Construction has started on the five-star Park Hyatt hotel at Auckland's waterfront in New Zealand.
Park Hyatt Auckland has been designed by Singapore’s AR+D Studio principal Ali Reda and local firm Bossley Architects, with interior design by Conran + Partners.
Construction work will be carried out by a joint venture of Chinese and New Zealand based construction companies.
The 195-room hotel, managed by the Hyatt Group, will be the first Park Hyatt hotel in New Zealand.
The project will be funded with an investment of NZD200m ($135.3m) from Beijing-based property developer Fu Wah International Group, which represents one of the largest foreign investments in New Zealand tourism infrastructure.
The developer will invest a further NZD2.5m ($1.6m) on a new public space and art display in the area around the hotel.
Hyatt Group president - Asia Pacific David Udell said: “Park Hyatt Auckland will be a landmark hotel, delivering a new level of luxury and sophistication to our guests.
“These elements are increasingly being sought by a growing number of discerning and affluent business and leisure travellers visiting this beautiful harbour city.”