CQ Hotel

The brief was to improve the circulation and presentation of the existing hotel foyer, cafe and Cuba St entrance.

We proposed to reconfigure the existing entrance and adjacent cafe by swapping one for the other, installing the cafe into the existing entrance lobby, and using the vacated space for the new entrance. By re-orientating the internal circulation route, pedestrians are more effectively directed to the hotel foyer/reception/bar, while maintaining the existing pedestrian link through to Dunlop Tce, and remaining sensitive to the character of the Cuba St facade.


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Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes was the Architect for our Café renovation at CQ Hotels Wellington undertaken by Holmes Construction. I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Holmes over a number of years.

Mike and his team have been incredibly responsive when it comes to providing detailed drawings and information to support the project. Mike is very organised, extremely responsive and has an amazing eye for modern design.

Mike has built a network around him that enables projects to progress smoothly. At each turn of the construction process he has an informed answer to our technical questions, which allows the project to drive forward without delay.

Mike has the depth of knowledge and experience to lead a project from pre-construction planning through to completion like very few others.

The Holmes Construction team is incredibly responsive and provides us with timely answers and architectural details as issues come up. I also attribute Mike’s success to his ability to bring out the best in the project team. Under Mike’s lead, everyone is motivated to put their best effort forward for the common goal of making the project a success.

– Olivier LACOUA
General Manager CQ Hotels
Wellington, New Zealand