The Calile Hotel has announced the launch of Calile Culture, a series of curated conversations, events, partnerships and collaborations for both guests and the wider community to enjoy. Calile Culture combines leisure and learning through the exploration of local, national, and international creative happenings spanning art, design, literature, performance, and music – cultural activities that The Calile believes enrich lives and connect community.

Calile Culture programming will commence in September with Author and Miles Franklin Prize winner Anna Funder who will discuss her internationally acclaimed new work Wifedom, in conversation with Griffith Review Editor, Carody Culver.

Presented in partnership with literary local institution, Riverbend Books, Anna Funder will join The Calile direct from the Edinburgh International Book Festival for her only Brisbane appearance on Monday 18 September from 6:00pm.

Anna Funder’s Wifedom will launch the Calile Culture series of public events with authors Suzie Miller, Trent Dalton, Australian landscape architect Paul Bangay, and the Australasian Dance Collective all scheduled to join the cultural conversation at The Calile in the coming months.

Inclusive and welcoming, Calile Culture will introduce stimulating, meaningful and relevant dialogue to the already popular hotel – providing ongoing opportunities to engage, learn, share and be part of The Calile’s creative and curious interest in arts and culture.

Tickets for Anna Funder, Wifedom event are available here and Calile Culture events will be announced regularly via The Calile website.

In keeping with all things literary The Calile will also launch a guest Book Club in October with guests invited to join the club and read a book of the month. Partnering with Riverbend Books to deliver a creative and compelling agenda of entertaining and remarkable reads, The Calile seeks to share in the art of story-telling and to invite our guest community to enjoy a richer reading life and connect over shared ideas and critical thinking.

In celebration of The Calile Hotel’s fifth birthday, The Calile Book Club will launch with Zig Zag Street by much loved local Author Nick Earls, who is the playful and personable voice behind The Calile Hotel website.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Jodi Clark (Director of Communication, TFE Hotels) | [email protected] | +61 499 900 658
Jessica Wood (PR Executive TFE Hotels) | [email protected] | +61 437 242 034

EDITOR’S NOTES
What’s in a name: The Calile (name cannot be shortened)
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Lead in rate: From $368.10
Website: https://thecalilehotel.com/

Wifedom by Anna Funder: A biography, memoir, and treatise Wifedom the story of Eileen O’Shaughnessy, George Orwell’s first wife, has been described as “simply a masterpiece” by Geraldine Brooks and “an utter triumph” by Anne Summers.

Funder pieces together Eileen’s story and exposes the tricks that left her buried – by the biographers, and by history. Drawing from Eileen’s own words she recreates the Orwell’s marriage in an intimate, inventive counter-fiction to the visionary writer and his invisible wife.

“After I took Eileen out of the box, I had a life in facts, a woman in pieces. So, she will live writing the letters she did… I know where she was when she wrote them. I know that the dishes were frozen in the sink, that she was bleeding, that he was in bed with another woman – and she knew it.” Anna Funder.

“Electrifying… a sharp, captivating look at a complicated relationship and resurrection of a vital figure in Orwell’s life.” Kirkus Starred Review.

COLLECTION BY TFE HOTELS
Collection by TFE Hotels represent 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, The Hotel Britomart in Auckland, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra.

WHO ARE TFE HOTELS?
TFE Hotels (TOGA Far East Hotels) is Australia’s International Hotel Group – headquartered in Sydney and operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Singapore… and opening in Switzerland in 2023. TFE has a portfolio of seven hotel brands – A by Adina, Adina Hotels, Vibe Hotels, Quincy Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and Collection by TFE Hotels which includes The Calile Hotel, The Hotel Britomart, Hotel Kurrajong and The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, with more in the development pipeline.

SOUTHBANK: Melbourne’s inner city, already set to benefit from the $1.7 billion Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation Project in 2028, will receive another boost to tourism with the announcement that diversified property developer Time & Place, along with joint venture partners MaxCap Group, and Australia’s TFE Hotels, will open a $150m boutique hotel in Southbank in September 2025.

The deal has seen the joint venture partnership, alongside construction and property specialist Hickory, create a unique hotel brand – the Hannah St. Hotel. This new hotel not only aligns with its neighbourhood concept for The Queensbridge Building precinct but delivers an experience that is authentic to Melbourne.

The 188-room boutique hotel, which will be operated by TFE Hotels and will sit under the Collection by TFE Hotels brand, joining the likes of The Calile in Brisbane; a 102-room boutique Collection property currently under construction in Sydney’s Surry Hills; and the $340-million dual hotel project slated for Melbourne’s Docklands in 2026.

L-R: The Queensbridge pool on Level 9 is exclusively available for hotel guests and residents. The Hannah St. Hotel focuses on wellbeing with guests able to access a gym, lap pool, sauna, and wellness room. Download images here.

Hannah St. Hotel – which sits at the nexus joining Melbourne CBD, the Yarra River, South Melbourne, and the Arts Precinct – sits across 10 levels and will feature a neighbourhood bar, restaurant, and rooftop bar/events space. All of this is set to complement The Queensbridge Building which will deliver 367 residential apartments and will feature a series of resident exclusive lush gardens, private rooftop terraces, lap pool, wellness studio, gym, sauna, steam rooms, co-working spaces, providore in the foyer and private dining room to Southbank when it’s completed.

Construction is already underway on the project with completion on track for Q3 2025.

According to Time & Place Director, Tim Price, The Queensbridge Building – references a bygone era of brass, steel, and stone, emulating the postcode’s industrial era. And, in a strong show of strength for Victoria’s creative set, the development’s striking facade was designed in collaboration with Elenberg Fraser, with interiors by the renowned Flack Studios.

“As developers, we want to facilitate the development of legacy projects that invite art, design and culture to influence one another,” Tim said. We envisage the hotel will become ingrained in the cultural fabric of the suburb and form a part of the transformation, coming to life as a ‘neighbourhood hotel’ for locals and visitors alike.”

An artist’s impression of the hotel lobby. Directly aligning with the surrounding Arts Precinct, Hannah St. Hotel is set to exemplify an experience and culture that is quintessentially Melbourne. Download images here.

“As we set out to bring this landmark hotel to The Queensbridge Building, we are looking to bring international influences to Southbank through design and experiences. We anticipate that our hotel will be regarded as the place to stay for anyone in the arts visiting the city.”

“Operating under the Collection by TFE Hotels’ brand was a natural choice for the project, not only are our brand values aligned but TFE Hotels is the perfect operator to bring to a suburb rich in arts and culture as it transitions to a premier lifestyle destination.”

When it comes to their Collection brand, TFE Hotels’ Chief Executive Officer, Antony Ritch, says TFE is 100% focused on partnerships with legacy makers, like Time & Place, who make a wholehearted commitment to the neighbourhood.

“Collection by TFE Hotels really are one-of-a-kind experiences and they take inspiration from local culture and from their surroundings,” he said. “These have a unique model of close owner collaboration, and we are incredibly fortunate to have partnered with Time & Place and MaxCap on a building that will not only become a place maker for Melbourne’s newest lifestyle destination but provide such incredible amenities for the community.”

“What I love about this project is that Hannah St. Hotel will deliver an experience in a neighbourhood that is transforming, thanks to an investment in Australia’s largest cultural infrastructure project, into a truly world-class art precinct,” Ritch said. “Southbank is connected to the best of Melbourne. It has a lot of energy and a real focus on arts, sports, and the outdoors (with 18,000 square metre of additional public gardens set to be delivered) which beautifully complements those iconic Melbourne experiences – shopping, laneways, food, and culture – that we all love so much.”

“And, importantly for us, Hannah St. Hotel is being delivered by Melbourne developers with a long-term commitment to the area.”

Tim Price agrees. “This is a neighbourhood hotel. A building with roots in the community and a place where you’re welcomed in to enjoy the hospitality whether you’re staying short term or you’re a permanent resident. We aren’t developing and leaving, we’ll be in this building long after its doors have opened,” he said.

An onsite ‘Experience Director’ will engage with building residents to create one-off experiences whilst a lap pool for training, large scale gym and a work club complete with sound-proof pod casting rooms which are all easily accessed by hotel guests. Time & Place and Hickory also realised the potential of the Kings Way Overpass urban parklands early on and partnered with Australian Indigenous Artist, Reko Rennie prior to commencing construction on site to activate their own ‘Underpark’ with a temporary basketball court.

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What’s in a name: Hannah St. Hotel cannot be shortened.
Developer: Time & Place
Joint Venture Partners: MaxCap Group and Hickory Group
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Interior Designer: Flack Studios
Operator: TFE Hotels
Brand: Collection by TFE Hotels

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jodi Clark – TFE Hotels (Director of Communications)
+61 499 900 658 / [email protected]

WHO ARE TFE HOTELS?
TFE Hotels (TOGA Far East Hotels) is Australia’s International Hotel Group – headquartered in Sydney and operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Singapore, and Switzerland. TFE has a portfolio of seven hotel brands – A by Adina, Adina Hotels, Vibe Hotels, Quincy Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and Collection by TFE Hotels which includes The Calile Hotel, The Hotel Britomart, Hotel Kurrajong and The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, with more in the development pipeline. https://www.tfehotels.com/

TFE Hotels acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands we conduct business upon and pays our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We respect the Country itself, including its trees, animals, spirits, waters, skies, stars, and special sites.

ABOUT COLLECTION BY TFE
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, Auckland’s The Hotel Britomart, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. https://collectionbytfehotels.com/

ABOUT TIME & PLACE
Time & Place is a next generation, design-focused developer which has been in operation for 8 years. Established in Melbourne in early 2015 and expanding Into Sydney later that year, Time & Place is known for holistic, considered projects that respond to the needs of the surrounding environment and its inhabitants. Involved in 23 projects totalling $4.1bn and with a rapidly growing pipeline, Time & Place’s work spans residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Having recently acquired sites in Melbourne’s Glen Iris, Southbank and Sydney’s Alexandria, the team has been working diligently to expand into new typologies. Time & Place has also established several successful partnerships, entering into a joint venture with retail giant Woolworths on a site in Glen Iris, collaborating with Hickory on The Queensbridge Building and a mixed-use precinct in Alexandria, and creating the MaxCap Industrial Opportunity Fund (MIOF) in conjunction with MaxCap Group.

HANNAH ST. HOTEL
Hanna is a little street with an unexpectedly long history. Named after Patrick Hanna – an engineer, shipbuilder, and early immigrant from Glasgow who operated a punt across the Yarra – who arrived in Melbourne in 1853. Hanna would have witnessed the extreme transformation of Melbourne that occurred with the discovery of gold. In the 1860s, Melbourne became one of the wealthiest and most populated cities in the British Empire. Hanna ’s punt connected inhabitants from the emerging township of Emerald Hill (South Melbourne) to the bustling docks, warehouses, and marketplaces on the north side of the river. Eventually, this course of travellers entering the city would become the grand avenue known today as Kings Way. What is left of Patrick Hanna is this remnant – a little street that at a forgotten point in time adopted an extra ‘ H’.

ABOUT MAXCAP GROUP
MaxCap Group is one of Australia’s leading Commercial Real Estate investment managers and is an established investment manager for domestic and global institutions with current Funds Under Management and Advice of circa $7.0bn, having invested more than $16bn across more than 650 transactions since inception in 2007.
MaxCap’s Direct Investment team has established an enviable record of success in originating and managing high-yielding investments, particularly in the mid-market joint venture development space. The team is currently managing a diversified portfolio with a total end value of over $5bn, underpinned by partnerships with Australia’s leading private real estate developers.

The Hotel Britomart Winemaker in Residence series are bi-monthly wine events to learn more about and meet some of New Zealand’s greatest winemakers and wine estates, hosted by Fine Wine Director, David Nash.  Following on from the success of our previous wineries being The Landing Wines and Man O’ War, Akitu Wine and our Chardonnay Masterclass, the next to be showcased within the series is Paritua.

Join critically acclaimed Hawkes Bay winemaker Jason Stent of Paritua vineyard and winery and The Hotel Britomart’s fine wine director David Nash for the exclusive release and celebration of 10 vintages of Paritua’s iconic red wine, 21:12.

At our two Winemaker in Residence events, Jason will be sharing the decade-long journey to creating this wine. As well as tasting the 2020 21:12, which will be released at the event, Jason will also take a deep dive in Paritua’s wine library, tasting some of their most celebrated vintages from large-format, estate-cellared bottles.

“Paritua is a Hawkes Bay winery that has steadily grown in stature over the past decade and certainly has a place on my watch list of rising stars.”
— Bob Campbell MW, March 2020.

Two events are being hosted, the winemakers taster, held in kingi on Wednesday 31st May and the winemakers dinner, held in The Libraries on Thursday 1st February.

Paritua Winemakers Taster at kingi
Paritua winemaker Jason Stent and fine wine director David Nash will host a casual standing, free-flowing tasting of the very best vintages of Paritua 21:12 – including the new release of 2020, and their current release estate wines – matched with delicious bites created by kingi Head Chef, Uelese Mua.

Wednesday 31st May | 6pm
• Selection of kingi canapes
• Paired with Paritua 21:12, new release of 2020 and Paritua estate wines
• $69 per person.

Paritua Winemakers’ Degustation Diner at The Libraries
Hosted by Paritua winemaker Jason Stent, The Hotel Britomart fine wine director David Nash and The Libraries head chef Andrew Lautenbach, this five-course degustation expertly matches some of the very best vintages of Paritua 21:12 — including the new 2020 release — with the best of New Zealand sustainable produce in dishes crafted by Andrew and the culinary team at The Hotel Britomart. The evening includes a special taste of wines from large-format bottles that have been cellared at the winery since bottling.

Thursday, 1st June | 6pm
• Five course degustation dinner
• Paired with Paritua 21:12, new release of 2020 and Paritua estate wines
• $199 per person.

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What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (name cannot be shortened)
Images: Download Paritua Images here
Website: https://thehotelbritomart.com/
Sustainability: https://thehotelbritomart.com/sustainable/

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Rochelle Gray, Head of Marketing | [email protected] | +64 9 300 9595 ext 7105 | +64 27 2291719

About The Hotel Britomart
In the two years since opening on 1 October 2020, The Hotel Britomart has been locally and internationally recognised as a sustainable hospitality success story, winning more than 20 awards for design, architecture, hospitality and sustainability.

The opening of The Libraries, in March 2021, was an early milestone. “There are very few event spaces like The Libraries in Aotearoa – beautifully refurbished heritage spaces that are a celebration of New Zealand art, craftsmanship and design, where world-class food and wine can be enjoyed,” says Clinton Farley General Manager.

About kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

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.

AUCKLAND: Bringing together the relaxed warmth of kingi and the refined elegance of The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart, kingi Private is a sophisticated private dining room or meeting space that gives Aucklanders and out-of-towners a unique place in which to gather for a feast or to do good business.

Step inside, and you enter a light-filled, brick-lined dining room with echoes of kingi in the expansive raw-edge swamp kauri slab table set beneath a shimmering fish-scale chandelier. A glass-boxed ‘larder kitchen’ gives diners glimpses of chefs preparing seasonal dishes while comfortable padded dining chairs invite guests to settle in for the day or night.

At the north end of the room a wooden sideboard turns out to hide a 65” screen, which rises from the cabinet’s surface to transform the space so that board-style meetings, intimate product launches or special presentations can be held. High-speed internet connectivity and state-of-the-art AV facilities provide everything needed for a workday.

Situated on the ground floor of the heritage Buckland Masonic Building, kingi Private was designed by Cheshire Architects, the minds behind kingi, The Libraries and The Hotel Britomart. The tableware is hand-made by local ceramic artist Rachel Carter, while the dining chairs are sourced from local furniture maker Simon James.

For private dinning Co-founder of kingi Tom Hishon and head chef Uelese Mua have designed a sumptuous five-course tasting menu that reflects the restaurant’s sustainable and seasonal ethos and highlights ingredients from their most cherished producers in new dishes. “We’re going to have some fun in this space and create an interactive experience that will be remembered for all the right reasons,” says Tom.

For meetings, catering options for the space range from breakfasts, lunches and working snacks created by The Hotel Britomart’s culinary team, to the five-course kingi Private tasting menu.
The space was developed in part to meet the needs of hotel guests wanting to host private dinners or events during their stay, and packages combining room reservations and kingi Private bookings for day or evening events will be available through The Hotel Britomart.

Hours | 7am- late for full-day events | 7am-5pm for conferences | 6pm-late for private dining
Capacity | up to 14 guests for a sit-down meal, or 12 for a catered meeting/presentation.
kingi Private is now open for bookings, for seatings from 1 April onwards.

What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (name cannot be shortened), kingi (lower case)
Web resolution images saved here: https://thehotelbritomart.smugmug.com/Kingi-Private
High-resolution images for print saved here: https://thehotelbritomart.smugmug.com/Kingi-Private
Website: https://thehotelbritomart.com/kingiprivate-dinning

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Rochelle Gray, Head of Marketing | [email protected] | +64 9 300 9595 ext 7105 | +64 27 2291719

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 kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

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.

AUCKLAND: In the two years since opening on 1 October 2020, The Hotel Britomart has been locally and internationally recognised as a sustainable hospitality success story, winning more than 20 awards for design, architecture, hospitality and sustainability. More than 180,000 people have visited the hotel, its sustainable seafood restaurant kingi and its event spaces, The Libraries, since its opening date.

“We opened our doors two years ago with international borders closed but with strong support from New Zealanders travelling in-between lockdowns,” says General Manager, Clinton Farley. “Today we’re delighted to welcome the world as well, to experience our New Zealand manaakitanga [hospitality]. At our second birthday, I’m extremely proud of what of what our team has achieved. All of them are industry experts, focused on delivering genuine, personalised, curated guest experiences.”

The Hotel Britomart is Aotearoa’s first 5-Green Star hotel, earning the certification from the New Zealand Green Building Council through a careful dedication to using eco-friendly materials, creating healthy interior environments, using minimal resources and managing waste well. In the 2021 year, the hotel was New Zealand’s most awarded, taking home 21 awards, including: — 5 Gold Pins at the Best Design Awards — 3 Property Industry awards — 3 NZIA Architecture awards — 2 NZ Hospitality awards, including Most Sustainable Business — Inclusion on the 2021 Conde Nast international Hot List The opening of The Libraries, in March 2021, was an early milestone.

“There are very few event spaces like The Libraries in Aotearoa – beautifully refurbished heritage spaces that are a celebration of New Zealand art, craftsmanship and design, where world-class food and wine can be enjoyed,” says Clinton.

The release of the hotel’s first Sustainability Report in July 2022 has also been a proud marker in the hotel’s sustainability journey. “We are serious about our sustainability and the report gives the big picture of our ongoing efforts to prioritise people and the planet,” says Clinton. “Every little bit adds up – for example, by choosing recycled PET for the duvet and pillow inners, and mattress toppers and protectors, alongside the organic cotton linen for our hotel beds, more than 36,500 plastic bottles were diverted from landfill.

“Most of all, we’re proud to be New Zealand owned and operated, and to be contributing members of the Britomart downtown community.”

Celebratory thank-you offers for all guests to celebrate and thank guests for two years of support, The Hotel Britomart has two great month-long birthday offers.

For direct bookings, The Hotel Britomart offers 20% off stays of two nights or more until March 2023 with promo code 2BDay, and 20% off accommodation vouchers for the month of October when using the code BDAY22. Terms and conditions apply.  They also have an online Spin the Wheel pop-up that gives direct booking guests a chance to add complimentary upgrades to their stay, like breakfast at kingi, late checkout or a bottle of champagne.

New season, new menu: Spring has arrived at kingi, with some beautiful new-season menu refreshes. As the ground warms up, kingi’s menu is full of new season produce; fresh peas and asparagus, and crisp radishes to dunk into a cylinder of herb-rolled fresh cheese.

New seafood additions to the menu include a raw trevally oka in coconut yoghurt, with mango and chilli, created by chef de cuisine Wallace Mua from his Samoan heritage, and delicate butterflied boquerones (fresh anchovies) with stracciatella, spring peas and preserved lemon. The yellow-belly flounder gets a new treatment, pan-fried with almonds, citrus and capers, and there’s a refreshed wine menu that hints at the fun months ahead.

What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (name cannot be shortened)
High-resolution images: Download here.
Website: https://thehotelbritomart.com/
Sustainability: https://thehotelbritomart.com/sustainable/

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Rochelle Gray, Head of Marketing
+64 9 300 9595 ext 7105 / [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 kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs, and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

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.

MELBOURNE: Local developer and hotel owner Capital Alliance, in partnership with Australia’s International Hotel Group, TFE Hotels, has announced a first-of-its-kind mixed-use development in Melbourne Docklands, featuring two world class local hotel brands.

Capital Alliance’s two-tower project was designed locally by SJB and will serve as a place maker for Melbourne. The $340M project will feature the largest rooftop infinity pool in Australia and the first purpose-built Collection by TFE Hotels and A by Adina properties in Melbourne.

A 1000-pax capacity event conference centre, located on a sky bridge that connects the two accommodation towers, rounds out the offering. With spectacular 360-degree views of the city, the centre will add another dimension to Melbourne’s high-end conferencing options.

SJB Founding Director, Michael Bialek, said Capital Alliance’s latest Docklands project, which is set to open in 2026, would become an architectural landmark on the Melbourne skyline.

“Our design inspiration was drawn from natural elements such as sculpted landscape forms and the proximity to the Yarra River,” he said.  “We have also blurred the division between inside and outside to maximise daylight and those all-important city skyline and uninterrupted water views.”

A fact not lost on TFE Hotels, who has built a reputation for delivering one-of-a-kind hotels that draw inspiration from local culture and surrounds. The 200-key, yet-to-be-named Collection hotel will join the ranks of other purpose-built Collection by TFE Hotels properties – including The Calile in Brisbane, Auckland’s The Hotel Britomart and the new Surry Hills collection property currently under development in Sydney – in delivering personalised service and bespoke hospitality experiences.

Complementing this offering,  the 105-key premium A by Adina hotel – the first of the brand to launch in Victoria following the opening of flagship hotels in Sydney and Canberra in 2021 – will deliver a perfectly suited balance between a hotel and a private city apartment.

This project is the fourth mixed-use hotel development for Capital Alliance who have invested close to a decade in Docklands and the surrounding precinct, with multiple other developments completed.

Capital Alliance CEO, Mohan Du, said that after eight years of developing in the Docklands, he was on to his last parcel site in the Docklands precinct.

“As the saying goes, you save the best for last and these one-of-a-kind hotels will be uniquely different to other accommodation offerings in Melbourne,” he said. “I know when we welcome guests and the public in 2026, we’ll be able to proudly showcase the legacy we’ve left behind with tremendous pride.”

Mohan said Capital Alliance was doubling down their exposure to hotels because he believed there will be continued demand for purpose-built hotel offerings.

“Our partnership with TFE was born and galvanised during the uncertainty of the pandemic. It may sound cliche to say, but there are two things we’re certain of, developing a hotel is incredibly challenging and we have unparalleled confidence in our ability to deliver a world class establishment alongside TFE.”

Guests can expect to see Capital Alliance’s signature statements throughout the building and a level of quality that is stamped across their entire portfolio of properties.

TFE Hotels Group COO, Chris Sedgwick, said Melbourne was one of the world’s great cities and he was excited about its future.

“Each of our one-of-a-kind Collection hotels has a distinct story and, together with A by Adina’s brand premise around hotel living, offer guest experiences that are unique to their neighbourhood.” he said. “It’s therefore incredibly important to TFE and our brands that, when we are looking for opportunities to partner, we seek out legacy makers, who have a passion and a genuine connection to the places they operate in – we believe we’ve found that in Mo and Capital Alliance.”

“We love that Mo had a vision for Melbourne’s burgeoning Docklands area and that he and the Capital Alliance team have spent the last decade investing in and realising that vision,” he said. “And we’re thrilled to partner with them on this next phase of development.”

Chris said when it came to TFE’s hotel development pipeline, the Sydney-based hotel management company was immensely proud to work with partners, like Capital Alliance, in creating showpiece properties where hotel guests were fully immersed in the local neighbourhood.

“For us, that journey starts with today’s announcement, and we are very much looking forward to breaking ground early next year.”

The site is located on 28-38 Pearl River Road, Docklands and will also feature a day spa, retail shopping, and restaurant offerings.

MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL:
Developer/Owner: Capital Alliance
Operator: TFE Hotels
Architects/Interiors: SJB

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Stacey Pinchbeck – Capital Alliance PR Representative
0412 362 555 /stacey@flourishpr.com

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

RENDERS:
High Res renders are available for download here.

WHAT’S IN A NAME:
The correct brand names for the as-yet-to-be-named hotels are A by Adina and Collection by TFE Hotels. A by Adina cannot be shortened. Collection by TFE Hotels can be shortened to ‘Collection’ after first use. Please use TFE Hotels not TOGA Far East.

CAPITAL ALLIANCE:
Founded in 2012, Capital Alliance is a Melbourne-based property development and investment company with diversified holdings across property, hospitality, and IT. With a specialty in State significant urban renewal mixed-use projects, Capital Alliance have delivered $1.48bn in assets to date and have a future pipeline of a further $1.5bn to be delivered within the next 10 years.

CEO Mohan Du takes property development to a new level through forward thinking design and placemaking whilst being globally inspired and internationally connected.  In the last twelve (12) months, Capital Alliance have delivered and opened Marriott International’s first purpose-built 5-star Marriott hotel in 26 years, together with Australia’s first AC Hotel by Marriott, bringing more culture to the Melbourne landscape –during a global pandemic.

For more information on Capital Alliance visit: https://www.capitalalliance.com.au/

WHO ARE TFE HOTELS? 
TFE Hotels (TOGA Far East Hotels) is Australia’s International Hotel Group – headquartered in Sydney and operating in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Austria, Singapore… and opening in Switzerland in 2023.  TFE has a portfolio of seven hotel brands – A by Adina, Adina Hotels, Vibe Hotels, Quincy Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and Collection by TFE Hotels which includes The Calile Hotel, The Hotel Britomart, Hotel Kurrajong and The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, with more in the development pipeline.

COLLECTION BY TFE HOTELS:
Collection by TFE Hotels represent 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, The Hotel Britomart in Auckland, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins, and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra.

A BY ADINA:
While every A by Adina location has been thoughtfully chosen to blend seamlessly within its surroundings, there’s always a contemporary Australian twist at the heart of every stay. Here, architectural finishes meet thoughtfully designed interiors. Team members are known as Curators, treating each guest visit as another opportunity to surprise and delight.

AUCKLAND: The Hotel Britomart has added two more awards to its already extensive list: Best Luxury Hotel and Best Restaurant for the hotel restaurant kingi, at the 2022 Hospitality New Zealand Awards.

“We’re delighted to be recognised again by our industry peers,” says General Manager Clinton Farley. “These awards, from New Zealand’s most established hospitality body, are a credit to the work of our wonderful team, who have put in a huge amount of care and effort to deliver exceptional guest experiences through some pretty challenging times.”

David Oliveri, Executive Assistant Manager, adds, “These awards, as well as the consistent excellent feedback we hear from guests and the many return bookings we’re seeing, tell us we’re getting things right.”

Since opening, The Hotel Britomart has picked up a multitude of local and global awards and nods of recognition for experience, design and sustainability, featuring on the Conde Nast Traveler Global Hot List 2021, multiple awards from the New Zealand Institute of Architects and the Best Design Awards and being named runner-up Most Sustainable Hotel by National Geographic, among others.

The team at the hotel’s sustainable seafood restaurant kingi, which was co-founded by chef Tom Hishon, were also acknowledged with two ‘hats’ at the recent Good Food Awards.

The Best Luxury Hotel award is a nod to the calibre of experience at The Hotel Britomart, including the personalised service, the timber-lined guest rooms with stone-tiled bathrooms and hand-made ceramics, as well as the five beautiful Landing Suites that sit atop the hotel.

Each Landing Suite is named after a bay at the hotel’s sister property The Landing, a luxury retreat in the Bay of Islands. Every suite is unique, with the interiors designed by Cheshire Architects in collaboration with Seattle’s Lucas Design Associates, who also designed the interiors of the luxury Residences at The Landing.

“With the Landing Suites, we’re creating a luxury retreat experience in the heart of downtown Auckland,” says Clinton Farley, “Guests of the Suites enjoy a bespoke stay curated by their own Guest Experience Manager, including private airport or city transfers to and from the hotel, hosted drinks and canapés in The Libraries, and a guided Britomart neighbourhood tour.”

Experience the Britomart Black Card Package
Make the most of your stay at The Hotel Britomart with our Britomart Black Card Package including breakfast for two in kingi, a complimentary upgrade to the next available guest room type and a $100 Britomart Black Card for each night of your stay that can be spent in kingi, towards an in-house massage, valet parking, mini-bar or in any of the 65+ restaurants, cafes, salons, bars and boutiques in the nine-block Britomart neighbourhood.

Dine at kingi  
Visit kingi, The Hotel Britomart’s restaurant, which was recently awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards. Enjoy a two-course lunch celebrating locally sourced and caught seafood and learn about the fishermen and women and their sustainable fishing practices, while enjoying a glass of kingi’s house wine.

To book any of the above offerings please visit the hotel’s website.

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What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (The hotel’s name cannot be shortened)

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Clinton Farley, General Manager
+64 9 300 9595 / [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 kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs, and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

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.

AUCKLAND: The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, has released its first sustainability report. The report, which will be published annually, sets out the hotel’s sustainability goals and details its commitment to sustainable operations.

“It was a huge effort to build and open the country’s first 5 Green Star hotel,” says Clinton Farley, The Hotel Britomart’s general manager. “Now we’re committed to operating the hotel sustainably every day. Environmental and community impact is a key business consideration for the entire team, and our sustainability report is an important way of setting goals and holding ourselves accountable.”

The Hotel Britomart opened in October 2020, with its design and build certified with 5 Green Star ratings from the NZ Green Building Council. Since then, it has been recognised with a Gold Sustainable Tourism Award from Qualmark, New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, the Best Sustainable Business award at the NZ Hospitality Awards, and was runner up in National Geographic magazine’s international Good Egg award for the most sustainable hotel.

The Hotel Britomart team has an intense focus on sustainable operations. This year, the hotel has embarked on a process to become a Toitū Carbonreduce organisation to enable it to track and reduce its operational emissions. It has also introduced a plastic-free policy which asks all products supplied to the hotel be delivered in fully home compostable, biodegradable, recyclable or reusable packaging. So far, it has achieved 95 percent compliance from its suppliers.

Sustainability commitments extend into the hotel’s procurement policy: 80 percent of all goods procured by the hotel are New Zealand-made, localising the supply chain and reducing emissions. Local suppliers include Nelson-based uniform designer Tamzin Hawkins, who ensures all the hotel’s uniforms are New Zealand-made from compostable fabrics, the Chatham Island Food Co, which supplies sustainably harvested seafood to kingi, the hotel’s restaurant, and local ceramicists Rachel Carter and Elena Renker, whose work features in each guest room in the hotel.

“All these efforts show that we’re not just saying we’re a sustainble hotel – we’re doing the work to prove it,” Clinton Farley says. “We’re also looking to continuously improve, so our sustainability report helps set a benchmark for ourselves, and offers transparency to our guests as well.”

Stay Green: Guests can book The Hotel Britomart’s Stay Green package and contribute to offsetting their carbon footprint. For every booking received, the hotel plants a native tree at its sister property, The Landing, in the Bay of Islands. The package includes an overnight stay and a leisurely lunch in kingi, The Hotel Britomart’s restaurant with a focus on sustainably sourced ingredients. Each booking also receives a gift that celebrates the talents of local artisans such as pottery by Rachel Carter, 100 percent zero-waste blankets from Mavis and Osborn and much more.

Dine in kingi: Visit kingi, The Hotel Britomart’s restaurant, which was recently awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards. Enjoy a two-course lunch celebrating locally sourced and caught seafood and learn about the fishermen and women and their sustainable fishing practices, while enjoying a glass of kingi’s house wine.

Click here to book any of the above offerings. The Hotel Britomart’s Sustainability Report 2022 can be accessed via this link.

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What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (The hotel’s name cannot be shortened).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Clinton Farley, General Manager
+64 9 300 9595 / [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 kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs, and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

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.

BRISBANE: Following the success of its inaugural charity event in support of Safe Haven Community in 2021, The Calile has announced it will partner with Reason to Thrive at a Gala Charity Dinner and Online Auction on Friday August 19th.

Despite the ever-evolving challenges surrounding live events mid-pandemic, the 2021 luncheon, attended by 150 local guests, raised over $169,000 in donations for Save Haven Community and delivered a stellar star-gazing opportunity with Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barosso attending the event and actively supporting the cause.

In a continued commitment to community, The Calile Hotel has selected Brisbane-based charity Reason to Thrive as the partner and beneficiary for this year’s Gala, with all event proceeds and donations directly benefiting and providing crucial funding for their programs.

Reason to Thrive provides unique life skills and personal development programs to support at-risk children and women whose lives have been impacted by family and domestic violence. Through experiential equine-assisted learning (EAL) programs, the volunteer-led organisation helps participants rebuild, recover, and reconnect with themselves and learn leadership, self-awareness, and social-emotional skills, through a safe and respectful relationship experience with horses.

Julie Tom of Reason to Thrive says the partnership will make a big difference in helping fulfil the hopes of participants currently on the organisation’s waiting list,

“Thanks to the generous support of the Calile team, sponsors, and those joining us at the event, we’re all helping to give as many at-risk youth and women in our community the opportunity to build a brighter and more promising future for themselves and their families – something that each and every one of us has the right to achieve. On behalf of all future participants, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.”

At the August 19th Gala, guests will be joined by hosts Wendy Harmer and Tim Davis for an evening of entertainment courtesy of Warner Music, rousing discussion and excellent food and libations from the likes of Sushi Room, SK Steak & Oyster, sAme sAme alongside Louis Roederer and Craggy Range.

The opportunity for giving on the night will be immense, and The Calile’s community have rallied, donating over $110,000 in prizes to the cause. The prize pool is generous in size and value from experience prizes, each worth over $3,000 and indulgence prizes over $1,000. Gala attendees on the night will also have access to exclusive live auction prizes called by award-winning real estate auctioneer Haesley Cush.

The Calile Gala Charity Luncheon tickets are available online.

AUCKLAND: New Zealand’s only 5 Green Star hotel is preparing to welcome international guests for the very first time.

With New Zealand’s border re-opening to the world, The Hotel Britomart – which opened in October 2020 and has won a slew of awards since, including a place on Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Hot List of the world’s best new hotels as well as “good egg” by National Geographic Traveller Magazine. The hotel is excited to finally be able to showcase its unique offering to an international audience.

“Covid restrictions have meant we haven’t been able to welcome international guests until now,” says The Hotel Britomart General Manager, Clinton Farley. “In that time we’ve had phenomenal support from Auckland locals and New Zealand travellers, so it’s exciting to be able to share The Hotel Britomart experience and the delights of the Britomart neighbourhood with guests from other countries soon too.”

Since The Hotel Britomart opened, there have been significant developments in Auckland’s downtown waterfront area, with the reinvention of Quay Street as a pedestrian and cycle-friendly boulevard (the perfect place to put The Hotel Britomart’s complimentary-use bicycles through their paces) and the opening of Commercial Bay, a new development with more than 100 high-end stores and restaurants just a block from the hotel. Nearby, the city’s revamped ferry terminal allows easy connections with the globally renowned beaches, restaurants and vineyards of Waiheke Island and the many other attractions of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

To celebrate the return of international guests, The Hotel Britomart is offering a range of special packages and experiences:

Stay Green: Guests can book The Hotel Britomart’s Stay Green package and contribute to offsetting their carbon footprint. For every booking received, the hotel plants a native tree at its sister property, The Landing, in the Bay of Islands. The package includes an overnight stay and a leisurely lunch in kingi, The Hotel Britomart’s restaurant with a focus on sustainably sourced ingredients. Each booking also receives a gift (valued at $160) that celebrates the talents of local artisans such as pottery by Rachel Carter, 100 percent zero-waste blankets from Mavis and Osborn and much more.

The Landing Wines X The Hotel Britomart Dinner: Meet the winemaking team from The Landing Wines – produced at The Hotel Britomart’s sister property, The Landing – and enjoy an evening as you sample the 2021 vintage, paired with perfectly matched produce from The Hotel Britomart culinary team. The event takes place on the 9th June, bookings are essential.

Dine in kingi: Visit kingi, The Hotel Britomart’s restaurant, which was recently awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards. Enjoy a two-course lunch celebrating locally sourced and caught seafood and learn about the fishermen and women and their sustainable fishing practices, while enjoying a glass of kingi’s house wine.

To book any of the above offerings please visit https://thehotelbritomart.com/celebrating-sustainability/ .

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
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 kingi
kingi (short for kingfish) is a restaurant that offers fresh, locally sourced food in thoughtful, approachable ways. Located just steps from The Hotel Britomart lobby on the ground floor of the heritage Masonic Building (which has been refurbished as part of The Hotel Britomart project), kingi introduces guests at the hotel to the city, and welcomes Aucklanders with an easy-going warmth that tells them it’s their place too. Open for everything from early-morning coffee to drinks, snacks, aperitifs, and fuller plates at night, kingi also offers The Hotel Britomart guests selected items as a room service menu throughout the day.

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.