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)
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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.

CANBERRA: Australia’s 16th Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, is the man credited with giving Australia the Snowy Mountain Hydro Electric Scheme; establishing QANTAS, the Australian National University, and the CSIRO; and assisting General Motors Holden to build Australia’s first iconic Holden Car.

Perhaps not as widely known, is Chifley’s Government was instrumental in establishing the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) at the start of the Cold War, and in giving Australia a domestic airline carrier in the (now defunct) Trans Australian Airline.

It’s fair to say Ben Chifley was a man who made his mark. And whilst a stay at the Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra has always offered a brief glimpse into Chifley’s world – ‘Chif’ himself was a resident of the hotel for 11 years refusing to let taxpayers fund him to stay at The Lodge – history buffs now have a chance to retrace the footsteps of the man who was instrumental in shaping the development of Canberra and Australia.

Chifley’s Walk, which launches this Friday, July 22, is the brainchild of teams from Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) and the Hotel Kurrajong, and the perfect accompaniment for those who’ve sampled a Benny’s Double in Chifley’s Bar & Grill or spent a night in the hotel’s carefully curated ‘Chifley Room’ in Canberra.

The 45-minute tour starts with a 750m stroll retracing the footsteps of then Treasurer Ben Chifley and his PM, John Curtin, as they walked from the hotel to Parliament House each day – a habit that was captured by photographer Don Stephens in 1945 and immortalised in bronze by sculpture Peter Corlett in 2011. When Curtin died, Chifley continued the tradition.

MoAD’s Andrea Garcia explains that Chifley’s Walk allows visitors to deepen their understanding of Old Parliament House by exploring the places where important decisions were made – King’s Hall, the House of Representatives and the Prime Minister’s Office – and key events that took place in the context of the 16th Prime Minister of Australia.

“The synergy between Hotel Kurrajong and Old Parliament House helped inspire the walk,” she said. “Hotel Kurrajong first opened in 1926 and Old Parliament House in 1927 – both were designed by John Smith Murdoch providing a residence and a working place to Members of Parliament in the nation’s capital.”

Did you know that Chifley was the only Australian PM to qualify as a train driver? Or that he died whilst he was Leader of the Opposition? Guests are warned to expect engaging and, at times, rather entertaining commentary.

“History well and truly comes to life as we retrace the well-worn path that Ben Chifley walked during the 11 years he resided at Hotel Kurrajong, including the time he served as Prime Minister, and the route other parliamentarians have since followed during the 61 years Old Parliament House housed the Parliament,” Andrea said.

Available exclusively for guests of Hotel Kurrajong for a nominal $20 fee for adults and included as part of the hotel’s Chifley Experience package, the experience offers rare insight into the man behind the PM, and the institution that shaped the man he was. Chifley’s Walk runs every Monday to Sunday at 10am. Book via the hotel’s website. #chifleyswalk

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

IMAGES
Image Credit: Sydney Morning Herald. Chif’s morning walk.
Historical Images of Curtin and Chifley must be credited as per the captions.
Historical Images of Hotel Kurrajong AND Current Day Images of Hotel Kurrajong.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in a nationally listed heritage building in Parkes, Canberra. The Museum helps people to understand Australia’s social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future. They achieve this by:

• Bringing alive the importance of Parliament in the lives of Australians;
• Interpreting, conserving, and presenting the building and our collections;
• Providing entertaining and educational public programs; and
• Providing a range of other services that enhance the visitor experience.

ABOUT COLLECTION BY TFE HOTELS
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.

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.

SYDNEY: TFE Hotels will open a new Collection property – the first for the brand in Sydney – complete with rooftop infinity pool with sweeping city views, in the heart of Surry Hill’s boutique dining and shopping precinct in early 2024.

The 102-room boutique hotel will become the fifth to open under the Collection by TFE Hotels banner, following in the very successful footsteps of Brisbane’s The Calile Hotel and New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel – The Hotel Britomart.

TFE Hotels CEO, Antony Ritch said that as with all Collection hotels, guests can expect a distinct design-led hotel with bespoke service, and attention to the individual. The addition of curved brickwork, stone pathways, and the Cloister – an activated restaurant and bar space within the hotel – rounds out the guest experience.

“We are extremely proud to partner with TOGA Group who has been instrumental in transforming Surry Hills into one of the most sought-after lifestyle destinations,” he said.

“Surry Hills is home to one of the city’s premier restaurant, dining, and boutique precincts. This Collection property will become a destination in its own right.”

Ritch said this latest Collection hotel was one of several bespoke properties currently in development across the country.

“When we’re looking at Collection hotels, we are looking for partners with personal attachments to the property, and the passion to build a legacy for the community.”

Managing Director of TOGA Group and Chairman of TFE Hotels, Allan Vidor, said the Surry Hills Village development brought together the best of Surry Hills and Redfern into one stylish destination.

“This will be a curated precinct of sophisticated retail, a new bespoke hotel, stylish residences, a progressive workspace and contemporary event spaces,” he said.

Fink Group, owner and operators of some of Sydney leading restaurants including Quay, Bennelong, Firedoor, and Otto will sit at the centre of the dining destination with more great retailers to follow.

“Important to our vision is the legacy we create and leave for the communities in which we develop, and we see that Surry Hills Village will be a place that people can live, work, stay and visit for many years to come.”

The mixed-use development, which will span 1.2ha, will be supported by a new 517sq m public park and up to 12,000sq m of retail and commercial space. TOGA will also build a public pedestrian thoroughfare linking Marriott Street and Baptist Street.

For more information on Collection by TFE Hotels visit: https://collectionbytfehotels.com/

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jodi Clark
TFE Hotels (Director of Communications)
+61 499 900 658 / [email protected] / https://www.tfehotels.com/en/about/media-lounge

MORE ABOUT THE HOTEL
Operator: TFE Hotels
Developer/Owner: TOGA Group
Interiors. SJB
Architects. SJB.

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.