The iconic Hotel De Brett was been stylishly re-interpreted into a 25-room boutique hotel, with every room individually designed and complimented with eclectic furniture, New Zealand art and photography.
Studio Gascoigne collaborated on the interior spaces with Martin Hughes Interior Architects, the concept with the client and Mitchinson Simiona Architects, who completed the overall project and documentation and structural design while we handled interiors, lighting, the atrium space and the upgrade of the ground floor to suit the needs of boutique retail tenants.
Hotel De Brett won the 2009 NZIA Auckland Architecture Award (Heritage Category), Bronze at the 2009 DINZ Best Awards in the Hospitality category and was Division Winner at the 2010 NZRIA RED Awards. The hotel also made it onto the WAN Retail Interiors Award ‘long list’ in the Hotel category. Images by Alistair Guthrie and sketches by Wallace Ong.