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Hotel DeBrett in Auckland, New Zealand Joins Design Hotels™
as Part of the Oceania Portfolio

Berlin, December 17, 2010 – Design Hotels™ adds another one-of-a-kind hotel to its Oceania portfolio – Hotel DeBrett. Situated in a traditional Art Deco building in Auckland’s hip fashion district, this warm and inviting 25-room hotel is designed and run by Michelle Deery and John Courtney who take a hands-on approach. Every room has a unique design and features eclectic furniture and New Zealand art and photography.

As a reinvention of one of Auckland’s oldest hotels, Hotel DeBrett retains some of its homey and familiar features, such as an open gas-burning fire, oak floorboards and exposed brick walls. The hotel’s bar has been carefully restored to its former glory, and is fast-becoming the place to see and be seen in the city.

Guests can choose from the cocktail menu, or sample a local boutique beer or glass of wine from a carefully selected list of New Zealand wines. In keeping with the friendly ambience, guests are invited to enjoy a nightly complimentary drink hosted by the hotel’s owners or manager in the private drawing room.

The Kitchen restaurant, headed by award-winning chef Mark Sycamore, serves seasonal dishes using fresh local ingredients, which can be enjoyed in the glass-roofed atrium, or in private dining suites. A cozy drawing room for hotel guests offers a retreat from the lively atrium and is equipped with board games, a record player and a wide selection of books and DVD's. There is also free gym access, and a variety of meeting spaces, including a courtyard, basement, loft suite and boardroom.

Hotel DeBrett is just a short walk from the restaurants and bars of Viaduct Harbour, the Sky Tower, Vector Arena, and the Ferry Building. The hotel is surrounded by cultural offerings including art galleries, theaters and museums.

Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of more than 190 independent hotels in over 40 countries across the globe.

More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original," someone with a passion for genuine hospitality, cultural authenticity, thought-provoking design and architecture. Each "Original" stands for the individual, aesthetic and service-driven experience that his or her hotel provides.

Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ offers its members insightful travel industry knowledge, from feasibility studies and conceptual branding to market trend consultancy and international sales representation. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York, Singapore, Bali and Perth.

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Also See:
Design Hotels™ Slated to Open the 201-room Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden / November 2010


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