Overlooking Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour, the impressive seven-storey hotel offers four restaurants and bars, flexible event spaces, a day spa, swimming pool and gym – all wrapped up in Park Hyatt’s own concept of luxury, reflecting the brand’s contemporary and elegant nature.
Striking a careful balance between the urban landscape and New Zealand’s rich heritage, Conran and Partners’ design approach has been inspired by the surrounding harbour’s strong sense of place and the hotel’s close relationship to the vibrant city’s urban grain, as well as the maritime character of the area and multicultural society.
The client’s brief was to create a collection of unique but connected spaces with an unmistakable identity and a unifying sense of place. Each space within the new hotel, including the extensive F&B offering, has its own identity while being consistent with the overarching concept. ‘We have created a seamless journey through the series of spaces, contrasting dramatic volumes with intimate spaces,’ says the team. ‘On the whole we have sought to use natural and locally sourced materials, with references to Māori heritage and its arts and crafts, contrasted with modern influences from Europe and Asia scattered throughout.