Making our dream reality...

Making our dream a reality...

Welcome to the first of regular updates from St Marys Residence.
Going ahead, we’ll be highlighting interesting events, openings and opportunities for visitors to St Marys Residence, Auckland and the surrounding region, and showcasing how the changing seasons and local produce are inspiring our private chef in our kitchen. But for this initial introduction, we’d like to feature the journey Manjit and I have taken to create Auckland’s most relaxed and luxurious private haven for discerning business and leisure travellers to New Zealand’s emerging international city. We’ve had a busy and exciting year in 2014 making our dream of St Marys Residence a reality, and we’re looking forward to welcoming and hosting guests from near and afar.

Combining our experiences while travelling the world and research into the needs of sophisticated and selective travellers to New Zealand, we identified the opportunity to launch an elegant, private and unpretentious retreat in the country’s biggest city and global gateway. Our experiences in dining at some of the finest restaurants in the region have underpinned our approach to cuisine at the Residence, and we’re very keen to showcase New Zealand artisan, organic and sustainable produce in our kitchen to give our guests a strong sense of local provenance. Also underpinning the ethos of St Marys Residence is the opportunity and responsibility as hosts to proudly display the relaxed and welcoming nature of the New Zealand people. Our close personal and professional relationships with Auckland’s restaurant and style leaders also allow us to create special moments for our guests during their stay.

Superlative luxury lodge accommodation is dotted around New Zealand, with many properties enjoying wonderful scenery, but our desire was to create a unique urban escape showcasing Auckland’s beautiful harbour scenery and offering convenient access to the best cultural and culinary highlights of our city. The Residence is definitely a laid-back and private ‘home away from home’ for busy travellers, imbued with a refined sense of space, luxury and elegance. Feedback from our initial guests has been overwhelmingly positive and we invite you to visit and experience St Marys Residence for yourself.

Best wishes from Manjit and I for a safe, prosperous and enjoyable holiday season and we look forward to welcoming you to Auckland’s most spacious and luxurious private accommodation soon.

Happy Holidays!

Michael Coutts
Owner & Host


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