After a year of lockdowns and strict travel bans, we are looking forward to the day we can roam free and once again discover the breathtaking places our planet has to offer. I can’t think of a better place to escape to than the remote island of New Zealand with its long sandy beaches, rolling green pastures, volcanoes, and rainforests.
New Zealand’s diverse landscapes seed a passion for the outdoors, and most recreational activities are only two hours from city centers. At the end of the day, hang up your wetsuit and immerse yourselves in a sensory wonderland at the Naumi Studio Hotel, in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington.
Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Te Aro, renowned for cafes, nightlife, and art galleries along Cuba Street, the Naumi Studio Hotel holds its own as the place to see and be seen. After an extensive renovation, the interiors of the historic 19th-century building have been transformed into a visual feast for the senses, enthralling guests with its eclectic spaces inspired by seafaring and the literary world.
The far-out interiors were designed by Auckland-based firm Material Creative with the help of many local and international artists. The floral backdrop enveloping reception was created by Art Dep’t NZ with bespoke 3D flower lights by Angus Muir Lighting Design. The grand bar sits in the heart of the hotel surrounded by eclectic lounge areas, after cocktails the Lola Rouge restaurant awaits. The hotel rooms pack a design punch carefully blending elements of “old world meets new world” with heritage botanical print headboards, playful furniture, and eclectic colors. After all, who wants a boring hotel?