Touted as “a bohemian cave for the creative soul”, this capital city newbie is where it’s at for lovers of lavish yet perfectly eccentric accomodation. A hidden gem inside an iconic heritage landmark building at the heart of the Cuba St precinct, this 116-room property is a visual feast for the senses- from the grand bar in the heart of the hotel to the sumptuous lounge, parlour and lobby all showcasing the dazzling talents of New Zealand artist and designers, such as bespoke rugs created by Karl Maughan and a large-scale floral light sculpture by Angus Muir Designs.