Aspen Grove

Fernhill hotel’s consent fail

By GUY WILLIAMS Independent commissioners have refused resource consent for a controversial $100 million hotel in Fernhill. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied last December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel on a 10,400sqm site in Queenstown’s Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel,...
By GUY WILLIAMS A controversial $100 million hotel proposed for Fernhill has got the thumbs down at City Hall. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied in December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel in Queenstown's Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel, which it also...
Only one submission's been received in support of Coherent Hotel Ltd's plans for an eight-storey, six-star hotel at Queenstown's Aspen Grove. City Hall received 50 submissions on the controversial $100 million proposal, pegged for land sloping down from Fernhill's Kamana...

Hotel blasted

Residents in an exclusive Queenstown subdivision fear a proposed eight-storey hotel will destroy their neighbourhood. The Aspen Grove residents are up in arms over a resource consent application for a $100 million, six-star hotel sloping down from Fernhill's Kamana Lakehouse...
A bogus listing for a non-existing Queenstown holiday home has left groups of Asian tourists scratching their heads. Plush pad 'Villa Manata' is being advertised by global accommodation giant Booking.com – but the supposed holiday let doesn't exist. Aspen Grove resident...

Back from the ashes

Three years after his Queenstown houses burned to the ground, Iain Ballantyne still feels sick to the stomach. The Scotsman, 63, was working in Australia when his neighbouring Fernhill properties were engulfed in a ferocious fire after a tenant left...

NZ trumps as a global lifeboat

An American convinced that New Zealand land is an attractive "apocalyptic hedge" for his rich countryfolk is putting his money where his mouth is. Retired lawyer and former sports mag publisher Miles Jaffe has lifted the asking price for his...
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