Fresh on the heels of the launch of a brand new hotel in the midst of central Queenstown, construction is progressing well post-lockdown on two more new hotels for the resort.

The Holiday Inn Remarkables Park is well under construction and construction’s also underway on the 4.5-star, four-storey Sudima Hotel at Five Mile with both new hotels due to open in spring next year.

Naylor Love Construction regional manager Greg Boland says at the peak, next autumn, both hotels will each have 200 construction workers on site and it’s a real boost for the town.

“It’s great that our clients have the confidence in Queenstown to proceed during these times,” says Greg.

Meanwhile, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Queenstown opened to a wonderfully positive response in the July school holidays with 98 of the hotel’s recently-completed 227 rooms proving to be in strong demand.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Queenstown general manager Jason Sabin, says the rest will open once demand in the current environment picks up. He’s been seeing some long lead bookings through to the New Year and strong MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Conferencing and Exhibitions) inquiries coming in too. The new hotel’s two meeting spaces can cater for from four to 40 people in different configurations.

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