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14.5.14

HOTEL DEBRETT - Stylish Boutique Hotel in the heart of Auckland city

This post was meant to be about the different boutique hotels in Auckland city, however, when I saw the photos of Hotel Debrett, it completely blew me away. It's just the kind of hotel that will be on top of my list of hotels to stay in when I go to Auckland!

It is warm, friendly, chic, vibrant and, literally, home away from home. Situated in downtown Auckland (in the middle of a High Street's fashion and Shortland Street's commerce), it consists of 25 luxury rooms, the famous HOUSEBAR, Debrett's Kitchen, a Courtyard, an Atrium and Cornerbar.

Debrett's Kitchen is at the heart of the hotel offering contemporary New Zealand cuisine. It was named as one of Auckland's top 50 restaurants in the Metro 2014 Restaurant of the Year Awards and it surely is a place to dine at, even if you are not staying in the Hotel.

What interests me is that it's also a perfect place to hold private intimate gatherings and small business meetings. Therefore, for team gatherings and small incentive groups, it has the Loft Suite 1.1, which can hold a maximum of 10 guests and is well equipped with a "projector, screen, electronic whiteboard, wireless internet, flipchart, markers, pencils and notepad." [I said, they are well equipped, eh?] Also, they have a slightly larger function room called The Cellar which can accommodate more guests and is also fully equipped for meetings or intimate gatherings.

There is the Atrium which is a 10 - metre high glass roof atrium that has lots of natural light and warm glowing fire during the winters, wonderfully decorated by Judy Darragh chandeliers. The Atrium, extremely chic in design, itself is a restaurant area on level one and can hold up to a maximum of 60 guests.

Separated from the Atrium is the Courtyard which is an internal space with glass ceilings and minimalist furniture, holding up to 12 people.

Lastly, the 25 rooms are warm, vibrant and boats contemporary New Zealand art and design. Extremely welcoming, perfect to simply relax or crash in after a long day of work! [I have a thing for rugs and this one surely seemed to be a beautiful sight - Check out their room rugs!]

Some photos from Hotel Debretts Facebook Page:

The Exterior

The Lobby

The Loft Suite 

The Loft Suite


The Loft Suite {check out the BEAUTIFUL rug}

The Rooms

The Rooms

The Rooms

The Rooms
The Cellar - Smaller Meeting Room

The Courtyard

Meeting Room/ Area

Housebar

The Kitchen Restaurant

The Atrium - Isn't It just Lovely?

For Reservations & Enquiries, get in touch with them:

2 High Street, Auckland Central
Auckland 1010, New Zealand
T: +64 9 925 9000
E: reservations@hoteldebrett.com

Check Out their Standard Rates & Offers Here.
Check Out a wedding that took place in Hotel Debrett - Photography by Nicola Inglis Photography

Family friendly boutique hotel, Superb for chic weddings/ functions, small team gatherings & Fashion PR Events!

9.5.14

Fabulous Things to Do in Auckland, NZ

Head Down to Colestown Chocolates

Hand Made Chocolates in NZ - A boutique Chocolate Company

Address:
174 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone:
(09) 846 0888
Website:




Visit MIX FOUNDATION

Looking for a reliable range of professional DJ Equipment, this is your place!
http://www.mixfoundation.co.nz/


Shop, Eat & Lounge @ PAVILIONS AT BRITOMART

Lots of high end designer stores, retailers, eateries and bars, for a PERFECT DAY OUT!

Britomart Pavilions
Address:
Gore and Galway Street, Auckland, New Zealand







Get historic at the VOYAGER NEW ZEALAND MARITIME MUSEUM


Go Sailing and get to know NZ's story, get ambitious, courageous and fascinating! 






Go to the 16 - year old (or more) SUNGLASS BAR




Biggest and BEST - luxury branded Sunglasses, surely a must - visit. AND they have specially trained staff to show you what suits you BEST.





Check out some of the cool EATERIES


Tyler Street Garage - http://www.tylerstreetgarage.co.nz/
Tom Tom Bar & Eatery - http://tom-tom.co.nz/jweb/

Check out some more restaurants & bars @ http://auckland.concreteplayground.co.nz/








Don't miss Auckland's "Secret" beaches


"Blessed with three harbours and hundreds of kilometres of coastline, the Auckland region has dozens of "secret" bays and beaches. Many are known to few outside the immediate area and lovers of solitude will all have their favourite spots."



 

TWENTY MORE REASONS TO VISIT AUCKLAND 


[A lot of the content is taken from Heart of The City -

2.5.14

Looking for Romance in AUCKLAND - Go to the MOLLIES

When I first had a look at Mollies (when surfing the Web), I actually wanted to plan a holiday to Auckland JUST to stay at the Mollies. It is EXACTLY the kind of Hotel I would LOVE to stay at, CHIC, PURE LUXURY, BOUTIQUE and just LOVELY.

From Mollies website: 
(http://www.mollies.co.nz/about_mollies_luxury_hotel_accommodation.html)

"MOLLIES LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL

5-Star Luxury New Zealand Accommodation

Mollies luxury boutique hotel is located just moments from Auckland's CBD in the gracious heritage suburb of St Mary's Bay.
Private, spacious and welcoming, Mollies offers elegant accommodation, fine dining and impeccable service in a relaxed and intimate 5-star setting.

The perfect romantic retreat or private getaway"

Accommodation at Mollies 
(http://www.mollies.co.nz/mollies_luxury_hotel_suites.html)

There's about ten luxury suites at the MOLLIES, The Junior Suites, The Premier Suites and The Mollies Suites. The premier suites have a separate lounge and private balconies and the Mollies Suite is 'impeccable furnished to penthouse suite standard, it has two private balconies and panoramic harbor views. It comes complete with its own study, California King size bed, gourmet kitchenette and an OVERSIZED spa bath".

All the suites are stylishly designed, keeping world class luxury and elegance in mind and it seems to be a great PRIVATE LUXURY getaway for couples and families.   

Location

MOLLIES is located at the Saint Marys Bay, a 22 kilometres drive from the Airport, and the area is perfectly located in the suburbs, whist still being central to the main Auckland city and it seems to look like a highly elegant residential area. Therefore, I'm sure it's perfect for families and children or anyone looking for a nice relaxing ad romantic holiday.

Estimated Rates

The Junior Suites -  NZ$ 695, 
The Premier Suites -  NZ$ 845 and 
The Mollies Suite NZ$1025

Please note the above rates is an approximate and you will have to get in contact with the Mollies 
Reservation Team to find out more.

Mollies Hotel
6 Tweed Street
St Mary's Bay
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 9 376 3489
Email: reservations@mollies.co.nz