SO/ Auckland has taken out four awards in the Haute Grandeur Awards.

The hotel was awarded Excellence for Best Lifestyle Hotel in Oceania, Best New Hotel in Oceania, Best Design Hotel in New Zealand and Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in New Zealand.

Located in the heart of the city and occupying the former Reserve Bank, SO/ Auckland has been open for less than a year.

“We are absolutely honoured to achieve this excellence and recognition on a global level so soon after we have opened," said general manager Stephen Gould. "What’s really exciting is these accolades are about our guests and their experience at SO. We set out to shatter conventional hotel norms and it’s great to know that our guests are loving the experience."

Stephen Gould

The Haute Grandeur Global Awards is the world’s leading, most respected luxury hospitality Awards initiative, honouring establishments that continuously excel through remarkable hospitality experiences. The unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests rather than the quantity of votes by a panel of judges or the general public.

Renowned Kiwi designer label WORLD worked on SO/ Auckland, influencing the hotel’s bold emblem design which reflects the volcanic origins of Auckland, the natural beauty of New Zealand and the history of the building itself. Furniture and lighting installations by Dutch design house Moooi feature throughout the hotel.

Playing on the volcanic theme, guests can choose their room design style from Vapour, Liquid and Solid in all SO Cozy, SO Comfy, SO Club and SO Studio rooms.

SO/ Auckland  is also home to the city’s popular HI-SO rooftop bar, with expansive views of the Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island, while Michelin-starred French Chef Marc De Passorio helms the kitchen at Harbour Society restaurant.