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On a luxurious transformation journey with JW Marriott Auckland + Video

  • August 29, 2023

Luxury hotel brand JW Marriott, Auckland has unveiled new design concepts for guest rooms and it’s full transformation journey.

Marriott International’s iconic luxury brand JW Marriott has unveiled it’s new design concepts for guest rooms as it embarks on a three stage complete transformation journey for it’s flagship hotel, JW Marriott, Auckland.

JW Marriott occupies a prime spot in Auckland CBD at what was Stamford Plaza on Albert Street. The hotel has 286 rooms and was sold last year for $170M making it New Zealand’s largest commercial real estate sale. Marriott International has the largest portfolio of luxury hotels worldwide and manages the hotel under a licensing agreement.

King Room at JW Marriott, Auckland
King Room at JW Marriott, Auckland. Photo: Supplied

With a $25M budget spread over three phases, the first phase of completing 40 rooms by the end of 2023 has kicked off with the design reveal of the first guest room. The new designs revolve around the idea of ‘beautiful collisions’ drawing inspiration from New Zealand nature with a balance of rough and smooth textures. With an area of 38sqmts, rooms at JW Marriott are some of the most spacious in town and renovating them would cost $100,000 per key.

“We’re making this hotel a flagship hotel in this part of the world”, said Girish Talreja, General Manager at JW Marriott Auckland. “What you can see, touch and feel in the guestrooms, everything is changing to make it way welcoming, intuitive, and a relaxing environment for our customers to experience for times to come”, added Girish.

Lifts corridor at JW Marriott, Auckland
Lifts corridor at JW Marriott, Auckland. Photo: Supplied

The newly renovated hotel rooms would yield a premium of 40% on top of what has been a soft market for hotels in New Zealand recovering from the aftermaths of the pandemic.

Rooms Corridor at JW Marriott, Auckland.
Rooms Corridor at JW Marriott, Auckland. Photo: Supplied

Following on from the rooms, meeting and event spaces will undergo renovation along with food and beverage offerings with a new Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant and a signature Italian bistro. The food and beverage offering along with meeting spaces will be ready to welcome guests from April 2024 with the hotel full renovated to the luxury standards of JW Marriott by Spring 2024.

JW Marriott, Auckland

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