Perched on the edge of Waitemata Harbour in the city’s buzzing Wynyard quarter, this waterside residence feels like an exhibition space at times. Interior royalty, Conran and Partners, have nailed the design brief – balancing industrial character, urban references and Maori inheritance straight from the get-go; a striking, lofty atrium with a Maori art installation is the beating heart of its long corridors, courtyards and range of spacious rooms. From the many panoramic windows, days roll by to the drift of docking yachts overseen by the looming skyscrapers that light up the night. From this enviable waterside location, it’s easy to explore the city’s designer shops, heritage buildings and oyster bars.
With 195 rooms and an array of suites, the volume does not compromise on space with extended freedom accentuated by full-height windows and a sense of being on a yacht. Lodgings accommodate the four corners of the hotel, some enjoying balconies and harbour views of pale blue shades and glimmering boats bobbing against the cityscape. The nautical design of the rooms incorporates timber palettes, modern lighting and built-in furniture, while suites are bestowed with generous additional space and freestanding bathtubs.
The sheer size of the property allows communal areas to flourish, housing a gallery that showcases temporary exhibitions as well as a sizeable gym. After days exploring the city and surrounds, the sunny open-air pool with panoramas of the Wynyard Quarter’s lighter basin offers a welcome retreat - as does a standout spa with a sleek subterranean hydrotherapy room. The flagship restaurant offers elevated traditional cuisine while The Living Room serves reviving afternoon tea. The casual Pantry conveniently whips up coffee and lunches on the go, and - while there’s every reason to set out and explore - the hotel's own harbourside bar is also a highly enticing venue for pre-dinner drinks.
Couples and families
Those seeking to be in the heart of the action
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Soak up the panoramic ocean and city views from the open air pool
Take in some of the fascinating exhibitions in the hotel’s temporary galleries
Indulge in a spa treatment at the subterranean hydrotherapy room
Dine on traditional cuisine at the hotel’s flagship restaurant or enjoy an afternoon tea in The Living Room
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the harbourside
Explore the range of designer shops and sophisticated eateries in the Wynyard Quarter
Take in the panoramic city views from the Sky Tower
Visit Auckland Zoo, New Zealand’s biggest zoo
Delve into the the country's rich history and cultural heritage at the Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.