New boutique hotel coming to Wellington

The Wellington suburb of Te Aro has a new boutique hotel opening later this year.

Sean Golding, owner of craft beer bar Golding’s Free Dive and neighbouring restaurant Shepherd is building his new hotel The Intrepid on a historic Wellington site.

The building was formerly used as a general office and warehouse for Cadbury. It was constructed from 1908-1909 and has largely maintained its original façade.

The hotel is set to open in August once the earthquake strengthening on the existing building is completed.

The Intrepid will also run a natural wine bar called The Puffin on the property’s ground floor. The bar is expected to open in four to five weeks from now.