Just as the Queenstown Lakes District Council-led convention
centre proposal creeps forward, the developer behind the
resort's second planned centre is also making moves.
Council chief executive Adam Feeley yesterday gave
councillors an update of the proposed Remarkables Park Ltd
centre, saying it was recent news to him that the Hilton had
offered to operate it.
Remarkables Park co-director Alastair Porter, who was not
present at yesterday's meeting, told the Otago Daily Times
Hilton, which has a hotel nearby, was one of the parties
interested in managing the proposed Frankton centre.
While councillors heard that conference organisers tended to
book three years in advance, Mr Porter said he was confident
only a year was needed and organisers had already been in
contact expressing interest.
Mr Feeley told councillors he did not envisage active
promotion of the Remarkables Park centre ''given funding
hasn't been secured'' but Mr Porter yesterday retaliated that
''funding is available from the wider Porter Group for the
A resource consent application was likely to be filed by
Remarkables Park in either March or April next year, Mr
Once consent was received, construction could begin in the
second half of 2014.