hotels

Hotel boom

On the eve of a new five-star hotel opening for business, Mountain Scene can reveal at least another 2700 rooms are on the cards for the resort. QT Queenstown – a 69-room hotel on Brunswick Street above the Rydges –...

$60m blockbuster unveiled

A luxury $60 million hotel is proposed for one of Queenstown's largest undeveloped sites. Auckland-based Shundi Customs has applied for consent for a five- to six-star, 68-room hotel on Frankton Road, less than a kilometre from the CBD. It's two-and-a-half levels...
An Auckland-based Chinese developer is proposing a huge hotel and serviced apartment complex at the eastern edge of Queenstown's Arthurs Point. Shuguang Li's company '182 Arthurs Point Ltd' has applied for a resource consent for the 2.15-hectare site between Arthurs...

Expansion on the horizon

A luxury Queenstown hotel is pushing north – by taking on a posh, 25-metre cruiseliner in Auckland Harbour. The Rees Hotel is also looking at building a spanking new hotel in Christchurch. Hotel boss Mark Rose says the growth signals the...

Rising from the rubble

A new five-star designer hotel in central Queenstown is expected to be completed in October. Construction is well underway on QT Queenstown – part of a $35 million project at the rear of the Rydges Lakeland Resort. It will feature 69...

Lake snot costs hit hotels

Queenstown hotels are being forced to install expensive filtration systems to prevent lake snot clogging their water systems. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel manager Vincent Macquet says a self-cleaning filter identical to one operating at Dunedin Hospital was installed at the hotel five...

$18.5m land grab

In a market critically short of visitor accommodation, a Singaporean family company plans to build two tourist hotels in central Queenstown. Well Smart Group, a hospitality real estate investment and development company, last month bought a 5101 square metre hotel development...
The government is sounding a dire warning about Queenstown’s hotel shortage. Queenstown editor David Williams checks in. Queenstown and Auckland hotels will not be able to meet demand by 2020 if occupancy rates continue to grow at their present rate,...
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