Auckland, New Zealand
Standing proud in Auckland’s plant-filled, nine-block precinct – where historic warehouses, boutique stores, bustling bars and acclaimed restaurants rub shoulders – The Hotel Britomart is a sight to behold.
New Zealand’s first Five Green Star hotel celebrates sustainability and style simultaneously. Inside this 99-room, five-suite hotel, the delight is in the detail.
The cosy, timber-clad rooms are adorned with hand-made ceramics, textured with sustainably made textiles, and brimming with locally sourced treats. And, with its 5 Green Star Design and Build ratings from the New Zealand Green Building Council, the hotel demonstrates an attentiveness to consciousness and aesthetics, from the outside in.
A strong sense of connection to place guides The Britomart Hotel’s ethos, which has seen it form close relationships with local makers, those whose values align with its own, and develop a collaborative interconnection with its community. Better yet, this hotel isn’t about to rest on its laurels. The accommodation has a series of lofty environmentally-focussed goals that it’s determined to work toward.
In each of its rooms and suites, planet-friendly, artisan makers are honoured – not only in the hotel’s chic decor, but in its mini bar and amenities too, which feature sustainable skincare and luxurious, local products.
The hotel’s resident restaurant kingi has become a popular dining destination for its delicious dishes and its commitment to sustainable fishery. The restaurant works with fishers who are dedicated to sustainable practices and share the hotel’s vision for a brighter future for New Zealand’s fisheries.