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Park Hyatt brand debuts in New Zealand

The announcement of the official opening of Park Hyatt hotel Auckland marks the debut of New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt.

This sophisticated waterfront hotel is the city’s newest luxurious place to meet, drink and dine and the team is delighted to welcome guests to experience a new level of post-COVID luxury.

The stunning 195-room waterfront hotel features four restaurants and bars, a day spa and fitness centre as well as versatile event spaces. Park Hyatt Auckland marks a welcome return of Hyatt hotels to the country.

Brett Sweetman, general manager of Park Hyatt Auckland said: “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 personalised service.

“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.” 

The hotel was designed by Ali Reda from ar+d in Singapore in collaboration with local Bossley Architects, and the 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, Lionel 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.

Park Hyatt Auckland also offers a collection of bars and restaurants that offer unparalleled 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. 

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 Hotel’s 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. 

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here: hyatt.com/care-and-cleanliness 

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