Project in focus: Hotel Indigo Auckland
Brought to life by an impressive team that includes IHG, Ninety Four Feet, WMK Architecture and Scott Carver, Hotel Indigo Auckland will debut in late 2022.
This 225-key upscale hotel forms part of a major development in a coveted Auckland Central location. We find out what makes this milestone IHG property stand out.
Auckland’s new landmark
Created in collaboration with the Australia-based property developer Ninety Four Feet, IHG’s first Hotel Indigo in New Zealand is planning to open in the fourth quarter of next year. The hotel will be located within a mixed-use development that’s slated to become an iconic landmark of Auckland’s skyline, fusing old and new, and reaching up to 39 storeys high.
It’s here that interior design studio Scott Carver has set about interpreting IHG’s concept for giving each property its ‘neighbourhood story’, ensuring no two Hotel Indigo properties are the same as they all draw on their local areas for inspiration. These interiors are being paired with the architectural design of WMK Architecture, which involves maintaining the facade of the original historic building once home to the first luxury car importer in Auckland and blending it with striking newbuild elements.
The design concept that’s fast taking shape on this prominent plot draws on the site’s history, while also celebrating the transformation that downtown Auckland has undergone into a cultural hub for entertainment, business and living.
Telling a story through interior design
Guests can expect to see industrial features, exposed brick and reclaimed timber set against bold interior-design solutions such as metal-framed reeded glass partitions and lighting inspired by the hotel’s neighbour, St Patrick’s Cathedral. This will be complemented by vintage detailing in rich leathers.
Each of the guest rooms will boast bathroom furniture and joinery highlighting vintage and industrial characteristics, along with warm timber flooring, white rendered walls and gold metal trim. Quilted upholstered bed and lounge seating will reference the property’s neighbourhood story and a scaffolding-inspired open wardrobe will pay tribute to the building’s past, with Hotel Indigo’s brand identity shining through in details like iconic art prints.
Amenities within the hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant and bar, meeting space and a gym. Meanwhile, the majority of the rooms will command views over the city and its famous harbour.
The hotel’s location places it within easy reach of Sky Tower, NZ International Convention Centre, Sky City Casino and the office buildings of the CBD.
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