New York Swank
Boutique hotels are rising in popularity in cities all over the world, but in New Zealand, “anti-chain” establishments have traditionally been seen more as a novelty than a serious option for an overnight stay. Inspired by chic designer hotels he discovered on a week-long vacation in Manhattan in 2000, Alan Blundell — a Kiwi, veteran architect and resident of Wellington — set out to change that perception.
Room Check: NZ Herald
The mini bar is well stocked and includes a cocktail shaker (with recipe suggestions on the backs of coasters), which means you can let your bar-tending fantasies run wild without ever leaving the room.
Meet the Kiwis
staying at Ohtel and can't think why anyone would stay anywhere else when visiting Wellington!.. Very funky.
Very Groovy Hotel, Great Service + Location...
640 k's in the new audi A6
With the last of the Peregrine grapes from the phenomenal 2012 harvest tucked safely inside the winery, I could venture away from the Wakatipu Basin and its hills, freshly sifted with a dusting of snow.
Love the personality of your hotel - well done !
When choosing a hotel in Wellington..
The Pleasure Principle
Five of the best vintage hotels.
I’ve already recommended you to friends and colleagues...
MY CITY: WELLINGTON
NZ Hotel makes you 'oh'
Wellington, named by Lonely Planet as number 4 of 2011's Top Ten Places to Visit, has gone through a renaissance in recent years. Jason Dundas checked out a designer hotel (called 'Ohtel') by the sea and a nearby bar for a taste of this NZ beauty. Watch the segment on slide 10.
A fine stay !
Das »Ohtel« ist das erste Design-Boutique-Hotel Wellingtons und wird vermutlich so bald auch keine Konkurrenz bekommen.
Amazing Hotel ! Loving our stay...
Do you recognise this woman?
Hotels for people who care about where they stay.
Lost at E Minor
Neuseeland - Hotels und Edel-Herbergen im Südpazifik
A comfortable bed
Loud Radio !
A cute boutique property...
Ohtel Wellington is Fantastic..
Ohtel is a special place...
Ohtel is a special place – truly individual, engagingly hosted, sexy and comfortable – and, as discussed, I will be using it from now on as another personally visited example of what boutique means for Smith anywhere in the world.
"Quiet simply a total experience from arrival to departure... extraordinary detail at every turn, minute attention to detail is a hallmark, we travel extensively world-wide and have never experienced anything like Ohtel... congratulations for truly understanding how to give a level of service that is above any bench mark we have ever before received, in your superb boutique Ohtel "
I would just like to say how much I love Ohtel. I stayed at Ohtel back in September '08 and had an amazing experience.
Many thanks for accommodating Martin and I on our recent visit to Wellington. We just love Ohtel. The rooms are stylishly appointed and the hotel enjoys an excellent location. We will be recommending whenever we can!
Tasty hotel !!
Tom Ford eat your heart out...
...a special place to stay...
One of the smallest hotels in town...
Alan, Congratulations !!!
Sam Hayes - A perfect location...
I had ...
Uke On !
I want to steal everything in the room.
Globorati - OHTEL, DO TELL
Bright Star - Go see
To the 'O' Crew
Perspective HK - THE GREEN ISSUE - KIWI QUIRKY
Just over a decade ago, New Zealand architect and designer Alan Blundell visited New York for the...
Runaway Now - HOTELS WE LOVE
Sunday Times - TOTAL GUIDE, NEW ZEALAND
'Habitus' OHTEL, WELLINGTON
'Outside' CRACKING THE KIWI CODE
Your challenge: choosing the right adventure in New Zealand, a place...
Pavone - ARTS OVER THE RAINBOW KIWI HOSPITALITY
NBR - OOOH, ERR, OHTEL
Amex Platinum Magazine - DESIGNED TO BE DIFFERENT
Scandinavia meets New Zealand by the shores of Wellington Harbour at Ohtel, a new 10-suite, highly personalised hotel created by Alan Blundell....
Hospitality Magazine - AN OHTEL WITH A DIFFERENCE
Dominion Post - SEX IN THE CITY
Life & Leisure - CAN'T SPELL HOTEL?
Wellington's just-opened Ohtel on the waterfront at Oriental Bay puts a new spin on boutique....
'Weekend' ESSENTIALLY WELLINGTON
Herald on Sunday - CAPITAL FLAIR
Trends Ideas - WHAT IS THIS?
Shermans Travel - JUMPING OFF IN WELLINGTON
Inspire - WELLINGTONIANS ACCESSIBLE ESCAPE
Mind Food - OH SO CHIC
Stuff - SEX IN THE CITY
On the longest night of the year, romantic trysts are probably in motion in every Wellington hotel. But how many hotels are considerate enough to have...
Weta - WELLINGTON OH SO CHIC
Vogue - COOL HOTELS
North & South - BEST SLEEPS
On Oriental Parade, a few minutes' walk from Te Papa museum and Courtenay Place nightlife, this über-chic, 10-bedroom hotel does everything well.......
Delicious - WELLINGTON UPDATE
Product Spec ALAN BLUNDELL @ OHTEL
THE GREEN ISSUE - OHTEL
Wallpaper - SPELLBOUND
Kia Ora Magazine - OH MY! WELLINGTON
Welcome to a new trend in boutique accommodation led by Ohtel in Wellington's Oriental Bay.......
CUISINE - CAPITAL CHIC
Wallpaper - OHTEL WELLINGTON
Texture - OHTEL WELLINGTON
Country & Town House OHTEL WELLINGTON NZ
Harpers Bazaar July 09 - OHTEL WELLINGTON NZ
What do you get when you combine a happening harbourside location, a cool concrete cliffside building,.....
URBIS - DIFFERENT BY DESIGN
Good Weekend Magazine - OHTEL WELLINGTON
Travel & Leisure - DRIVING ITINERARY, TRAVEL WIDGETS, ART TOURS
The southern route, from Lake Taupo to Wellington, is one of the country's most scenic. The lakeside Acacia Cliffs Lodge (doubles from $430) makes a good base for a long weekend.......
NEUSEELAND - NEUES WEINLAND
FOLGE 15: OHTEL, WELLINGTON
Apartment Therapy - MODERN STUDIOS FROM OHTEL
Daily Candy - SHEEP FOR BRAINS
Qantas Travel Insider - OHTEL, WELLINGTON
Studio Home - OH OHTEL!
Concierge.com - INSPIRED TRAVEL STARTS HERE
Gourmett Traveller - MATT SKINNER'S INSIDE GUIDE TO WELLINGTON
Chic Tip - MODERN BOUTIQUE HOTEL DESIGN
M2 Woman - OHTEL
Mens Style - LAND OF THE LONG WEEKEND
When I first suggested to a mate that we head to Wellington for a lads'.......
World travel Awards - NZ'S LEADING BOUTIQUE HOTEL 2010
USA Today - BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN NZ
Отель в Новой
FFTMC - OHTEL, WELLINGTON
NZ Herald - THE SELLING OF PARADISE
Every summer, the news-starved media expend a lot of usually fruitless effort trying to find out which celebrities are staying at which exclusive locations........
Design Sponge GREAT PLACES TO STAY Ohtel
Qantas - ASK THE CONCIERGE
Casasugar - HOME AWAY FROM HOME - Wellington's Ohtel
WELLINGTON HOTELS: New York Times
PACE "FONDUE FRIDAY" FAMIL'
IN MT VICTORIA/ORIENTAL PARADE - Frommers
I love this small, new, chic boutique hotel for its great location, its striking individuality, and its total commitment to sustainability. Stylishly furnished throughout with..........
BWT - HOTEL UPDATE
RALLO - WELLINGTON - OHTEL
Not quite Nigella, EXPLORING HUTT VALLEY
Harpers Bazaar 2010
Lonely Planet's BEST IN TRAVEL 2011
HAS NAMED WELLINGTON THE COOLEST LITTLE CAPITAL IN THE WORLD, AND OHTEL THE HIPPEST LITTLE HOTEL. Your travelling year starts with Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011.............
The Balm - CHECKING OUT THE BATHROOM CABINETS IN THE BEST PLACES TO STAY, PART ONE
Conde Nast Traveller
Inside London #5: metro retro style
Sydney Morning Herald
Combining a central marina-side location, a cool concrete cliffside building, sexy bathrooms and funky vintage-modern interiors, Ohtel is Wellington's hippest new boutique hotel.
Enjoy an exclusive offer from Ohtel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Wellington. Bathrooms are the focal point of each room. Large expanses of glass reveal luxurious two-person baths, oversized showers, and the finest natural New Zealand made toiletries. Regular media options are enhanced by digital audio and pod-casts in each room, all via state of the art flat screens and speakers complete the sensory experience...
Melbourne Weekly - Cruising a cool capital
ART + OBJECT - OHTEL
Belfast Telegraph - Hotel Of The Week
Although New Zealand is dead cool for the kind of traveller who enjoys dangling at the end of a bungee cord, nobody ever accused its cities of being hip. Ohtel, which opened this year in Wellington, the capital, aims to do something about that: it proclaims it is New Zealand's only designer boutique...
Notventures - Escapism at its best
Trendhunter - Harbor-Overhanging Hotels
THE GREEN TRAVELLER: OHTEL
FUTU - OHTEL
KUONI - OHTEL WELLINGTON
Een kleinschalig, hip en trendy hotel in het hart van de stad. Ohtel Wellington heeft tien stijlvolle, moderne kamers. Het hotel heeft een prachtige ligging vlakbij het Waitangi Park, het Te Papa Museum en de haven...
Thank you so much for all your help while we were staying at Ohtel around the time of our wedding. We really enjoyed it and appreciate very much the extra effort, especially helping with the injured brother of the bride.
Do you have any cancellations by chance?
Ohtel, I love you...
Ohtel - Wellington's coolest retreat.
TOP 10 BOUTIQUE HOTELS ON A BUDGET
What a wonderful sactuary...
Kia ora all at Ohtel
Classy yet modern place to crash...
During my recent visit in New Zealand, I’ve been delighted by great natural scenery and interesting architecture. This was particularly true in Wellington, its underrated capital. Seriously, if you ever go to New Zealand, do not miss Wellington where Maori and imperial cultures mix very… well (yes, I love alliteration). To do justice to Wellington, you will need at least a couple of days in town and therefore a nice, classy yet modern place to crash. If you are a fan of boutique hotels like me, you will definitively love ohtel.
Journey to Wellington
Good things come.
May be Hobbit forming
Kia Ora December 2012
"One of Wellington's strengths is its willingness to you what's going on whever you go. Artworks are labelled, sights are sign posted and everything is explained"
N to Z
...luxury without the nonsense"
"Each week for me, business takes me to a different 5 star somewhere in Asia Pacific. I never feel quite at home as when I'm at Ohtel with Alan and the gang. It's location, comfort and luxury without the nonsense"
Weird & Wonderful..
The location and rooms are fantastic and make my regular stays in Wellington easy..
'It's fitting to have Wellingtonian Al Brown on our latest edition, an image we photographed in Wellington just before Christmas at Lyall Bay, and our first issue to be placed in all the rooms at Ohtel, Oriental Parade. Since then I have stayed while we have photographed the Royal NZ Ballet in the capital city, and also for meetings as MiNDFOOD has just signed on as the media partner for Wellington On A Plate, the best food festival in New Zealand that is held during August. I'm lucky to have found Ohtel as the location and rooms are fantastic and make my regular stays in Wellington easy with walking distance to everywhere I need to get to and some of the best restaurants on the doorstep. Wellington will be seeing much more of MiNDFOOD in 2013. Also I have just realised that Ohtel and MiNDFOOD has exactly the same birthday, we both launch five years ago on March 8th, 2008, that has to be a lucky date.'
The cool capital of Wellington
Wellington without Bilbo: hobbit-free New Zealand haunts
Love the Rooms !!
This Place Rocks !
Symbols of Style - Discovering Trends, Delivering Style
A Great Discovery...
♥ Everything in this hotel I want to take home!
If you want...
...a special place to stay in Wellington this is it !
Vogue Living Australia
Discover the best of Wellington, New Zealand, from library-inspired wine bars to regional brunch spots.
A weekend in Wellywood
What are the best beachside hotels in Wellington?
Wellington without Bilbo
Best place ever...
Sleeping in at Ohtel.
We stayed at the Ohtel Hotel in the Oriental Bay – and that’s practically obligatory! The Ohtel Hotel is Boutique Design Hotel with a truly unique design style with its ‘Mid-Century’ furnishings that adorn the whole interior. Indeed, for the moment a little “scary” especially if you grew up surrounded by these charming, individual items!