Dunedin family Property Investment Group CL Hotels has announced it will launch early next year what it describes as New Zealand’s first modernist boutique hotel, to be known as Ebb Dunedin.
Heralded as a modern boutique hotel which provides guests relaxed luxury for a restful pause on their journey, the hotel will feature elements inspired by the land, sea and sky. The neighbourhood hotel will serve friends, locals, and guests a slice of Dunedin’s unique way of life.
Developers have collaborated closely with awarded architect Gary Todd to create a modernist building with a defining black steel structure and glass curtain façade covering the entire front and rear facades.
The hotel is spread over 4 floors, containing 27 curated rooms, one two-bedroom penthouse suite and an onsite cafe/wine bar adjacent to the atrium garden.
The glass face contains a semi-transparent artwork created by nationally acclaimed Dunedin artist Simon Kaan. The bespoke interior architecture has been crafted by Sydney based Indyk Architects, the same team behind the QT Hotels brand. Dunedin’s Stewart’s Construction is the appointed builder with Sydney based creative agency MAUD leading creative brand direction.
Each room has floor to ceiling, wall to wall glass at one end containing the semi-transparent commissioned artwork by Simon Kaan. Rooms have a nod to Dunedin heritage architecture through colour tones, black and white stone, natural oak timber joinery, open plan bathrooms with fluted glass sliding screens, a funky full mini-bar with curated local tastings and iconic furniture and fittings.
All rooms surround a light-filled covered atrium featuring numerous artworks by some of New Zealand’s best artists, creating a sense of being in an exhibition. The atrium contains large trees and floor to ceiling climbing plants.
Each level will offer its own distinct guest lounge to enjoy a cocktail or two with other guests while soaking in the atrium atmosphere.
Ebb-Dunedin is opening early 2021 to welcome friends, guests, lovers, explorers, and escapees.