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Although it’s located on Auckland’s High Street, in the middle of the city’s hip fashion district, Hotel DeBrett is more about enduring style than any short-lived seasonal trend. And while much of the Art Deco charm of one of Auckland’s oldest hotels has been preserved, owners and designers Michelle Deery and John Courtney have managed to transform this 1920s building into a modern boutique hotel that surprises guests with warm, homely touches.
All 25 rooms are unique, but they’re stitched together by a velvety custom-made carpet striped with shades of burgundy, black, sky blue and yellow. In the public areas, meanwhile, classic mid-century armchairs and plush patchwork rugs punctuate the pine-colored floorboards. Hand-spun copper chandeliers bounce warm light off raw brick walls, while a thin and funky log-burning fire invites guests to stop and reflect on the building’s illustrious history. Back in its heyday, Hotel DeBrett’s wood-paneled Housebar was the city’s best place to see and be seen. Business deals and romances were kindled here for decades and, now that the original wooden bar is back in place, the tradition looks set to continue well into the future.
Filled with warm, homely touches and custom-designed furnishings, Hotel DeBrett is a modern cultural hangout that reinvents timeless style. Just minutes from the Sky Tower and Viaduct Harbour, it’s a historic building where guests go to see and be seen.
LOCATION OF HOTEL DEBRETT
With a central location in Auckland's fashion district, 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 sites and places including art galleries, theaters and Museums. Shopping opportunities and restaurants are also close by. Auckland International Airport is approximately a 30 minute drive by car to the hotel.