NEW Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel, Park Hyatt Auckland, has opened recently, offering travelers and Aucklanders a new luxurious place to meet, drink and dine in a prime waterfront location.
According to Brett Sweetman, General Manager of Park Hyatt Auckland said the stunning 195-room waterfront hotel features four restaurants and bars, a day spa and fitness centre as well as versatile event spaces. Bringing a new level of enrichment to New Zealand, Park Hyatt Auckland also marks the return of Hyatt hotels to the country.
“We are delighted to welcome the first guests to Park Hyatt Auckland, a waterfront location steeped in New Zealand’s rich culture. Discerning domestic travellers as well as the local community can expect a host of exciting gastronomic delights and rare culinary moments, delivered with intuitive personalized service,” Brett Sweetman said.
He added that as part of Hyatt’s global care and cleanliness commitment, we have enhanced safety and cleanliness protocols to protect the wellbeing of our colleagues and guests ensuring their peace of mind throughout their stay.
“Hotel is designed by Ali Reda from ar+d in Singapore in collaboration with local Bossley Architects, the hotel’s architecture is conceptualised as a Māori wharenui (house) – to be a place of gathering that brings families and communities together,” he noted.
Brett Sweerman explained the hotel’s double-layered exterior echoes a Māori cloak while the elegant interiors by Conran and Partners pay homage to New Zealand’s indigenous culture and feature Māori artwork specially created by local Kiwi artisans for Park Hyatt Auckland.
“On arrival, guests are welcomed by a stunning waka, carved by Rotorua artist, Lyonel Grant, and site-specific light installation by Peata Larkin inspired by traditional weaving to create an atmospheric artwork that represents the pathway to the sea as well as protection and strength,” he pointed out.
Featuring a tranquil moat and soaring atrium not seen before in Aotearoa, the elegant lobby is both airy and intimate. All 195 guestrooms feature custom-designed beautifully woven Tukutuku panels as featured artworks as well as rugs made from New Zealand wool.
He continued that the hotel’s unrivalled accommodation options range from 47 sqm guestrooms (almost double the size of comparable rooms in the city) to the 245 sqm Presidential Suite, setting a new benchmark for luxury accommodations in New Zealand. The 23 suites offer commanding harbour views while the rooftop Presidential Suite features an internal garden and an additional 125 sqm terrace to entertain and soak up the spectacular panoramic vistas. [traveltext.id]