Naumi Hotel | Auckland Airport banner

An existing hotel in bad condition was purchased by our clients and required a complete overhaul inside and out. Create a distinctively unique NZ boutique hotel encompassing the ideals of the Naumi brand: playful, unexpected, sexy, youthful and considered, was the first key directive. The second was to create a hotel like no other in the NZ market - a truly exhilarating experience and feast for all senses, with “absolutely no white!”. The old Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland-Airport required an entire re-fit, from adding a new front to the building and signage, to reception, bar, lounges and restaurant areas through to the bedrooms.
“ a space that bridges the gap between residence and hotel; a playground for well-travelled souls with sweet spots and an unexpected sense of theatre.”

Area: 10,500 sqm
Location: Mangare, Auckland
Date: January, 2018
Photographer: Michelle Weir & Sam Harnett

WAF INSIDE Awards 2018 - Shortlisted Best Hotel
INTERIOR Awards 2018 - Best Hospitality
BEST Awards 2018 - Silver (Spatial, Colour) & Bronze (Spatial, Repurposed Space)
RED Awards 2018 - Supreme Award
BEST Awards 2017 - Gold Pin (Spatial, Hospitality)

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We are interior designers with a strong architectural sensibility, dedicated to enhancing everyday environments and contributing to better quality of life. Since our launch in 2009, we have focused on creating beautiful and unexpected design to bring people together and demand attention, which has earned us an award winning reputation both nationally and internationally.