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Traditional Blessing for The Hotel Britomart Ahead of its 1 October Opening

AUCKLAND: An incredibly moving moment for an exceptional hotel. Earlier this month local Iwi, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, blessed The Hotel Britomart ahead of our 1 October opening.

Before dawn, invited guests and team members gathered beside Chris Bailey’s artwork Pou Tū Te Rangi in the courtyard linking Te Ara Tāhuhu and Galway Street, then passed through the hotel in small groups to bless each of its spaces. Members of our hotel team joined in the Karakia incantations, which are traditionally used to increase spiritual goodwill.

On behalf of Hotel Manager, Clinton Falrley and the team, we give our thanks to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for honouring us with this ceremony.

Ko te Whiro te Rangi
Ko te Ōuenuku te Marama
Ko Hotu ngā Tau i Muri
Kia Oho
Kia Mataara.

A new phase begins
This is a time where we establish long-lasting friendships
The most favoured time to produce the benefits for our future generations
Rise up
Be steadfast,.

TFE Hotels Chief Operating Officer, Chris Sedgwick said TFE was incredibly proud to share this sneak peek of this stunning and sustainable hotel - New Zealand's first 5 Green Star Hotel - and looked forward to welcoming our New Zealand friends through our doors in a few short days.

Ends.

What’s in a name: The Hotel Britomart (the name cannot be shortened)
Lead in Rate: $309 NZD 
Book Now: https://thehotelbritomart.com/
Opening: 1 October 2020
Hotel Images: https://we.tl/t-5X1Mchk99d
2020 Blessing: https://youtu.be/6g8XpNwFD8A
Background: https://britomart.org/were-building-the-hotel-britomart/
Sustainability: https://britomart.org/about/#sustainability

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Jodi Clark
Head of PR - TFE Hotels
+61 499 900 658 / jclark@tfehotels.com 

Kevin Mitchell-Sisler or Magdalen Drummond
DARKHORSE NZ
+64 21 0227 9903 / Kevin.Mitchellsisler@thedarkhorse.com or Magda.Drummond@thedarkhorse.com  

ABOUT TFE HOTELS COLLECTION
The Hotel Britomart is part of the TFE Hotels Collection and will be managed by TFE Hotels on behalf of Cooper and Company. Cooper and Company is the asset and development manager for the Britomart Group, which holds a contract for the long-term ownership and development of the Britomart Precinct. 
The TFE Hotels Collection represents beautiful hotels hallmarked by authenticity and provenance, each designed with individual character and charm. With a collection of properties that encompass striking design and attention to the individual such as The Calile Hotel Brisbane, Melbourne’s The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra. The Hotel Britomart embodies these concepts while remaining proudly a product of its unique location.