Auckland’s most luxurious boutique hotel, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, will officially reopen on 19th October 2020 after an extensive makeover that reaffirms its French luxury and art-de-vivre heritage with contemporary elegance. The hotel will offer striking designed spaces, bespoke experiences, privacy and a sense of discovery.
Overlooking Waitemata Harbour, the hotel has been the preferred choice of high profile celebrities, dignitaries and guests since 2012. From arrival, guests will be enveloped in timeless French flair, modern execution and stylish ambiance with elaborate ceiling art, rich Louis XVI inspired furnishings and bold modernist sculptures. These design elements are the unmistakable hallmarks of the new re-imagined Sofitel Auckland.
"Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour epitomises sophisticated charm for locals and well-travelled connoisseurs seeking an urban oasis with luxury boutique spaces and a discreet personalised experience," said Stephen Gould, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour's general manager.
Like the ateliers of Paris, every space is a treasure house of artisanship. We’re proud to welcome locals and visitors to Auckland to journey through the hotel to experience its beautiful, elegant and stylish new-look.
The hotel’s new features also include the addition of Club Millésime, an elevated range of privileges, services and rituals for guests reserving the hotel’s luxury rooms and suites. Club Millésime features a lounge retreat embellished in decorative art and is the setting for exclusive breakfasts, afternoon tea, evening drinks and canapés.
Restaurant La Marée, helmed by Michelin starred Chef Marc de Passorio, will bring to the Auckland foodie landscape the best of New Zealand seafood and local produce with French culinary techniques. With an elite waterside location in the Viaduct, the restaurant has outdoor seating as well as a refined indoor atmosphere to suit occasions of note; be it a celebration, engagement or rendezvous.
French Press, influenced by traditional Parisian sidewalk cafés, is the perfect waterside place to sit and people watch with coffee in hand. The signature is a wide variety of sweet and savoury crepes.
Sabrage celebrates the re-emergence of the classic Champagne bar, with a touch of effervescent to suit all palates, accompanied by dramatic sabrage experiences. Embracing its waterfront locale, the bar also offers bespoke seasonal cocktails, local wine list and sharing platters.
The new look Sofitel Spa offers clients a place of wellbeing with cutting edge accoutrements and the exclusive offering of French skincare line Biologique Recherche. Sofitel Spa is a luxurious escape for discerning individuals.
"We’re delighted to reopen the refreshed, reimagined and revitalised Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour," said Gillian Millar, Accor New Zealand's senior vice president operations. "There are few other hotels so synonymous with luxury in the city and no others which bring the essence of French flair to life."