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Quintessential Luxury at the Park Hyatt Auckland

- 26th September 2020 - 

#travel #lifestyle

It’s pretty obvious that Covid has hit 2020 hard, which makes it all the more impressive that the Park Hyatt in Auckland has officially opened. The Hyatt team were determined to inject defined luxury into Auckland’s CBD. We were invited along to take a tour of the new spot and BOY did it impress. #canimoveinplease

The first thing you notice at the Hyatt is the gigantic Waka out the front (insert Instagram shot here). This, and the rest of the building, is a nod to reflect a Maori wharenui (house) – a place of gathering that brings families and communities together. 

Stepping inside the large atrium it’s all very open plan, which was done with purpose, offering a ‘no secrets’ vibe to customers. Looking up you see the enormity of the building, 195 guestrooms, 4 dining eateries, spa and gym facilities, this is impressive. The exposed concrete walls go from the ground upwards and screams sophistication.

The rooms are equally impressive and their standard hotel rooms are almost double the size of others in rival hotels. Each has a balcony overlooking the beautiful waterfront and comes with the usual features, except, it’s anything but ‘usual’. Each piece of furniture and fitting was designed with thought, and it shows. The nautical theme is evident throughout and each room has a walk-in shower and deep bath. #seriouslycanimoveinplease. Again, a touch of Maori culture is evident in each room, shown through custom-designed tukutuku panels and rugs.

When staying at the Park Hyatt you won’t need to leave when you get hungry as they have four very different culinary options. T
he first is Onemata, the hotel’s signature restaurant. Like the atrium, the restaurant is open planned, and customers can watch their food being cooked right in front of them. 

The pantry is more of a café-vibe, where guests and others can pop in for a quick lunch on the go or coffee. The Living Room is the hotel’s all-day dining venue and is where guests can have an a-la-carte breakfast or afternoon high tea. The views here are outstanding and we will forgive you if you end up staying all day. The final spot is the Captains Bar – a chic sailors bar where the bartenders will conduct classic and innovative cocktails for guests. 

For leisure, guests are invited to take advantage of their extensive spa facilities (make sure you book a treatment, they get booked up fast!) or lay out on the veranda and take a dip in the infinity pool, you won’t want to leave!

The hotel has plenty of space for events, and they already have weddings booked in! Perfect for a hens do, girls’ night out or romantic getaway, they truly have something for everyone. You’ll go for the hype and views but stay for the service and experience.