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The view of Takutai Square from the hotel | The Hotel Britomart

The Hotel Britomart has been created by architects, artists, ceramicists, carpenters and more. In this section you can meet a few of the folk who helped make this special place.

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The view of Takutai Square from the hotel | The Hotel Britomart

Russ Flatt and Kieran Scott – Two views on a landscape

The Landing is a site of bicultural exchange that was pivotal in New Zealand’s history. Two photographers – one Māori, one Pākehā – address the weight of that history in a unique art project. 

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Patrick Reynolds

Architecture photographer (and writer) Patrick Reynolds was on hand to take photographs of The Hotel Britomart as the scaffolding was removed from its exterior and the building’s brick facade was revealed. Here, he talks to Britomart’s Jeremy Hansen about the building and the changes he’s seeing in downtown Auckland.

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Arch MacDonnell and Toby Curnow

Arch MacDonnell and Toby Curnow from Inhouse Design looked to the architecture of The Hotel Britomart to create its unique brand identity.

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Campbell Williamson

Britomart development director Campbell Williamson has been overseeing progress on The Hotel Britomart, which will be New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel.

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Akutina Matthews

Akutina Matthews is a carpenter who helped build The Hotel Britomart and enjoyed the harbour view from the top floor while he was doing so.

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Ben Ngawaka

Working on the build of The Hotel Britomart has given this apprentice at Bracewell Construction an appreciation for both old and new building techniques.

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Hayley Koerbin

Hayley Koerbin advises companies on how to build more sustainably. Here, she talks about how The Hotel Britomart's 5 Green Star rating is making a difference to its guests and the environment.

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Tom Webster

There was no such thing as ‘just another brick in the wall’ when it came to The Hotel Britomart – every one was chosen and cast in concrete with care.

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Kerry Bracewell

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.

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Lucy Vincent

International award-winning former hairdresser Lucy Vincent now leads the sustainable clean hair and skincare brand Sans, found in every guest room at The Hotel Britomart.

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Christopher Duncan

Auckland-based weaver Christopher Duncan created the elegant hand-made cushion covers that will adorn the lobby bar of The Hotel Britomart.

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Suzie and David Lucas

A pair of siblings from Seattle played a key role in bringing the serenity of The Landing – a Bay of Islands retreat – to The Hotel Britomart in downtown Auckland.

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Clinton Farley

After two decades in hotels across New Zealand and Australia, Clinton Farley has come home to Auckland to open The Hotel Britomart as its general manager.

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Karen Wrigley

Karen Wrigley is a building specialist who oversaw the intricate construction of the concrete-and-brick panels that make up The Hotel Britomart's exterior.

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Tom Hishon and Josh Helm

Tom Hishon and Josh Helm founded the popular restaurant Orphans Kitchen seven years ago. Now they’re coming to Britomart to open Kingi (short for kingfish), a brand-new, all-day restaurant in historic Masonic House, which is being refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart development. Here, they talk to Britomart’s Jeremy Hansen about their history with food and wine and their hopes for their new venture.

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Rachel Carter

Organic yet modern, Rachel Carter’s stoneware brings a sense of luxury to everyday rituals.

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Dajiang Tai

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.

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Nat Cheshire

Alongside his father Pip and the team at Cheshire Architects, Nat Cheshire has been laying the groundwork for The Hotel Britomart for a decade and a half.

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Tamzin Hawkins

From covetable linen homewares under her brand Mavis & Osborn to the elegant staff uniforms for The Hotel Britomart, this Nelson-based designer is dedicated to sustainable textile craft.

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