AccorHotels has expanded its So Sofitel brand to
the city of Auckland, New Zealand.
Located at 67 Customs Street East, the So
Sofitel Auckland occupies the former Reserve Bank and home of the
country’s gold reserves.
Renowned Kiwi fashion innovator World provided
flair throughout the hotel as the signature design partner for the
property. World’s influence includes the hotel’s bold emblem
design, which reflects the volcanic history of Auckland, the
natural beauty of New Zealand and the history of the building
World joins an international stable that
includes Mr. Kenzo Takada in Mauritius, Monsieur Christian Lacroix
in Bangkok and Viktor&Rolf in Berlin. World’s touch in Auckland
can be seen in everything from the staff ‘attire’, wallpaper,
suite artwork, neon art installations and the hotel’s unique
“We’re ecstatic to finally open the doors to
Auckland’s most audacious hotel,” said Stephen Gould, General
Manager. “It’s been an exciting journey with the global So team
since 2011 to prepare for opening including two years of immersion
with the brand at So Sofitel Bangkok. Every touch of a So hotel is
unique to its location and thanks in large part to our signature
designer World, we have unlocked a destination truly unique to our
Each of the hotel’s 130 rooms include a
luxurious bath, separate rain-shower, on-demand, in room
technology, complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar and Wi-Fi, a flat
screen TV and a choice of harbour or city views. Harbour view
rooms also have outdoor balcony access.
So Sofitel Auckland features an indoor heated
swimming pool, a spa, gym, variety of F&B outlets including the
Hi-So rooftop bar which offers expansive views of the Waitemata
Harbour and Rangitoto Island, and a Club Signature Lounge.