“Guests are encouraged to make themselves entirely at home and indulge in the complete and utter comfort on offer and join us every evening for cocktails and canapes.”
“To be leading the launch of our first curated by Fable hotel is something every general managers dream of, it brings you back to why you love hospitality. The truly luxury boutique hotel experience that’s been curated within Hotel Fitzroy is nothing short of exceptional from the hosts who have been handpicked to bring the experience to life through to the most exquisitely designed suites, guest spaces and food & beverage the property offers. Hotel Fitzroy will be a fantastic addition to the vibrant Ponsonby neighbourhood but will also set a new benchmark for boutique hotels in Auckland,” Dickinson says.
Inside the heritage two-storey villa on the corner of Fitzroy Street and Richmond Road in Ponsonby, are elegantly styled rooms that allow guests to relax in complete style and comfort. On arrival, guests are welcomed into an intimate reception area comfortably sinking into over scaled Moooi designer chairs and refreshed with a Manuka, lemongrass and ginger sours tea with parmesan and sumac shortbread.
The landmark villa is juxtaposed by a contemporary building with a dramatic black slatted exterior, an external sculptural spiral staircase and four superior rooms.
Director of sales & marketing, Lisa Breckon feels that the hotel is the perfect place for discerning individual and small groups, attending business events in Auckland. “Hotel Fitzroy would work very well for small groups, executive retreats or small incentives. It maybe that groups, families or individuals would like exclusive use of a boutique hotel and we can help with that.” Says Breckon.
Breakfast has been designed by award-winning group executive chef Jinu Abraham, is delivered to each guest’s room in the morning. Each breakfast has a focus on local inspiration, whole foods and sustainable produce grown and raised in the region and is included in the room rate. So too is the tumbler of whisky in the library and custom-selected minibar.
For guests wanting a nightcap, a place to read the newspaper or catch up on work, the intimate Fitzroy library has been designed with exactly this in mind. There is a well-stocked bar and extensive collection of books for guests to enjoy a moment of quiet.
Hotel Fitzroy is the first hotel to open under the new Fables Hotels & Resorts brand.