New Zealand prepares to welcome Park Hyatt brand in spring

New Zealand’s first Park Hyatt hotel will open its restaurants and bars this spring in Auckland, while the hotel’s 195 guestrooms are currently available for reservations from September 15.

“We look forward to introducing the exceptional service that the Park Hyatt brand is renowned for in this dynamic city as the domestic tourism industry in New Zealand evolves in this new era of travel,” said general manager Brett Sweetman.

“In spite of Covid-19, we have kept all 150 employees on board thanks to owners Fu Wah and will recruit more colleagues when the hotel opens. We have created something that will be truly special, and we invite Aucklanders to experience our food and beverage offerings in our waterfront surroundings alongside the standout views.”

Park Hyatt Auckland’s signature restaurant Onemata will be headed by executive chef Brent Martin, a New Zealander who has returned home after a career spanning six countries and over 20 years managing restaurants in some of the world’s top hotels.

The hotel will also offer more than 9500sqm of flexible event spaces, including a ceremonial garden, meeting rooms and rooftop bar Waka.