Design concepts have been released for the guest rooms of the JW Marriott Auckland for the first time, giving an idea of what to expect from New Zealand's newest five-star hotel.
The building's conversion from the Stamford Plaza on Albert St, a $25 million refurbishment project, will be completed in mid-2024.
The rooms have been designed by interior design studio O37 using a concept said to be "inspired by the merging of old and new" that "revolves around the idea of "beautiful collisions", where the weaving of opposite elements results in a harmonious and tranquil living space".
It will be Aotearoa's first JW Marriott, the biggest hotel chain in the world, and marks the latest in a swathe of high-profile hotels opening in Auckland in recent years such as the Park Hyatt, Voco, QT and Hotel Britomart.
"We are thrilled to offer a glimpse of what guests can expect ahead," said Sean Hunt of Marriott International.
"The new room designs perfectly encapsulate our brand DNA, reflecting the legacy of our founder J Willard Marriott’s vision of holistic wellbeing and mindfulness - allowing travellers to bring their whole selves and be truly present to experience Auckland to the fullest."
The JW Marriott Auckland will feature 286 refurbished rooms along with its renovated restaurant, meeting rooms and lobby area, fitness centre, spa, sauna and indoor heated swimming pool on the top floor.