Dunedin family Property Investment Group CL Hotels are launching New Zealand's first modernist boutique hotel, Ebb-Dunedin.
Ebb is a modern boutique hotel that provides guests with relaxed luxury for a restful pause on their journey. Inspired by the land, sea and sky that surround us, the contemporary neighbourhood hotel will serve friends, locals, and guests a slice of Dunedin's unique way of life.
They have collaborated closely with awarded architect Gary Todd to create a modernist building with a defining black steel structure and glass curtain façade covering the entire front and rear facades. The glass face contains a semi-transparent artwork created by nationally acclaimed Dunedin artist Simon Kaan. The bespoke interior architecture has been crafted by Sydney based INDYK architects, the team behind award-winning QT Hotels. Dunedin's Stewart's Construction is the appointed builder with Sydney based creative agency MAUD leading creative brand direction.
The hotel is spread over four floors, containing 27 curated rooms, one exquisite two-bed penthouse suite and an onsite cafe/wine bar adjacent to the atrium garden. All rooms surround a light-filled covered atrium featuring numerous artworks by some of New Zealand’s best artists, creating a sense of being in an exhibition. The atrium contains large trees and floor to ceiling climbing plants. Each level has its own distinct guest lounge to enjoy a cocktail or two with other guests while soaking in the atrium atmosphere.
Each room has floor to ceiling, wall to wall glass at one end containing the semi-transparent commissioned artwork by Simon Kaan. Rooms have a nod to Dunedin heritage architecture through colour tones, black and white stone, natural oak timber joinery, open plan bathrooms with fluted glass sliding screens, a funky full mini-bar with curated local tastings and iconic furniture and fittings. The tactile layers create a sense of escapism and invite visual exploration.
Ebb-Dunedin is opening in early 2021 to welcome friends, guests, lovers, explorers, and escapees.