The site is conveniently located within a 15-minute walk to Auckland CBD and within walking distance to multiple universities and a future underground train station. The surrounding precinct is in close proximity to the popular student bars, nightclubs and restaurants on Karangahape Road.
Abstract Hotel & Residences is an 11-Level development hosting 270 accommodation rooms, ranging from Studios, 1-Bed and 2-Bed units. The ground floor is home to a number of common facilities, including an eatery, bar, gym and co-working spaces. As the lead Architects for the project, PB&A. has worked through these various spaces in collaboration with Macintosh Harris, C Nott Architects and Izzard design. The ethos of the hotel blends hotel and residences for urban adventurers wanting to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant culinary, artistic and nightlife scene.
The development plans for Upper Queen Street in the next few years promise new boutiques, eateries and apartment developments, adding further vibrancy to the area.