Wellington city is high profile home to the genesis of Lord of the Rings trilogy, and King Kong now appears to have a magnetic pull on like-minded arty types, through the acquisition of WOW, and other similar festivals, most of who are entrepreneurial enough to ensure a continuation of the city's unique development.
Ohtel works with the pick of these businesses, from airport transfers to a workout at the pool and gym, a great table at a leading restaurant, or a cocktail lesson at a discrete bar...we can connect you with what's hot in the Capital - just ask...
Wellington fashion designer Emma Wallace's new boutique on upper Cuba Street is a treasure trove. Hosued in a beautiful historic building with loads of character and charm, this is the perfect back-drop for Wallace's womenswear label which is vintage inspired, feminine, flattering and 100% NZ made. Her collections sit alongside a sweet assortment of locally made swimwear, jewellery and accessories.
Take a wander up Cuba Street, the vibrant creative hub of our cool little capital.
268 Cuba Street, Wellington.
P: +64 4 802 4179
Classic Wine Trail
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail serves up unforgettable wine and food experiences along the signposted 380km (240 mile) route. The journey takes you on a drive through regions accounting for more than 80% of New Zealand's wine production. Combined with the farmers' markets, eateries and artisan food producers you'll encounter along the way, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail offers New Zealand's most memorable wine and food experiences.
Fratelli - Pizza . Pasta . Risotto
Fratelli is Wellington’s Freshest authentic Italian restaurant. Its true to its name (which translates as ‘Brothers’) as its owned by two brothers who have chosen to specialise in 100% fresh homemade pastas, Gnocchi and risotto’s as well as woodfired pizza and other authentic Italian dishes. Fratelli takes bits of the old traditional Italian cooking styles and assembles them in new modern ways, all served in it’s warm modern Italian themed dining room and accompanied by a range of fine Italian Wines
P: 04 801 6615
Bartley + Company Art
Promoting and selling high quality, critically relevant artwork in all media by emerging and established contemporary artists. Working to show you art that engages, stimulates, inspires and enriches.
Open Wed - Fri, 11am - 3pm, and by appointment
56a Ghuznee Street, Wellington
P: +64 4 802 4622
Hanne Andersen Jewellery
Precious Jewellery with style and integrity.
Hanne Andersen Jewellery specialises in contemporary silver and gold jewellery from NZ and all over the world. Most of our brands are unique to us in Wellington and some are unique to us in NZ. We also stock Toftegaard, Deco Echo, Thomas Sabo, Evolve, Skagen watches and many others.
We love to help customers with their own designs, and we specialise in custom made engagement and wedding rings.
1 Grey Street, Wellington
P: +64 4 471 2814
Come and visit the Weta Cave in Miramar, Wellington. The Weta Cave screens a first-ever behind-the-scenes look at Weta and interviews with Weta co-founders Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Tania Rodger and Jamie Selkirk. We give you exclusive insight into the creativity and imagination that goes into crafting the art of Weta. In our mini-museum, you come face to face with some of the characters, props and displays from your favourite movies. Read the stories of how they were brought to life and learn about the artists who created them. Entry to the Weta Cave with its museum and film screening is absolutely free - come and enjoy with us.
P : 04 380 9361
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We are an exclusive manufacturing retail jeweller designing individualised jewellery to suit your personal style and budget. Pacific jewellers are direct importers of diamonds with all stones over .30 ct independently certified and scanned by New Zealand’s leading Gemologist Dennis Blacklaws for your peace of mind.
Both of our stores have a manufacturing workshop providing a wealth of experience and design background. You are offered a consultancy that includes expert advice on sourcing suitable stones, drawing up an individualised or perhaps even unique design with you to create a piece for a special occasion, a gift or something for yourself.
Tax free can be arranged for customers travelling internationally. Lambton Quay in the city and Johnsonville Mall
Corporate cabs offer a standard of un-matched excellence. We set high standards of performance, behaviour and service and our enviable reputation results from adherence to them. Owners are uniformed and proudly operate pristine, white Ford Fairlane or Holden Statesman vehicles. Our clients are frequent and discerning travellers and demand for our service is considerable. Owner-drivers are confident, business orientated individuals who are comprehensively trained to provide the type and levels of service that you expect.
P: +64 4 387 4600
Far from the maddening crowd...
We are aimed at fellow creative individuals from the fashion, film and design industries who are looking for "something different", not just another design hotel, but an escape from the "norm".
We feel that owner operated, boutique hotels in the original sense of the word offer this unique opportunity to truly escape from the maddening crowd.
Our hotels will stand out from the crowd of so-called "design" "cool" and "hip" found on commercial websites.
As local colour is very important we will be including
those rare shops, restaurants, galleries, street life etc. that "frame" our chosen havens from the maddening crowds...
Coming to dinner at Ambeli is about passion for food, wine, and the dining experience. Be welcomed, as if into our home. Leave, having experienced something that is both personal and world class.
P : +64 4 385 7577
Capitol - Dining Room & Bar
Capitol's food is fresh, pure and uncluttered. The menu is based in clasical Italian sytle but is strongly seasonal and designed to take full advantage of local produce.
P: 04 384 2855
Residential - Commercial - Interiors - Architecture
Get some ohtel style in your life.... Let Alan create something special between your 4 walls drawing on more than 25 years of experience
P: 0274 469 636
Zealandia - Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
Experience New Zealand's award-winning eco-attraction, less than 10 minutes from central Wellington. Immerse yourself in another world in the state of the art exhibition and walk through our predator-free safe haven, home to little spotted kiwi, tuatara and many other iconic species
P : 04 920 9200
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Mandatory is a highly sought out NZ menswear label that can only be bought at source: Cuba Mall, Wellington. We design solutions and favourites built to be worn to death. 13 years of making suits, fashion pieces and wardrobe staples for local guys and visitors to Wellington has created a loyal fan base. Mandatory is designed and made locally. The store operates as a classic men’s outfitter with tailoring services and the best of well built fashion for men.
P : +64 4 384 6107
E : firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 23 years in the New Zealand helicopter industry, HELiPRO have vast experience in all facets of helicopter operations. Our nationwide services are conducted from premium locations in both the North and South Islands. From fascinating scenic flights and corporate charters to precision long-line work, we have the pilots and helicopters to meet your requirements.
P : 04 472 1550
F : 04 472 1440
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Tommy's Real Estate
Tommy Heptinstall and David Platt launched Tommy’s in May 1999. They’d worked in the Wellington real estate market for years, so knew the industry’s strengths – and weaknesses. They wanted an agency with a difference – the best and kindest real estate agency in New Zealand, an agency that broke the mould. A company where the culture was based on ethics and values, one that attracted the best listings – and the best people. A real estate agency committed to providing the best service for buyers and vendors, getting clients the best price and making the process as stress-free as possible.
Tommy and David are committed to running an ethical business, based on their three key principles: values, values and values. They achieve this by taking an interest in people, looking after their clients by providing experienced advice and guidance, and spending every working minute trying to get things right.
Tommy and David knew it could be done, and that’s the way it’s operated since Tommy’s first opened for business. And that’s why, in only eight years, Tommy’s Real Estate has become one of Wellington’s leading real estate agencies.
Tommy Heptinstall is well-known in Wellington – the boy from Titahi Bay, the born salesman, and now the high-profile businessman who plays an active role in the Wellington community. Tommy’s ebullient personality and business skills are under-pinned by David Platt’s commonsense and his organisational and negotiating abilities.
Tommy’s name and face front the business; while David focuses on managing the company (and, sometimes, Tommy).
P: 04 381 8600
The White House Restaurant
Finalist in Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year 2011
We specialise in local seafood, prime meat and game, as seen in our A La Carte, Bistro and Degustation menus.
Sip on traditional and modern cocktails in our sophisticated balcony bar lounge, complemented with items from our bar menu.
Escape from the inner city rush and enjoy elevated views overlooking the harbour.
Lunch, Wed - Sun from 11am
Dinner, 7 nights from 5.30pm
Upstairs 232 Oriental Parade, Wellington
P: + 64 4 385 8555
Westpac Stadium - Sports Central
Would you like a behind the scenes view of Westpac Stadium?
Tours of the Stadium are available on weekdays, by arrangement only.
What will you see?
• A birds eye view of the playing field from the top floor, where the hospitality areas are;
• The media and broadcasting areas;
• Players changing rooms and warm up areas;
• A view of the pitch from the players tunnel; and
• The concourse and seating bowl We need to keep the pitch in top condition, so there is no access onto the pitch
What does it cost?
• Minimum charge $45
• Adults $5.00
• Children (16 and under) $3.00
• School Groups $3.00 per student
How long does it take?
The tour takes between 60 and 90 minutes.
P : 64 4 473 3881
F : +64 4 473 3882
With a unerring sense of style, Redcurrent is stocked with an ever-changing, eclectic range of 'goodies' to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you are after furniture, homewares, accessories, body and bath or baby ware, this is where you will find the unique, unusual, yet perfect gift for any occassion.
75% of the range is sourced directly overseas, guaranteeing exclusivity.
It is a truly boutique shopping experience with a charm of it's own.
14-16 Allen Street, Wellington
Madame Fancy Pants
Trinkets, Jewels, Goodies and More - Wrapped up with love and sent to your door !
There's a wonderland which exists at the top of a very long street. It's a store which to visit, is always a treat. There lives a Miss Fancy pants who likes to be called Madame, and between me and you she sure likes to yarn ! With a smile (and a cheeky grin on her dial) she begins each day making jewels in her very unique way. From silk dresses to pretty rings, leather bags to writing pads, Madame Fancy pants stocks all wonderful things.
217 Cuba Street, Wellington
+64 4 385 0830
Mark and Louis
We're going all the way baby...
"The Six Dollar Fifty Man may have collected awards at film festivals the world over, but it isn’t Sticky Pictures’ first brush with success.
Run, a 15-minute film about two Samoan brothers and their overly fearful father, won Special Distinction at Cannes in 2007 and The Magical World of Misery claimed Best New Zealand Arts/Festival Documentary at the 2006 Qantas Awards. Misery (see Idealog #4, page 51, is a streetwear label designer with an international reputation, and she isn’t the first local creative to have been showcased by Sticky Pictures.
16 Sleepless Nights explored the effects of mental illness on two New Zealand artists, and television series The Gravy and The Living Room both celebrated emerging and established New Zealand creatives (as well as scoring a few Qantas and NZ Screen Awards wins between them).
Other Sticky Pictures work includes documentaries War of the Words, about the competitive spelling bee circuit in the US, and Blakey, about legendary Kiwi yachtsman Sir Peter Blake. As well as ads for clients such as the NZ Army and the Fire Service, the company has produced music videos for the likes of Shihad and Little Bushman, and is currently developing a full-length feature film called Shopping."
Source - Idealog (May-June 2010)
One of the coolest little design studios in Wellington; offering interior design consultancy services, curtaining, upholstery work, chair restoration, custom cabinetry design, a fantastic range of fabric sampling and a retail space filled with all sorts of designer goodies!
one marion street, wellington
P: 939 7899
Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand - Store
Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community. Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes. We also have thriving commercial enterprises, including a publishing division, conference operations, and retail store.
Take home your own piece of inspiration from Te papa store. You'll find amazing one-off New Zealand artworks, exquisite jewellery and beautifully illustrated books. Visit and discover this creative and welcoming shopping destination.
Recieve a complimentary gift with any purchase by mentioning that you are a guest at Ohtel.
Te Papa, Cable Street and also at Kirkcaldie and Stains, 34 Brandon Street, Wellington
P : + 64 4 381 7000
House of Aroha
all you need is love...
“the best store in Hawke’s Bay by miles. It specialises in New Zealand designers, stocking everything from Karen Walker to Rona Ngahuia Osborne, as well as fabrics, jewellery, fabulous art and children’s clothes. You’re rolling with the cool crowd here – it’s a reminder that getting out of the big smoke doesn’t mean forfeiting civilisation”
Bonnie Summer, Sunday Star Times
P +64 6 835 5995
F +64 6 835 5996