New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel is now open for reservations for room bookings from September 15.
The hotel brand says the new property, which overlooks the Waitemata Harbour, will open its restaurants and bars this spring.
“We look forward to introducing the exceptional service that the Park Hyatt brand is renowned for in this dynamic city as the domestic tourism industry in New Zealand evolves in this new era of travel,” said general manager Brett Sweetman, Park Hyatt Auckland.
“In spite of Covid-19, we have kept all 150 employees on board thanks to owners Fu Wah and will recruit more colleagues when the hotel opens. We have created something that will be truly special, and we invite Aucklanders to experience our food and beverage offerings in our waterfront surroundings alongside the standout views,” he added.
Guests booking ahead of October 31 to stay at the hotel before December 31 this year can take advantage of Park Hyatt Auckland’s opening offer and receive NZD$50 (USD$33) credit per night to spend on site as well as a complimentary room upgrade to the next room category, the hotel says.
The seven storey hotel, designed by Ali Reda from ar+d in Singapore and partnering with local Bossley Architects, has been designed to reflect a Māori wharenui (house) – a place of gathering that brings families and communities together, according to Park Hyatt.
The hotel brand says the exterior of the hotel centres on the notion of a Māori cloak around the building, creating a double skin “offering warmth, privacy and beauty”. Park Hyatt also says designers worked closely with local Iwi to feature traditional Māori artworks, and Native Totara Pouwhenua (carvings) will line the entrances to welcome guests into the hotel.
Ranging from 47 sqm rooms to the 245 sqm Presidential Suite, the hotel brand says all 195 guest rooms will feature Māori accents, custom-designed tukutuku panels and rugs, made from New Zealand wool.
The 23 suites will offer “commanding views” with the Presidential Suite positioned on the rooftop, featuring an internal garden and a 125 sqm terrace to “entertain and soak up the spectacular panoramic views”.
Twin bedrooms will comprise two king single beds and two bathrooms. The marble bathrooms will come with a separate walk-in shower and deep-soaking bath with plant-based and cruelty-free bath products by New York perfumer Le Labo.
Dining and drinking
Park Hyatt Auckland says it will launch a collection of bars and restaurants.
Drawing from New Zealand’s rich and diverse landscapes and culinary innovation, the immersive dining experiences will include, Onemata, the hotel’s signature restaurant, that will serve local produce with a menu driven by seasonal ingredients supplied by New Zealand food artisans and suppliers.
The Pantry will offer “something for everyone”, from a quick grab and go for those on the move to a dine-in experience featuring a “modern fresh menu”.
The Living Room, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, will include a-la-carte breakfast and an afternoon tea experience with views on the water’s edge. Captain’s Bar will concoct classic cocktails with a local twist, from a list of fortified spirits and a menu of snacks and sharing platters.
The hotel offers about 9,500 sqm of flexible event spaces, including a ceremonial garden, meeting rooms and Waka – the rooftop bar.
“The event team at Park Hyatt Auckland will ensure any gathering is defined by creativity and imagination with personalised planning like customised menus and unique decor, providing a commitment to quality with mastery over the details,” reads a statement from the hotel.
“We are incredibly excited to see the opening of Park Hyatt Auckland which will incorporate much from New Zealand’s Māori culture including artworks and design features to create an intimate environment that is both beautifully stylish and welcoming,” said general manager Brett Sweetman, Park Hyatt Auckland.