Adding to the existing 166 designer-furnished rooms and suites, the new floor comprises of six room-types including an exclusive hotel-first, the Deluxe Room Plus. With only two Deluxe Room Plus rooms in the hotel, guests can indulge in a separate living area with floor to ceiling windows, bathrooms with marble detailing, full-sized bathtubs and a separate walk-in shower for added luxury.
In a nod to Hilton Auckland’s iconic waterfront location, sitting 300 meters out to sea on Princes Wharf, the Level 8 Bow Suite is designed in the shape of a luxury cruise liner. The Bow Suite looks out to 270-degree awe-inspiring views of the Hauraki Gulf and the Auckland Harbour Bridge, providing guests the perfect setting for relaxation and tranquillity.
Hilton Auckland’s General Manager, Adrian Teh says, “Our new Level 8 rooms and suites extend our commitment to welcoming the world’s travellers and delivering exceptional guest experiences. The unveiling of our new top floor reflects Hilton Auckland’s ambition to grow with Auckland City as it becomes a desired global destination.
“The previous Level 8 apartment space had been vacant for several years so we took the initiative to utilise this prime real estate within Auckland’s CBD to create new opportunities for our property. Adding 21 new rooms to the hotel will allow us to welcome more guests to experience the best of what Hilton Auckland has to offer, while also considering the significant impact of upcoming events such as APEC and America’s Cup which will see an influx of international visitors to the city.”
Hilton Auckland commissioned Chada, one of the top interior architecture practices specialising in the hotel and leisure industries in Australia and Pacific Rim to take on the refurbishment. For Chada it was important for the new room interiors to reflect a strong sense of its special location and panoramic views across the harbour.
While preserving the look and feel of Hilton Auckland’s existing distinctive interior, the new rooms reflect the varying hues of Auckland’s waterfront and nautical surroundings, boasting a serene colour palette with accents of blue and marbled bathrooms. In each guestroom there is a striking art panel headboard and a custom carpet which mimics a gently rolling sea.
Adrian Teh adds, “The opening of the Level 8 rooms will provide our guests with unparalleled views of Auckland harbour while enjoying new state-of-the-art features and furnishings. Ensuring no detail is missed, the preferences of our guests and their diverse and unique needs were at the forefront of all our design considerations. It is our pleasure to welcome our guests to enjoy our new top floor experience.”
In May this year, Hilton celebrated its 100thanniversary, aligning with the most dynamic year in the company’s history proudly opening a new hotel every day.
With over 837,999 night stays and 1,201,289 total guests since its opening in 2001, the hotel quickly has become an iconic piece of Auckland’s harbourside landscape.
As the Hilton Auckland continues look to the future, sustainability remains at the forefront. Hilton has an ambitious goal to cut its environmental footprint in half and double its investment in social impact by 2030. In Australasia specifically, all plastic straws have been removed from properties which previously accounted for 2.5million approximate straws annually across the region. In addition to this, Hilton Auckland is also proactively continuing to look for alternatives to other single use plastics.
Hilton Auckland Level 8 rooms are now open for reservation, located at 147 Quay St, Auckland 1010.