Fodor's Expert Review Sky City Grand Hotel
90 Federal St., Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
The specially commissioned works of top New Zealand artists hanging in the soaring lobby are testimony to the attention to design throughout—even the staff uniforms were designed by local fashion leaders. Rooms are decked in light contemporary hues, with red bed throws and iconic New Zealand prints by late photographer Robin Morrison. Some 53 floors up is the Sugar Club ($$$$), which adds stunning views to its innovative menu. You'll also find some fantastic eateries just outside the front door.
- close to the city center and casino
- good restaurants
- can be busy with conferences