New 99-room luxury hotel to open in Auckland's Britomart

The Britomart Hotel, designed by Cheshire Architects, will open in Auckland in 2020.
The Britomart Hotel has been designed by Cheshire Architects Photo credit: Cooper and Company

A new 10-storey, 99-room luxury hotel is set to open in Auckland's Britomart area in 2020.

The Cheshire Architects building will be located on the corner of Gore and Galway streets.

Britomart precinct developers Cooper and Company say the project will include the refurbishment and restoration of the adjoining Masonic and Buckland heritage buildings.

The Britomart Hotel will "offer some of the Auckland's most refined accommodation" in "New Zealand's most sought-after premium lifestyle precinct", according to TFE Hotels, which will manage the hotel.

Five suites - three with outdoor sky gardens - will form part of the Britomart Hotel's offering.

Customers can expect to step off a cobbled laneway into the ground floor, which will feature retail outlets and food and beverage offerings, as well as the lobby.

Cheshire Architects' Nat Chesire and Dajaiang Tai have designed a brick exterior punctuated by an irregular constellation of windows.

"The Hotel Britomart is a contemporary building, but the handmade qualities of its brick exterior are in intimate conversation with its heritage neighbours," says Mr Cheshire.

"The project also allows us to reach into the heart of the city block and open up intimate new laneways and a tiny cobbled square, which will enrich the streetscape and the future of Britomart. For us, this is as exciting as the hotel itself."

Bookings will open in late 2019 for opening in early 2020.