Distinctively World Famous

“Today, of [Napier’s] 164 buildings constructed between 1920 and 1940, 140 remain, forming a time capsule of design elements — zigzags, sunbursts, Egyptian motifs and geometric patterns — that characterize the style and garner [the city’s] international recognition as the Art Deco capital of the world for its variety and concentration of structures in this distinctive style,” Los Angeles Times reporter Karen Leland writes. “Napier [also] claims some of the country’s best printmaking, painting and applied craft artists. Statements Gallery of Contemporary New Zealand Art has a rich collection of fine craft jewellers.” Leland recommends a stay at The Dome on Marine Parade. “The property is set up with three luxury apartments with ocean views on the top two floors of the iconic Art Deco T&G building (1937).”

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