Looking for a luxe holiday but can’t quite pull yourself away from work for too long? The SO/ Hotel can offer a designer hotel experience without taking you away from Auckland’s CBD. Known for their pairings with covetable designers in other international cities, SO/ Auckland has partnered with Kiwi fashion brand WORLD for the signature design touches. The bold and energetic avant-garde-inspired hotel forgoes a lobby in favour of a bar and is serviced by Harbour Society restaurant, helmed by former Michelin Star restaurant owner, Marc de Passorio. Those looking for a quick vacay without the stress of an overseas trip should keep SO/ on their shortlist.