An artist’s impression of the new Ramada Hotel and suites
to be built at Queenstown’s Remarkables Park. Image
An Auckland-based company is seeking consent to build a
$25 million hotel at Remarkables Park in Queenstown.
Safari Group has lodged a consent application with Queenstown
Lakes District Council for a 48-room, six apartment Ramada
Hotel adjacent to the planned convention centre.
The group plans to start building before Christmas on the
four-level, 5000sqm hotel opposite the new Wakatipu High
Safari Group owner Robert Neil said the hotel would fill 80
percent of the development, mostly levels two and three, with
the hotel cafe/restaurant and reception area on the ground
A key tenant had been secured for the café and the complex
would also include eight boutique retail stores.
Up to 50 jobs would be created during the construction phase,
and more than 20 once the hotel opened, he said.
The company hoped to open by Christmas next year.
Mr Neil said Remarkables Park's proposed multimillion-dollar
convention centre had been a "major motivator" for the hotel
"That's certainly one of the main reasons behind our
decision, but it's not the only one," he said. "The economic
development and growth of the wider Frankton Flats area is
also a big drawcard.
Remarkables Park last month lodged a resource consent
application to build a the convention centre, providing for
up to 900 delegates.