Dajiang Tai is a principal at Cheshire Architects, and one of the leaders of the team that designed The Hotel Britomart. Here, he talks about why the hotel looks like it does, how it will feel inside, and the way it stitches into its neighbourhood.
The Hotel Britomart is the latest project in a decade-long partnership between Bracewell Construction and the team behind Britomart, transforming a deserted port district into the vibrant downtown heart of Auckland.
As head of housekeeping at The Hotel Britomart, Moneeta Nadan has a ‘run-a-finger-along-the-top-of-the-doorframe-to-check-for-dust’ level of attention to detail when it comes to cleanliness. We talked to her about the work that goes into keeping the hotel sustainably pristine.
Formerly head chef at waterfront restaurants Euro and Fish at the Hilton, Uelese (Wallace) Mua is right at home downtown. With a background working in a range of hotel and independent restaurants in New Zealand and France, he brings a wealth of experience to kingi's kitchen as the new Chef de Cuisine, working alongside executive chef Tom Hishon, as well as an approach to food that's grounded in Pacific multi-culturalism.