Sofitel Wellington's spectacular renaissance

Posted 19th August 2016

The Sofitel is located at the Beehive end of Wellingtons CBD and is enjoying a spectacular renaissance following it's complete refurbishment. Incorporating both French heritage and the feminine highlights of the Sofitel brand in the design the hotel has been a magnificent project of master craftsmanship and thoughtful design providing a very modern experience of luxury. 

A striking feature of the 127 suites and 2 premier suites is the line sight view overlooking  the Karori Hills.The natural beauty of the  Botanical Gardens is also reflected in the design of the hotel.

Visual and gastronomic delights await within The Jardin Grill Restaurant. Additional features include The Green Room Bar and Lounge, a Business and Conference centre and gymnasium. The Softiel Wellington provides the ultimate destination to enjoy 5 star Wellington hospitality.

The Sofitel offers breathtaking views in an exquisite location. The beautiful decor is characterised by the epitome of luxury, paying homage to Wellingtons colonial heritage. The sumptuously restored hotel has been designed to surprise and delight the guest long after arrival. 

The detailing, finishes, furniture and artefacts pay homage to Wellington’s colonial heritage, providing layers of luxury to the guest experience. The natural beauty that surrounds the hotel is replicated through botanical inspired design and textures throughout the hotel. 


The jewel in the crown of the Sofitel could quite possibly be the Jardin Grill Restaurant. The expressively feminine space incorporates a botanic theme and envelops the design aspects of a baroque still like painting by Rachel Ruysch.

The kitchen space functions as both a buffet during the day and the chefs kitchen in the evening providing a very personal experience for the guests delivering on the objectives for a boutique guest experience in the hotel.

Serene sleeps inspired by thoughtful design. From the leather top and gold lined drawers, the gold velvet lined wardrobe the design features are layered, providing a continued experience of refined luxury.

Wonderful facilities were incorporated into the design project. The public areas included a Reception, The Green Room Bar and Lounge, Business and Conference centre, Gymnasium and the Jardin Grill Restaurant. Providing the ideal venue for your meetings, events and cocktail parties in the heart of the capital.

Hotel Information

Address 11/17 Bolton St, Wellington
Telephone 04-472 2001

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