Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel – free like a bird

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This newly opened Naumi Auckland airport hotel is the latest addition to the Naumi Hospitality’s portfolio. Naumi Auckland airport hotel d680f181_z (1)The Hind Group, a Singaporean based hospitality player, has Naumi hotels in Singapore, Australia, and now in New Zealand.Naumi Auckland airport hotel auckland-2160547_640Naumi which auspiciously means ‘9th day’ in Sanskrit is a place of refuge, recharge, and relaxation for the sophisticated traveler. Conjuring up feelings of residence and sanctuary, the 193-room boutique hotel with private patios and balconies near the international airport truly has its own personality.
Naumi Auckland airport hotel tui-1120299_640Inspired by the native Tui bird and the colors of its natural habitat, the contemporary, stylish design of the hotel creates a memorable guest experience (without even talking about the hospitality services yet). Naumi Auckland airport hotelUpon entering the lobby, travelers are met by a 2.5-meter birdcage and an impressive chandelier. Behind the check-in desk is a 24-carat gold textured wall commissioned from the NY Art Department (NZ) mimicking bird feathers. Naumi Auckland airport hotel fc504af0_z (2)Throughout the property are visual art installations that speak to the elegance and senses of the savvy guests’ luxury lifestyle. Naumi Auckland airport hotel webst36154Accessories, furniture, and artworks were curated from well-known designers and artists such as Skultuna (UK), Johnathan Adler (USA), Zanotta (IT), Kartell (IT), and Poltrona Frau (IT) but also from local talents such as Max Gimblett (NZ) and Arnold Palmer (NZ).
Naumi Auckland airport hotel Rug_02-edited-1Another piece of the transformation design is the artwork of Belynda Henry. The Australian-based artist recently won the NSW Wynne prize for her depiction of natural landscapes. Her art pieces are displayed in the lobby. Naumi Auckland airport hotel 110013883The patterns and colors lend themselves so perfectly that they were also depicted in the rugs of the guest rooms. On the one hand, this facilitates the guests’ interactions and engagement with the natural environment especially of the Tuis’ natural surroundings and on the other hand, it is a vibrant connection to art.Naumi Auckland airport hotel 885749_17082412160055673057The Tui birds not only interesting to look at but they are making distinctive sounds. New Zealand-based artist Judi Bagust captures these lyrical notes through ink marks on the canvas. Naumi Auckland airport hotel _Website_Gallery_1500x715px-Restaurant01_17JulySome frames are displayed in the main dining area and limited edition reprints are visible in the guest rooms.Naumi Auckland airport hotel Bagust2_ext_RetouchedIf one were to venture out of the hotel, it is located near Villa Maria Wine Estate and the historic Otuataua Stonefields Reserve and Mangere Mountain. The Watercare’s Coastal Walkway is not far away and to complete the circle there is an Outdoor Sculpture Gallery.Naumi Auckland airport hotelnew-zealand-870972_640

Another bird inspired hotel is on the grounds of the Segera Retreat in Kenya, Africa.

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