The Hotel Britomart, 29 Galway Street
Britomart’s newest building was designed by Cheshire Architects in a project that also included the refurbishment of the adjacent heritage buildings and the creation of a new laneway. The hotel is New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star Hotel, certified by the NZ Green Building Council. It has 99 guest rooms and five luxurious Landing Suites. The building is clad in hand-made bricks intended to harmonise with its older neighbours. The patterning of its distinctive windows mimic it heritage neighbours on the lower floors, becoming more randomised as the building rises.