Roaring Twenties redux
Walk to the waterfront
The longtime resident of Auckland’s first skyscraper, Hotel Grand Windsor is an art deco landmark with roaring twenties-style interiors. Built in 1928, the building marked the arrival of a new architectural age – one that arrived hand in hand with decadence and indulgence. Now completely refurbished, the hotel is as decorative as ever, with marble floors, velvet furnishings and golden chandeliers making it seem like you’ve walked into a jazz-age jewellery box. Upstairs, this theme is given a further turn of the screw: each room is inspired by Wallis Simpson’s infamously expensive jewellery collection, reborn in the gem-coloured velvets, gold-toned lights and bathrooms clad in pearlescent tiles. These interiors were made for loafing, but the hotel’s location also puts a world of diversions on the doorstep, including some of New Zealand’s best modern art galleries and homegrown fashion boutiques.
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