Lifestyle Awards 2021: NZ's Best New Hotel & Design Store

From best new hotel to design store, the finalists in this category hold a special place in New Zealanders’ hearts (and homes). Last year, we spent more time at home than ever, then when restrictions loosened, we turned our heads to staycations as a means to escape. Furniture, design and escapism were front of mind last year, and these two brands encapsulated that equally, but in very different ways.


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Best New Hotel: Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour 

Runner Up: QT Auckland 

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

One of Auckland’s most luxurious boutique hotels, Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, reopened last year after an extensive makeover. Reaffirming its French luxury and art-de-Vivre heritage, the renovation exudes contemporary elegance. The hotel offers striking designed spaces, bespoke experiences, privacy, and a sense of discovery. From arrival, guests will be enveloped in timeless French flair, modern execution and stylish ambiance with elaborate ceiling art, rich Louis XVI inspired furnishings and bold modernist sculptures. These design elements are the unmistakable hallmarks of the new re-imagined Sofitel Auckland. The hotel’s new features also include the addition of Club Milésime, an elevated range of privileges, services and rituals for guests reserving the hotel’s luxury rooms and suites. Featuring a lounge retreat embellished in decorative art which is the setting for exclusive breakfasts, afternoon tea, evening drinks, and canapés.

Best Furniture and Homewares: Città

Runner Up: Coco Republic

Local lifestyle brand and success story Città has been at the forefront of New Zealand homewares for 27 years. Originally a wholesale model, there are now 13 stores throughout New Zealand, as well as stockists in Australia, America, Canada and Hong Kong. Città’s timeless designs and emphasis on purpose, has fostered a loyal local and international following. A considered approach to who they work with, partnering with select artisans and manufacturers, ensures Città’s products are made ethically, sustainably and with respect to their provenance. The design store is renowned for its relaxed, lived-in and timeless aesthetic, an aesthetic that clearly resonates with New Zealanders.


Check out the full list of Remix Lifestyle Awards 2021 winners here.