Published: 28 September 2018 by: The H4C Team

Expect luxury and contemporary style at this new Auckland hotel

New Zealand is still hot on the travel radar in 2018, with Auckland on the North Island attracting culture-vultures and luxury-lovers alike. Sure to impress both, the soon-to-be-opened SO/ Auckland will provide a unique and sumptuous place for travellers to stay in the city. Teaming up with renowned New Zealand fashion brand WORLD for the design, SO/ Auckland promises to stand out from the crowd.

Occupying the former Reserve Bank in Auckland's centre, the hotel will feature touches of the contemporary fashion icon throughout – from signature design prints and artwork to wallpaper designs and staff attire. SO/ Auckland General Manager Stephen Gould says the partnership will give the hotel a modern and youthful character. "We needed a designer with an approach as bold and enterprising as the SO/ brand; energetic, social, bursting with individual character but also inherently a reflection of Auckland," says Gould. "WORLD is a playful mix of sophistication and dynamic style, and therefore was an obvious choice."

Expect a contemporary mix of glamorous and relaxed styles

Further embracing the modern approach, the hotel will also keep things relaxed with nametag-less staff, self-serve complimentary minibars and a breezy rooftop bar. Or, for something a little more refined, guests can enjoy a meal at the French-inspired Harbour Society restaurant, led by Chef Marc de Passorio (former owner of the Michelin-starred L'Esprit de la Violette). 

Set to open in November 2018, the new 130-room SO/Auckland will also boast a cafe, Club Signature lounge, SO Spa, SO Fit and indoor heated pool. To find out more, visit the hotel's website here.

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