SO/ Auckland takes out four awards
SO/ Auckland has taken out four prestigious award wins at the globally recognised Haute Grandeur Awards, during a gala awards evening in Kuala Lumpur on 19 October. Open for less than one year, SO/ Auckland was awarded Best New Hotel in Oceania, Excellence for Best Lifestyle Hotel in Oceania, Best Design Hotel in New Zealand and Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in New Zealand.
Located in the heart of the city and occupying the former Reserve Bank site, SO/ Auckland has brought a new level of design audacity and boldness to the Auckland hotel scene.
Stephen Gould General Manager SO/ Auckland, says “We are absolutely honoured to achieve this level of excellence and recognition on a global stage, so soon after we have opened. What’s really exciting is these accolades are about our guests and their experience at SO. We set out to shatter conventional hotel norms and it’s great to know that our guests are loving the experience.”
The Haute Grandeur Global Awards are the world’s leading, most respected luxury hospitality awards initiative, honouring establishments that continuously excel through remarkable hospitality experiences. The unbiased results are guaranteed by placing emphasis on quality feedback from guests rather than quantity of votes by a panel of judges or general public.
SO/ Auckland has become one of the city’s most Instagrammable hot spots since it opened in November 2019. Renowned Kiwi designer label WORLD provided their synonymous flair throughout the hotel as the signature design partner influencing the hotel’s bold emblem design, which reflects the volcanic origins of Auckland, the natural beauty of New Zealand and the history of the building itself.
Furniture and lighting installations by Dutch design house, Moooi are a transforming feature throughout the hotel creating ambience and intrigue throughout the hotel. Enter into the hypnotic world of SO though the Mixo Bar viathe ground floor entrance which is home to the hotel world’s first spectacular Mega Chandelier created by Marcel Wanders.
Playing on the volcanic theme, guests can choose their room design style from Vapour, Liquid and Solid in all SO Cozy, SO Comfy, SO Club and SO Studio rooms.
SO/ Auckland is also home to the city’s popular HI-SO rooftop bar, with expansive views over Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island, while Michelin-starred French Chef Marc De Passorio helms the kitchen at Harbour Society restaurant. www.so-auckland.com/ accorhotels.com
SO/ Hotels & Resorts is so vivid, expressive and bursting with local energy that even the most adventurous travelers will be fascinated and entertained. A dynamic player on the global hotel scene, the SO/ brand surprises with a playful and distinctly rebellious interpretation of luxury that includes avant-garde design, a passion for fashion, trendy beats, ‘Just Say SO’ service, and buzzing destination bars and events. Originally created as an exclusive label of Sofitel, the SO/ brand can now be found in socially vibrant destinations such as Berlin, Mauritius, Bangkok, St. Petersburg and Singapore. SO/ hotels are places to be and to be seen, thrilling guests with fashionable and entertaining social experiences that capture the vivacity and vibe of the locale. SO/ Hotels & Resorts is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 4,900 hotels and residences across 110 countries.
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