The Hotel DeBrett is a family-run business housed in a historic building in downtown Auckland. The building has functioned as a hotel for almost 120 years, surviving two fires and several different ownerships. Today, it still stands as one of Auckland’s most luxurious and beloved boutiques. Run by tastemaker Michelle Deery and her husband, John, this stylish little bolthole attracts all types of guests, from executives to musicians, families and fashionistas. The DeBrett is lauded by all for its quirky design style and unscrupulous attention to detail, with its interior design credentials evident in the 25 individually designed retro-chic suites furnished with personal touches and custom graphic carpets. The rest of the hotel is just as attractive, adorned with art collected by the couple through their travels.