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By MATTHEW MCKEW

Unsustainable occupancy levels have forced a prominent Queenstown hotel to be mothballed while the borders remain closed.

A spokesman for the Millennium Hotel, on Frankton Road, says it’s part of a consolidation plan while international tourists are shut out.

Mountain Scene understands the doors will shut on Sunday — there’s no reopening date yet.

‘‘Our two Copthorne hotels in Queenstown remain open and we look forward to welcoming guests now and into the future to these hotels,’’ the spokesman says.

‘‘Having recently completed building works at Copthorne Hotel Lakefront we will take this opportunity to make improvements to the Millennium Hotel Queenstown before reopening at a later date.’’

It’s not the first time the Millennium has shut up shop since the pandemic struck, having closed for a period between lockdown and the winter school holidays.

matthew.mckew@scene.co.nz