Indulge in a stay at our exquisite Legacy Room, nestled on the lower ground floor of the hotel. This luxurious abode was once the prestigious home of the esteemed National Radiation Laboratory, where pioneering research into cancer and tuberculosis treatment was conducted. Our Legacy Room combines contemporary grandeur with ornate details fit for royalty. Lavish textures and intricate design elements add to the opulence and intrigue of the space. You’ll feel like royalty as you drift off to sleep on the luxurious king bed, surrounded by premium bathroom amenities and plush bathrobes. Stay connected with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, and enjoy entertainment options like a Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker, completing your extraordinary experience. Although it doesn’t boast a picturesque view, the spaciousness of the room compensates for it.
The leading New Zealand designer, Jessica Close has overseen a bold, chic and elegant contemporary design scheme for the Observatory Hotel. The interior design of each guest room is unique in colour and scheme. A contemporary take on Arts and Crafts is reflected in fabric selection and the custom designed and locally produced furniture, furnishings and accessories.
Wherever possible antiques and mid-century pieces have been sourced to add to the patina of the overall design. The bold colour block carpet design was inspired by the work of renowned artist Gordon Walters. The classically designed bathrooms are beautifully appointed with Perrin and Rowe fixtures.
Guest room art is by emerging New Zealand artists, carefully curated to suit each space and is available to purchase.