The sophisticated waterfront hotel marks the debut of the Park Hyatt brand in New Zealand
New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel, Park Hyatt Auckland, has opened, offering travellers and Aucklanders a new luxurious place to meet, drink and dine in a prime waterfront location. 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,” said Brett Sweetman, general manager, Park Hyatt Auckland. “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.”
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. 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. 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.
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.
Drinking and dining
Park Hyatt Auckland offers a collection of bars and restaurants that offer unparalled drinking and dining experiences for memorable occasions. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef, Brent Martin, a New Zealander who has returned home after an illustrious career spanning six countries and more than 20 years managing restaurants in some of the world’s top hotels.
Drawing from New Zealand’s rich and diverse landscapes and culinary innovation, the restaurants and bars at Park Hyatt Auckland include:
Onemata, which means “rich fertile soil,” reflects Park Hyatt Auckland’s commitment to thoughtfully sourcing ingredients and showcasing local suppliers and culinary artisans. The restaurant opens onto Lighter Quay and serves the finest local produce with a menu driven by seasonal and sustainably sourced ingredients. For more information www.onematarestaurant.co.nz.
- The Pantry offers something for everyone, from a quick grab-and-go for those on the move to a casual dine-in experience featuring a modern fresh menu in a relaxed environment.
- The Living Room is the hotel’s all-day dining venue, offering a-la-carte breakfast, delicious lunch options and a refined afternoon tea experience, alongside picturesque views on the water’s edge.
- The Captain’s Bar concocts classic cocktails with a local twist, drawing from an extensive list of fortified spirits, and serves snacks and sharing platters.
With more than 1200 sqm of versatile event spaces, meeting rooms and a rooftop bar, Waka, Park Hyatt Auckland is set to become the city’s premier location for inspirational and sophisticated social events. The quietly confident events team at Park Hyatt Auckland ensures any gathering is anchored in creativity and imagination with personalised planning, such as customised menus and unique decor, providing a commitment to quality with mastery over the details.
The Spa is an intimate sanctuary of calm and relaxation, thoughtfully curated to provide a wellbeing experience for all its guests. It features a 25-metre infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness centre with views of the Harbour Bridge, a Himalayan salt sauna, an aromatherapy steam room and calming hydrotherapy area with vitality pools.
Opening offer: Waterfront Escape
Guests booking the Waterfront Escape package before 31st October 2020, to stay at the hotel before 31st December 2020 will receive NZD$50 credit per night to spend on site, as well as a complimentary room upgrade to a room with waterfront views. The Park Hyatt Auckland opening offer is a limited-time offer.
Offer valid for credit per day that can be applied against Hotel Credit. Offer valid for reservations made in advance between 07/01/2020 and 10/31/2020 for stays from 09/01/2020 through 12/31/2020 at Park Hyatt Auckland. Must request offer code OPEN at time of booking to qualify. Credits must coincide with guest’s stay at Park Hyatt Auckland. All guests must be at least 21 years of age and/or of legal age to consume alcohol in the jurisdiction where the hotel is located to receive alcoholic beverages. Credits may be used towards alcoholic beverages. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability.
Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Rate is per room, per night, based on double occupancy and excludes service charges, mandatory resort fees, applicable taxes and other incidental expenses. Additional charges may apply for additional guests or room type upgrades.
Guest is responsible for all charges not included in package. No refunds for any unused portion of package. No substitutions nor replacement services or products offered for package inclusions. A portion of the rate for this offer may reflect taxes, service charges, gratuities, and third-party charges for certain included items, and those costs are not eligible for World of Hyatt® points.
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