The new, grand lobby features a palette of turquoise and gold, and artworks and installations by local artists
The award-winning Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has transformed its expansive lobby and reception area with a complete redesign.
Under the direction of Auckland-based interior designers Macintosh Harris, the lobby and reception area now blends both a delicate French flavour as well as that authentic New Zealand style that is a reflection the hotel’s iconic location in the heart of Queenstown.
The new lobby evokes a sense of grandeur, featuring a colour palette of turquoise and gold, at once mirroring the turquoise hue of Lake Wakatipu and nodding to Queenstown’s gold mining heritage. Further referencing the hotel’s French culture, the lobby design utilises Christian Lacroix armchairs and floral artwork by local and international artists including Auckland based artist Robert Scriven.
The pièce de résistance is an embellishment artwork on the 100 year old Steinway piano which graces the lobby. ‘Formation in Gold’ by celebrated contemporary Kiwi artist Anna Leyland is an art installation that provides multi-layered references to national and cultural symbols and balances traditional shapes with modern flow.
Located at 8 Duke Street, the multi-award-winning Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa features 70 Superior and Luxury rooms, 10 Prestige Suites, two Penthouse Suites and So Spa at Sofitel which takes guests on an unadulterated journey of relaxation and pampering, all in the heart of Queenstown.