HELENA BAY - We are so incredibly proud to have been a part ofthis project, voted The World's best Luxury Hotel. Luxury Travel Intelligence picked Northland's Helena Bay Lodge ahead of hotels in Italy, France and the United States, saying it is in a league of its own.
We were privileged to supply tiles for the Pool, Fireplaces and Bathrooms. The images say it all!
The inspiration for the architecture of the Lodge came from a desire to achieve timeless legitimacy in the region. For this reason styling ideas were taken from the early European buildings such as The Treaty House in Waitangi, Pompallier Mission House in Russell, Te Waimate Mission House in Kaikohe and the Stone Store in Kerikeri. Modern materials were used, but the appearance is of a building that could have been built a century ago. The base of the building is clad in Northland sedimentary schist, sourced from a nearby quarry, that formed part of the ocean floor 30 million years ago. Fragments of ancient coral, crustacean and mollusc shells have been captured within the stone. Construction of the Lodge began in 2010 and was completed in 2016.