Located in the Wynyard Quarter fronting on to the Viaduct Harbour in the heart of Auckland, this new Park Hyatt Hotel will offer an exciting range of public facilities and function spaces, including bars, cafes, restaurants, and reception halls. Taking up a 100m by 50m site, it is essentially a hollow rectangle, the 195 rooms facing out from the perimeters, with a dramatic central atrium, seven stories high and partially glazed. The external façade is cloaked in sliding or pivoting bronzed stainless steel mesh screens, which will provide a shimmering skin of reflections to animate the building with natural light.
The developers are Fu Wah NZ, the design team is led by ar+d from Singapore, with interiors by Conran and Partners from London, and multiple NZ based consultants. The contractor is China Hawkins Construction, and completion is programmed for the end of 2018.