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HO­TEL QT MU­SEUM

Welling­ton

Vibe: We get the ap­peal of go­ing off the grid, but when the mood for hus­tle and bus­tle hits, Welling­ton is where you’ll find us. As a base for the ultimate shop­ping, cul­ture and foodie week­end, the re­cently re­fur­bished Ho­tel QT Mu­seum Welling­ton can­not be beat.

What's in­cluded: Spec­tac­u­lar har­bour and city views re­main a key sell­ing-point of the de­sign-driven Ho­tel QT Mu­seum. Of course, you’re not in Welling­ton to sit in your room and stare out the win­dow. Vis­it­ing be­fore March 19? Make sure you catch the Cindy Sherman ex­hi­bi­tion at Welling­ton City Gallery. Other­wise, spend the day in­dulging your shop­ping ad­dic­tion at David Jones or one of the great Ghuznee Street bou­tiques (two we love are Caugh­ley and Ena). For a mid-af­ter­noon pick-me-up, visit Han­nah's Laneway, home to Six Bar­rel Soda and Fix and Fogg Peanut But­ter, then hot­foot it to Five & Dime on Cuba Street. The restau­rant is tiny (seat­ing just 25 peo­ple) but it’s pump­ing out ad­ven­tur­ous, flavour­some gas­tron­omy that’s wor­thy of a ma­jor award or two.

How much: Rooms at the Ho­tel QT Mu­seum be­gin at $409 per night. Your David Jones to­tal is up to you. qthotelsandresorts.com

KING & QUEEN HO­TEL SUITES

New Ply­mouth

Vibe: Ad­ja­cent to the once-no­to­ri­ous White Hart Ho­tel and a cor­ner­stone of New Ply­mouth’s multi-mil­lion dol­lar West End Precinct de­vel­op­ment, the ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed King & Queen Ho­tel Suites re­flect the artistry and in­ter­na­tional stan­dards of the neigh­bour­ing bou­tiques, eater­ies and art gal­leries.

What’s in­cluded: With the world-renowned Govett-Brew­ster Art Gallery and Len Lye Cen­tre im­me­di­ately across the road, you’ll likely come away with a new ap­pre­ci­a­tion for (or at least, a new per­spec­tive on) con­tem­po­rary art — for free, no less. Hun­gry? In­sta-wor­thy meals from nearby restau­rants Mon­ica’s Eatery, Fred­er­ics, and Joe’s Garage can all be de­liv­ered to your room, or sim­ply step out­side and let your senses guide you. How much: The ul­tra-stylish suites start at $180 per night. kingandqueen.co.nz

With the world-renowned Govett-Brew­ster Art Gallery and Len Lye Cen­tre im­me­di­ately across the road, you’ll likely come away with a new ap­pre­ci­a­tion for con­tem­po­rary art

The Pat­ter­sons­de­signed Len Lye Cen­tre (far left) is a bonus for King & Queen guests.

In­ner-city so­phis­ti­ca­tion is Ho­tel QT Mu­seum’s sig­na­ture, with many tempt­ing restau­rant op­tions nearby, like Five &

Dime (be­low).

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