hotel

Name stoush settled

A developer's changed the name of his Queenstown apartment project to avoid clashing with a local motel. Tony Gapes, who developed Frankton's Five Mile shopping complex, launched his 44-unit 'Alexis' development, on the Gorge Road/Hallenstein Street corner, over autumn. However that...

Ratings shame

Used toilets, 'haunted' rooms, and a guest claiming she was told to go to a shop for bandages after cutting herself on a rusty fridge. These are just a few of the bugbears of visitors who have stayed at the...

Hotel fever

A $50 million-plus hotel on a prime downtown site is the next project for booming Queenstown. Leading local developers John Martin, John Darby and Michael Davies want to build the hotel on top of the four-level Man Street carpark they...

Hotel’s milestone

Which Queenstown hotel has had one owner and two managers over two decades? The answer's St Moritz, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last week. The owner's Queenstowner Graham Wilkinson, who only briefly had a business partner early on, and the managers...
A proposed hotel at Five Mile has been given the green light to nearly double its planned number of rooms. Queenstown Gateway Ltd (QGL) applied to boost the number of rooms at its landmark Frankton Flats hotel from 70 to...

$200m hotel boom

A $200 million hotel complex with more than 550 rooms is the latest mega development in the pipeline for Queenstown. The developers – a syndicate of New Zealand and overseas investors – want to build a five-star hotel, a four-star...

Our new gateway

An application for a 131-room hotel standing guard over the entrance to downtown Queenstown has been lodged with the council this week. The design of the five-level hotel, on the Frankton Road/Stanley Street corner, has been swayed by a huge,...
Developers of a $60 million hotel, proposed for a prime site in Queenstown, will publicly notify the resource consent application. International private equity real estate firm Pro-invest Group in March announced plans for a 227-room Holiday Inn Express on the...
A 260-room four-star hotel is planned at Queenstown's Kawarau Village at Kelvin Heights. Local developer Chris Meehan's Lakes Edge Developments, which is developing an upmarket residential subdivision next door, applied to Queenstown's council for a resource consent last month. Behind the Hilton...
A luxury boutique Queenstown hotel is shortlisted for one of the world's top interior design awards. Hulbert House opened in May last year after a restoration project bankrolled by billionaire Japanese owner Soichiro Fukutake. Kiwi interior designer Neil McLachlan was given...

It’s raining hotels

A second landmark hotel is to be built by the main road into downtown Queenstown, amidst the resort's visitor accommodation shortage. Last Friday, Auckland developer Safari Group bought the prominent Frankton Road/Stanley Street corner site. It has plans for a 100-...

$10m hotel build

Consent's been lodged for a new Queenstown hotel, which will cost up to $10 million. Builder Russell Lund, of Dunedin, wants to build two five-level buildings beside The Sherwood at Goldfield Heights. Lund says his primary aim is to help alleviate...
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