Hotel Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

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About this Project

Formerly The Westin Lighter Quay, this is a premium hotel development set on the edge of the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland.

The final building in the Lighter Quay development, the hotel consists of four levels of rooms atop a ground floor lobby and associated hotel, restaurant and bar facilities, all wrapped around an internal water feature.

Peddle Thorp were involved in three of the four buildings on the Lighter Quay site; Lighter Quay North Apartments, The Westin Lighter Quay Hotel and Lighter Quay Stage IIB.

Hospitality Industry Awards include -

• Best Accommodation Hotel New Zealand 2009 - Hospitality Association of NZ
• Best New Zealand Hotel 2009 - HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence
• New Zealand’s Best City Hotel 2009 - Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

as well as Top 100 World’s Best Hotel 2009 by Expedia Insiders List amongst countless other glowing accolades - "The Westin Auckland is the perfect destination for experiencing the exhilarating city of sails".

Awards Won

  • 2008 Property Council NZ - Excellence
  • 2007 Designers Institute of NZ Best Award - Gold - Spatial Design


Client Melview Developments

Location Viaduct Harbour Ave
New Zealand

Completion date July 2007



Soffitel 01

Water is a common amenity for the neighbourhood, in proximity and in visual prominence

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Guests' lounge.

Soffitel 07

Timber walkways provide a longitudinal access route

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The charcoal grey clay tiled panels are arranged along the façade into mini buildings

Soffitel 02

The water theme moves from Lighter Basin through the waterway, into the heart of the building

Soffitel 03

The internal courtyard is terminated at the edges of the central waterway

Soffitel 04

Central waterway enters the heart of the building

Soffitel 06

 Warm rich finishes.

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Water is a common amenity for the neighbourhood in proximity and in visual prominence

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