The Hotel Britomart has picked up another global accolade, this time in National Geographic Traveller Magazine’s annual Hotel Awards. The London-based magazine’s annual Hotel Awards acknowledge the latest tastemakers, trendsetters and game-changers in the hotel business around the world.

The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, was awarded runner-up in the Good Egg (most sustainable hotel) category. Xigera Safari Lodge in Botswana won the category, while Costa Rica’s Cielo Lodge was also a runner-up.

“We’re honoured to be included in this prestigious list, and delighted that the hard work we put into ensuring The Hotel Britomart is a sustainability leader is being recognised,” says Clinton Farley, General Manager of The Hotel Britomart. “Genuine sustainability requires serious commitment in the design and build of a hotel and in its ongoing operations. We know that sustainability matters to our guests, and that our efforts in this area enhance their experience of visiting the hotel. That’s why we continue to strive to minimise the environmental impact of every facet of our day-to-day work.”

The Hotel Britomart’s 5 Green Star rating is certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council. This rating required detailed attention in every aspect of the building, from choice of materials and paints to the selection of efficient tapware, lighting, and state-of-the-art air conditioning systems. 80% of construction waste at the hotel was recycled, while the building is designed to have 50% fewer carbon emissions than a structure that meets the minimum standards of the local building code.

The commitment of the hotel team to sustainability extended beyond what was required for certification. The hotel’s uniforms, for example, are made of sustainably sourced linen and organic cotton and were dyed and made in New Zealand. They can be re-dyed to extend their life, and will compost when they’re no longer suitable to wear. Pillows and duvets in the guest rooms are filled with a microfibre derived from recycled plastic bottles, while the bed linen, bathrobes and towelling are all certified organic cotton. The hotel’s restaurant kingi, works with a local glass studio, recycling glass water bottles into plates and carafes and is a champion of supporting sustainable fisheries.

Like all the buildings in the Britomart precinct, The Hotel Britomart’s ongoing environmental performance is audited and managed using the NZ Green Building Council’s Green Star Performance Tool. Click here for the full list of Hotel Award winners.

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Tim Feibel, Marketing Manager
+64 21 572 747 / [email protected]

About The Hotel Britomart:
Located in downtown waterfront Auckland’s Britomart precinct. The Hotel Britomart has 99 guest rooms and five luxurious Landing Suites that offer an oasis of calm in the centre of the city. Designed by Cheshire Architects, it is New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, certified by the NZ Green Building Council. Find out more at thehotelbritomart.com.

About Collection by TFE Hotels
The Hotel Britomart is an affiliate of TFE Hotels under the Collection by TFE Hotels brand. The Collection by TFE Hotels represents beautiful hotels hallmarked by authenticity and provenance, each designed with individual character and charm. With a collection of properties that encompass striking design, customised service and attention to the individual such as The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. The Hotel Britomart embodies these concepts while remaining proudly a product of its unique location.

The Hotel Britomart has picked up three prizes in the Auckland architecture awards. The Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Branch Awards were announced at a ceremony at the ASB Waterfront Theatre.

The hotel, designed by Cheshire Architects and opened in October, was recognised with awards in three categories: Commercial Architecture; Hospitality; and Interior Architecture. It also won a Resene Colour Award for its interior. The five-person jury described the hotel as “a generous gift to Aucklanders”.

The awards are an annual celebration of Auckland and Northland architecture, a peer-reviewed selection of projects recognised by a jury from the Auckland branch of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects.

The five-person jury visited projects in person to choose the winners. “When approaching this building’s deeply thoughtful façade, architecture as a process of crafting – from concept, to thousands of drawings, to the relationships between architect, contractors and clients, to people as occupants – feels magical,” the jury noted in its award citation.

“This complex upgrade of the historic Buckland Masonic building includes two new rooftop pavilion hotel suites, offices from level 1 to 3, and laneways at ground level to connect with the lively Britomart precinct, but despite all this activity, the bespoke nature of the build makes every piece and part feel meaningful. From its custom door handles to the sight of that façade against the blue Tāmaki Makaurau sky, The Hotel Britomart is a generous gift for Aucklanders.”

The Hotel Britomart was developed and is owned by Cooper and Company, the company responsible for the ongoing regeneration of the Britomart precinct. The project included the construction of a new, brick-clad 10-storey tower as well as the refurbishment of the adjacent heritage Buckland and Masonic Buildings and the creation of a new laneway through them that connects Galway Street and Customs Street East.

“We’re incredibly proud of the hotel and the response from our guests shows how deeply they appreciate Cheshire Architects’ attention to detail and the efforts of our development team and Bracewell Construction,” says The Hotel Britomart’s General Manager, Clinton Farley. “It was designed to be a hotel that feels like a special addition to its neighbourhood and its city, and we’re honoured that the Te Kāhui Whaihanga jury feels we have achieved that.”

The hotel, which contains 99 rooms and five highly crafted Landing Suites, is New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council.

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What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (name cannot be shortened)
Website: https://thehotelbritomart.com/
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The Libraries: https://thehotelbritomart.com/thelibraries/
Background: https://britomart.org/were-building-the-hotel-britomart/
Sustainability: https://britomart.org/about/#sustainability

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jodi Clark
Director of Communications at TFE Hotels
[email protected] | +61 499 900 658

Jessica Crosswell
Communications Account Manager
DARKHORSE
[email protected] | +64 21 115 4018

About The Hotel Britomart:
Located in downtown waterfront Auckland’s Britomart precinct. The Hotel Britomart has 99 guest rooms and five luxurious Landing Suites that offer an oasis of calm in the centre of the city. Designed by Cheshire Architects, it is New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, certified by the NZ Green Building Council. Find out more at thehotelbritomart.com.

About Collection by TFE Hotels
The Hotel Britomart is part of Collection by TFE Hotels and will be managed by TFE Hotels on behalf of Cooper and Company. Cooper and Company is the asset and development manager for the Britomart Group, which holds a contract for the long-term ownership and development of the Britomart Precinct.

The Collection represents beautiful hotels hallmarked by authenticity and provenance, each designed with individual character and charm. With a collection of properties that encompass striking design and attention to the individual such as The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. The Hotel Britomart embodies these concepts while remaining proudly a product of its unique location.

The Hotel Britomart is proud to launch The Libraries, a series of one-of-a-kind spaces designated for select private functions. Tucked away on the first floor of the heritage Masonic and Buckland buildings, The Libraries are  a succession of elegant spaces crafted for intimate gatherings, private dinners, meetings and more.

Opening May 2021, The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart will also be available for use by guests of The Landing Suites and The Hotel Britomart. Located at the heart of where the iconic masonic building meets the contemporary design of The Hotel Britomart layers of history, art and design are intertwined across four elegant rooms hidden away in the elegance of New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel.

The Libraries deliver a warm, deeply personal and considered hospitality experience within The Hotel Britomart.

A destination unto itself The Libraries connects you to food, wine, people and place in a way no other hosted setting can. The space will feature a series of wine and food experiences hosted by kingi’s Head Chef Tom Hishon and wine expert David Nash.

The Lounge: With artworks by Ralph Hotere and Shane Cotton, and brick walls revealing layers of history, The Lounge allows guests the luxury of sinking into sumptuous banquettes or gathering for conversation around its beautiful bar.

The Chef’s Library: A thoughtful and considered private dining room hosting up to eight guests for sublime meals crafted by executive chef Tom Hishon and paired with exceptional wines to match. The adjacent kitchen allows natural conversation with the chefs as each unforgettable course is served.

The Wine Library: The loft-like Wine Library is lined with high shelves filled with bottles, and lit by a chandelier of hand-crafted glass. Its central kauri table is designed to be the focus of tailored wine tastings or private dinners for up to 12 people with fine wine specialist David Nash.

The Papuke Room: Filled with light and the textures of ancient native timber and century-old brick, the Papuke room is a generous, flexible space that can host seated dinners, cocktail functions, presentations, meetings and gatherings of up to 50 guests.

“The Libraries are an extension of the unique and special offering at The Hotel Britomart and we’re proud to be able to provide a collection of memorable spaces that will make any event unforgettable,” says Hotel General Manager, Clinton Farley.

The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart are available to book from 1 April for a unique and considered experience in the heart of Auckland city.

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What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (The name cannot be shortened)
Website: https://thehotelbritomart.com/
Download Images: https://we.tl/t-5X1Mchk99d
The Libraries: https://thehotelbritomart.com/thelibraries/
Background: https://britomart.org/were-building-the-hotel-britomart/
Sustainability: https://britomart.org/about/#sustainability

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kevin Mitchell-Sisler
DARKHORSE
[email protected] 

Magdalen Drummond
DARKHORSE
[email protected] 

Jodi Clark
Director of Communications at TFE Hotels
+61 499 900 658 / [email protected]

About Collection by TFE Hotels
The Hotel Britomart is part of Collection by TFE Hotels and will be managed by TFE Hotels on behalf of Cooper and Company. Cooper and Company is the asset and development manager for the Britomart Group, which holds a contract for the long-term ownership and development of the Britomart Precinct.

The Collection represents beautiful hotels hallmarked by authenticity and provenance, each designed with individual character and charm. With a collection of properties that encompass striking design and attention to the individual such as The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. The Hotel Britomart embodies these concepts while remaining proudly a product of its unique location.