One thing that has become obvious through all my dealings with clients, as well as local and international visitors, is that there is a lack of good boutique hotel space in Auckland.
Last week I dropped some friends back to the Mercure at the bottom of Queen Street. They weren't there by choice, but it dawned on me that this was an absolute gem waiting to be re-devleoped. It commands one of the best views in Auckland and is adjacent to some of the city's best luxury shopping, the Britomart precinct and Waiheke ferries.
It has a rooftop restaurant, rooms on a large floor plate, could easily recieve a facelift and has the potential to be a great modern hotel.
Good design is timeless, whether it’s a beautiful piece of clothing or a considered piece of furniture. It’s something that former Crane Brothers alum Daniel Johnson knows plenty about, and with Kiosk, his new vintage business, he’s approaching mid-century design with a fresh perspective, celebrating the colourful, the sculptural and the eccentric. We sat down...
Webb’s is running an extensive online auction of photographs of the Royal Family in New Zealand. The photographs are sourced from the Fairfax Media archives, an Aladdin's cave of imagery. Conveniently launched over Queen’s Birthday weekend, the auction is seeing frantic bidding wars erupt over these iconic photographs. There are over 700 photographs presented in more...
We realise that parking in the central city has its challenges so we are thrilled to announce that we can now offer a personalised parking solution on a by-appointment basis.