Grand Windsor wins award
02 October 2018
Auckland-central's Hotel Grand Windsor has been recognised by the Hospitality New Zealand Awards last week as the Best Redeveloped Accommodation.
An MGallery by Sofitel property, the original Art Deco architecture and interior design within the Hotel Grand Windsor provided the aesthetic foundation for the redevelopment, transforming the property from a three-star to five-star hotel while still operating, over the course of 12 months, starting in 2016.
Ronnie Ronalde, group operator manager for CPG Hotels which operates Hotel Grand Windsor, said the award is an honour to be shared across the many passionate people who combined their talents to create the hotel, including the owner CP Group and management and staff in its in-house management company CPG Hotels.
'We are thrilled to accept this award and to be recognised for bringing to life the vision we always had to bring back the undeniable sophistication, luxury and elegance of the 1920’s while catering to a discerning, modern guest,' says Ronalde.
In 1928 ‘Windsor House’ operated as a soda fountain and tea rooms, providing inspiration for the overhauled guest experience, including a tea-based welcome beverage, bone china tea sets and premium tea sets in guest rooms.
Original artwork and interior design relating to the 1920s and 1930s takes pride of place around the hotel while the contemporary take on the Art Deco interiors come to life with modern yet glamourous bathrooms, lounge spaces and suites. Cooke’s Restaurant & Bar pays homage to the eatery of the same name in the first Windsor House, with signature dishes put a modern twist on well-known favourites from the original restaurant.
The 79 room boutique hotel most recently introduced a luxurious High Tea experience and will soon be launching spa and conference facilities.