Set to officially open on 1st February 2018, Naumi Auckland Airport has been designed to exude a contemporary vibe, with bold accents of colour and playful details at every turn.
Located in the airport precinct, south of the city centre and just minutes from the international and domestic airports, the hotel offers a perfect stylish stopover for leisure and business travellers.
With 193 spacious rooms and suites offering private patios and balconies, an outdoor swimming pool, a perfectly manicured English garden, restaurant and bar, fully-equipped gym and over 500 square metres of conference and meeting space, the property offers all the signature Naumi comforts with the idiosyncratic design and personalised, authentic service the brand is known for.
For those with time to explore, the hotel is near New Zealand’s famous winery, Villa Maria Wine Estate, as well as the historic Otuataua Stonefields Reserve and Mangere Mountain.
The hotel theme pays homage to New Zealand’s native Tui bird, and has been realised by award winning Auckland-based design practices Material Creative (interior designers) and Ellery Muir & Associates (architect), who were commissioned by Naumi Hotels to create a hotel that is unexpected, with elements to surprise and delight its guests.
Breaking the mould of the traditional boutique hotel experience through a balance of functionality, art and design, Naumi Auckland Airport offers a truly immersive experience.
On arrival into the hotel and its double-height lobby, a 24-carat gold leaf textured wall greets guests as they check-in. Commissioned and made by the NY Art Department (NZ), the piece of art represents the feathered nape of the Tui bird and took 6 months to create.
A total of 95 gold discs hand-painted with feathers adorn the lounge area, which has been designed with rich layering of emerald greens, jewel blues and magenta pops, mimicking the shimmering Tui tones.
Beyond the reception area, the bar and restaurant form the heart of the hotel and make a similar bold design statement. A light feature reading “ruffle your tail feathers” sits above the bar, inviting guests to socialise, while oversize armchairs, textured rugs and striking chandeliers imbue a sense of the dramatic.
Art plays a central role at Naumi Auckland Airport, with an impressive gallery of works embellishing the hotel from the entrance through to each and every guest room. Featured artists include Belynda Henry, an Australian-based artist and winner of the NSW Wynne prize, who has been commissioned to capture the natural landscape of Auckland with multi-sensory pieces showcased in the hotel lobby and New Zealand-based designer Judi Bagust whose whimsical signature brush strokes are reminiscent of the particular song of the tui bird and compliment the landscapes.
Paksa, meaning “wing of a bird” in Sanskrit, is the restaurant and bar forming the beating heart of the hotel. Led by executive-chef Luke Bottner, Paksa offers a menu of Asian-fusion and classic dishes, with something for everyone and for any occasion.