• PROJECT Park Hyatt Auckland
  • DATE 2020
  • LOCATION Northern
  • SIZE 29,000m2
  • SECTOR Tourism + Leisure
  • Client Fu Wah International
  • Duration Jul 2016 - Dec 2020
  • Value $245 million
Hawkins partnered with China Construction, one of the world’s largest building companies, to deliver New Zealand’s first fivestar Park Hyatt hotel in New Zealand.

Hawkins and China State Construction Joint Venture (Hawkins/CSCEC JV) joined forces in June 2016 to deliver this state-of-the-art facility.

Park Hyatt is a seven-storey, 195 room hotel and sits on the former Team New Zealand site. Constructed on reclaimed land, infilled during the early 1900s, the building includes a single depth 6-metre basement, formed within contaminated land below sea level. This resulted in the project team having to overcome the challenge of mitigating the encroaching tide at the early phases of construction.

Whilst sitting proudly on the water’s edge, this remarkable project would be the first in New Zealand for Fu Wah International Group.

The 29,000m2 hotel takes up a 100m by 50m site on Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter and involved a worldwide collaboration of consultants and contractors. The design team for this project included local architecture firm, Bossley Architects, Singapore based AR+D, and interior design by world-renowned Conran and Partners.

The hotel features a modern minimalist aesthetic inside, while the outside is designed to look like a Maori cloak. It boasts a series of restaurants, cafes, bars and function spaces, a day spa, a 25-metre infinity pool and a full fitness centre.

The project was built over 4.5 years and comprised over 3.5 million man-hours. Safety was a key priority on this project, with only three LTI’s recorded over the course of construction. With up to 300 subcontractors a day at its peak, this project was a truly collaborative effort. The result was a high-quality building; delivered in a heated Auckland market during a global pandemic.

The Park Hyatt hotel is poised to set a new benchmark for modern luxury in Auckland for years to come. It is an exemplar of what the Wynyard Quarter revitalisation is all about – quality design built at the highest sustainability standards and site use that contributes to economic activity on the waterfront and the Auckland region as a whole.