Airport not briefed about hotel plan: chief executive

The company that runs Queenstown Airport says it has not been briefed about plans for a nearby hotel.

Details of the $25 million proposal, including that resource consents have been lodged, were released by developer Remarkables Park on Monday.

Queenstown Airport Corporation chief executive Scott Paterson said the airport was interested in neighbouring developments but had not been briefed about Remarkables Park's proposed convention centre or the hotel, which would have 54 serviced apartment units.

''Our particular interest will be where the location is in relation to the airport,'' he said.

The development's height and how noise would be dealt with were also key issues, he said.

While Frankton was well-served by existing serviced apartments, as the airport developed, and night flights were introduced, a hotel nearby would be useful for passengers with early morning flights or night arrivals, Mr Paterson said.

• Yesterday, the Otago Daily Times named Sir John Davies as Queenstown Airport Corporation's chairman. The corporation's chairman is John Gilks.

- David Williams

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