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Thank you once again for enhancing Amy and Nigel’s wedding day with the Marquee. Your guys were a pleasure to deal with and I have no hesitation in recommending your Company in the future.
Design: The Ultimate Man-pad
By Ben Crawford
1:20 PM Monday Dec 2, 2013 - Herald on Sunday Copyright
I live in my own little one-bedroom apartment in a leafy Auckland suburb. And by "my own" I mean I rent it. It's nice. There's a deck with a pretty view. It's stylish and Eden Park is just across the road. But my fridge is inevitably empty when I open it, I need to cook my own meals and even if I stand on my tip-toes and crane my neck at just the right angle, I can't quite see the sporting action within Eden Park.
A perfectly acceptable seven out of ten on the globally recognised man-pad scale. But I think I've found a ten.
Perched on the roof of the ASB Tennis Arena in Parnell might just be the world's ultimate man cave. Although man cave doesn't do this two-bedroom apartment justice. A luxe retreat for the sophisticated male would be more of an apt description.
Imagine this if you will.
You're woken from a deep slumber by a series of rhythmic, grunting sounds. Rolling over, you look out your bedroom window to the view of centre court below, where world number three tennis player David Ferrer is warming up for his morning's match. With a stretch, you amble out of bed and dive into your roof-top pool to freshen up before a fully catered brunch is served on the penthouse balcony.
Your best mate joins you, having emerged from his own bedroom via the beer-filled fridge. On a glorious
summer day like this, it's never too early for a cold one as you relax into the best seats in the house to watch
another day of word-class tennis. You'll be hosting 10 of your mates soon, but there's no need to worry about food and refreshments because your personal, on-call butler has that sorted for you.
Welcome to the Heineken Rooftop Apartment, where one lucky punter will win this incredible lifestyle for the duration of the 2014 Heineken Open on January 6-11.
It's a salivatingly cool prize with equally desirable design so I caught up with its creator, Tim McKeown of Vida Concept, to get an understanding of why it looks the way it does and how the apartment came to be.
There's no denying the brief from Heineken was distinctly commercial with its mandatory requirements to bring to life various aspects of its brand and global marketing campaigns but it has been executed well.
McKeown took the brand's "man of the world" philosophy and set about creating an apartment with a London-esque vibe in a deliberate decision to design a space that wouldn't be distinctly Kiwi, rather one that was of the world.
Creating a temporary structure that wouldn't be out of place in New York or Prague and that can be built
within a week is difficult. The material options tend to lead you down dull, functional routes, so the biggest
challenge for McKeown and his team was creating a space packed full of homely, design-driven features.
The 14m x 6m apartment has a distinct masculine tone. For a start, there's a fully stocked bar in the living room. But the timber flooring, wooden mid-century Scandinavian furnishings and chic bedrooms create a space any Kiwi male would be proud to call his own.
Apart from the remarkable views over centre court and beyond to the Auckland city skyline, my favourite
aspect of the apartment is the dividing wall between the two bedrooms. The timber feature concertinas
the length of the room with giant hinged circles cut out in uniformed rows, reminiscent of a giant game of Connect Four. Each disc can be spun independently, open to create some airflow or closed to form a
While I have my doubts about the soundproof properties, I reckon this would be an interesting idea to
consider incorporating into your own home as an informal divider between zones in open-plan living
I'm somewhat jealous of whoever gets to spend a week in this ultimate man-pad. And I'm somewhat regretting writing this story as I suspect I'm no longer eligible to enter.
But if you win, you know how to get hold of me; I'd love to show you around.
On behalf of our families from Ronald McDonald House Auckland, we want to say a big "Thank you' for your continued support through our Supper Club fundraiser that each year raises much needed funds and awareness within our Auckland community and beyond.
We are excited to share that plans for 2014's Supper Club are well underwa,y seeking major sponsorship as we speak. We will be in touch again in the New Year and we would love to have Platinum Hire on board again. Please save the date for Tuesday August 5th.
In our latest newsletter you will see that we have had a busy year and your support has made sure that we are here for every family that has needed us.
Please circulate amongst your team so we can all see your impact of support, we hope you all have a successful Christmas season and enjoy a nice hot Kiwi Summer - we look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Claire Cooper, GM Marketing and Fundraising.
Thank you so much for your amazing support David.
On behalf of the Breast Cancer Research Trust we would like to thank you for your generosity in donating the chairs for our Fashion for a Cure event at Highwic House.
The evening was a great success raising $32,858.
The money raised will help fund ground breaking research to get us closer to our goal of finding a cure for the next generation of New Zealand women by 2018.
It's an ambitious but crucial goal, as one in nine New Zealand women will now be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and 660 women die of it every year, our work becomes increasingly urgent.
With your committed and ongoing support, the search for a CURE is accelerating and the concept of a future free of the fear of breast cancer for New Zealand women is becoming a reality.
Phillipa Green, General Manager, Breast Cancer Research Trust
The party was fantastic and the marquee was great in every way, thank you. Your guys are very professional and efficient.
Thanks very much
Just wanted to thank you for the organising of the marquee and bits and pieces for our wedding on Waiheke on March 16th, everything went off seamlessly and looked great - the marquee was perfect for the space. Thanks very much!
Jasmine & Rob
The wedding was sensational and a large part of that was the amazing job you did with the Marquee . Glad you organised the weather as well. You should be very proud of your staff and the standards they hold for your company. Thank you again we will certainly be recommending you and using you again should the need arise.
I just wanted to email and say a big thank you to you and the 2 guys that came up North to put up the marquee. It looked amazing and we had lots of comments from guests about how lovely it looked, especially with all the fairy lights we had. The 2 guys that came up to set it up and pack down were just great, very helpful and friendly and easy to get along with. We would definitely recommend platinum to anyone wanting great service and a great marquee!!
Many people including the bank were impressed with a) the quality and b) the cleanliness and c) the overall effect of the marque and wanted to know who, what etc and I have given them your details.
Once again many thanks.
Myself and my new wife would just like to say a couple of kind words for your help.
The bar was amazing, both our barmen loved it and it was a great help on the day. We were surprised that the bar didn't need additional power, however this was a great help to us as it meant we didn't need to worry about running additional power cords.
The lighting looked great on the bar in the evening and it really helped balance the room. The delivery and removal was super swift and efficient (I think the delivery guy was onsite all of about 5 minutes)
Thanks again for helping make our Wonderful day just that: Wonderful
Tim and Tarah Aplin
Thanks David -
We were extremely pleased with the quality of marquees and the furniture was fantastic. Your team are always very friendly as well and super helpful!
Katy at Orange Group
A quick note to let you know that your guys were great yesterday - the two marquees look perfect - easily the best marquees we have hired in NZ!
Tim Martin, Downforce
Thank you for being a valuable part of the recent FYD Excellence Awards at Government House Auckland.
The night was a worthy celebration of our amazing award winners. It provided the perfect platform to share and acknowledge their success stories, recognise their comimitment in reaching their goals and listen to their personal stories of transformation. Additionally, it allowed FYD the opportunity to thank our amazing family of sponsors who make our work possible.
Once again, thank you for your support of FYD in growing a nation of great Kiwi kids. Please find enclosed some photos from the evening.
Marion Short, CEO, Foundation for Youth Development
David thank you -
I want to say how impressed we were with your company - the men who put up the marquee etc, and then came today, were so professional and represented all that one hopes for in good customer service. It is a delight to see a good Kiwi company in action. I mentioned this at La Lumiere today when I returned some lights we had hired and it seems your company works alongside them at times. We have used La Lumiere before and have been equally impressed with them.
We were very pleased with our choice of marquee and furniture- it has opened up a new dimension for us when thinking about entertaining. It is particularly nice to use one's home and this enabled us to do so with ease.
Regards, Christine Tyler
Thanks once again for the hire gear back in Feb 2012 for our wedding. Photos have arrived and thought you may be interested to see attached. We were stoked with the service that Platinum Hire provided and would highly recommend.
Regards William and Sarah Mounsey
Dave and the team at Platinum Hire,
Just a small note to say thank you very much for all your work and efforts with our marquee - it was beautiful! Everything I had wished for and more. I would recommend you and the team to anyone, I know you went above and beyond for us so thank you - it was much appreciated.
Kind regards Menisha and Amit
Thanks so much for everything, it was a pleasure to deal with you and Platinum Hire, nothing was a problem and you went the extra mile to make my day special. The marque was absolutely gorgeous and everything I dreamt it would be, it was a fairytale wedding and I am so glad we used you.
We will definately without a doubt use you again and I would recommend you to anyone.
Many, many thanks, Kimberley & Aaron RamsayReid
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Thank you and your team for being a part of what made it perfect. There were so many comments about how amazing the marquee looked and I must mention your incredible staff (Luke was fabulous) - they had impeccable attention to detail. The marquee exceeded everyone's expectations - it simply looked stunning. As I walked towards the aisle, through our house and out in to the marquee with my Dad, my breath was taken away. Thank you thank you thank you.
I would recommend the silk lining as it really made it feel like a location and had such a beautiful, elegant finish. The marquee was in superb condition and left very few remnants that it was even there once everything had been packed down.
I have already, and won't hesitate in the future, to recommend anyone thinking about a marquee for their wedding to choose you.
Once again, thank you so much. We really had the BEST day ever.
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