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Luxurious boutique hotel, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, will reopen on October 19 after an extensive makeover that highlights its French luxury and art-de-vivre heritage.
Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Waitematā Harbour, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour is one of Auckland's most stunning places to rest your head. We're not the only ones who think so; the hotel has often been the choice of high profile celebrities, dignitaries and guests seeking something special. And the newly-refurbished space is oh-so chic, sporting timeless French flair, modern execution and stylish ambiance with elaborate ceiling art, rich Louis XVI-inspired furnishings and bold modernist sculptures.
“Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour epitomises sophisticated charm for locals and well-travelled connoisseurs seeking an urban oasis with luxury boutique spaces and a discreet personalised experience,” says General Manager Stephen Gould. “Like the ateliers of Paris, every space is a treasure house of artisanship. We’re proud to welcome locals and visitors to Auckland to journey through the hotel to experience its beautiful, elegant and stylish new-look.”
Among the hotel's new features is Club Millésime, an elegant set of services for guests reserving the hotel’s luxury rooms and suites. Club Millésime features a lounge retreat embellished in decorative art and is the setting for exclusive breakfasts, afternoon tea, evening drinks and canapés.
Restaurant La Marée, helmed by Michelin starred Chef Marc de Passorio, will bring to the Auckland foodie landscape the best of New Zealand seafood and local produce with French culinary techniques. With an elite waterside location in the Viaduct, the restaurant is a fabulous place to enjoy vistas across the Waitematā Harbour.
French Press, influenced by traditional Parisian sidewalk cafés, is the perfect waterside place to sit and people watch with coffee in hand. Make sure you check out the wide variety of sweet and savory crepes.
Sabrage brings the classic Champagne bar to the Sofitel experience, and is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Embracing its waterfront locale, the bar also offers bespoke seasonal cocktails, a local wine list and sharing platters.
The new-look Sofitel Spa offers clients a place to be pampered with cutting-edge accoutrements and the exclusive offering of French skincare line Biologique Recherche. Sofitel Spa is a luxurious escape for anyone visiting Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour.