2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes
Richard Sigley
Krishna Botica
Lucien Law
Jordan Macdonald (left) and Kyle Street
Sammy Akuthota
Hugo Baird
Al Spary (left)

Vote now: Celebrate the leaders behind your favourite eateries by voting for best hospitality figurehead

Any celebration of the hospitality industry wouldn’t be complete without taking time to recognise the hospitality figureheads who act as the steady hands at the helm. As the linchpins behind some of Auckland’s most notable establishments, these industry leaders are tasked with navigating some of the trickiest bits of the business, both centre stage and behind the scenes. With this in mind, it’s time to have your say in crowning the best hospitality figurehead in town — if there’s someone you think we may have overlooked, be sure to add them in the comment box.

Voting has now closed.  The 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 24th May).

Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of American Express’ Dining Collection restaurants.

Al SparyHarbourside, Botswana Butchery, White + Wong’s, Burger Boy

David LeeGochu, The Candy Shop, Good Dog Bad Dog, Camper Coffee

Hugo BairdHotel Ponsonby, Lilian, Honey Bones

Krishna BoticaCafe Hanoi, Saan, Xuxu Dumplings

Kyle Street & Jordan MacdonaldCulprit, Little Culprit, Lowbrow, Nook

Lucien LawAzabu, Ostro, Lobster & Tap, Amano, Ortolana, Lobster & Waygu, Ebisu, Non Solo Pizza

Mark WallbankThe Blue Breeze Inn, Woodpecker Hill, Go Go Daddy, Chop Chop

Natalia SchamrothThe Engine Room

Richard SigleyAndiamo, Euro, Soul Bar & Bistro, Siso, The Brit, The Crab Shack, JSH

Sammy Akuthota —  Satya, GGX Flamingo, Satya Chai Lounge

For more information on the 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.

2021 Hospo Heroes


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