TFE’s upcoming Auckland property, Hotel Britomart, has received a 5 Green Star Design rating ahead of its opening.
Confirmed by the New Zealand Green Building Council, the rating puts Hotel Britomart well on track to becoming the country’s most eco-friendly hotel.
Speaking to Britomart Group, Mark Sinclair, director of sustainability and facilities for Britomart, said achieving a 5-star rating is no easy feat.
“There’s no easy way to get to a 5-star rating,” he said.
“You have to achieve a lot of points across a range of categories, from the way the building is commissioned to using eco-friendly materials in construction, having double-glazing, good insulation, water, energy and waste management systems, and offering facilities like bicycle parking and so on.”
Scheduled to open in 2020, the 10-storey Hotel Britomart will comprise 99 rooms and five “Landing Suites”, three of which will feature outdoor sky gardens.
The property joins the thriving Britomart precinct, which is made up of restored heritage buildings, new developments and open public spaces.
Appealing to the new traveller
According to Sinclair, Hotel Britomart’s new eco-friendly rating will appeal to the growing number of people seeking sustainable travel options.
“There is a clear trend that green travel is in demand in the market,” he said.
“So when people stay at The Hotel Britomart, they can be assured that they’re staying in a hotel that has been designed to the highest standards of building and construction when it comes to sustainability.”