Sofitel Viaduct Auckland refurb complete

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour has completed a $2 million refurbishment.

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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour has completed a $2 million refurbishment.

Under the command of local interior designers Space Studio, all guestrooms have received a complete makeover to both infuse a delicate French flavour as well as reflect the hotel’s location overlooking the marina and Auckland waterfront.

Sofitel New Zealand’s area general manager, Wouter de Graaf, said, “We are delighted to unveil our elegant new ‘magnifique’ guestrooms to provide our highly discerning guests the next tier of luxury and high-class accommodation in Auckland’s waterfront.”

Creative director of Space Studio, Vee Kessner, said, “Our aim was for a more feminine look and a colour palette that drew its tonal cues from the French heritage of the brand. We wanted to add elements of luxury along with aspects of our modern Kiwi aesthetic”.

New French influences in the rooms include the addition of the distinctive paisley pattern made fashionable in Europe by Empress Josephine, who amassed a collection of over 400 paisley shawls.

The renovation of the guest rooms follows a soft refurbishment of the lobby as well as the recent launch the hotel’s new wine venue, The Cellar.


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