Hotel name a nod to area's past

The Langlands will be the name of the Invercargill Licensing Trust’s new $40million hotel. Image: Supplied
The Langlands will be the name of the Invercargill Licensing Trust’s new $40million hotel. Image: Supplied
Invercargill's new hotel will be named The Langlands after a contest with hundreds of suggestions, the Invercargill Licensing Trust announced this week.

The award went to Denise Grant in a random draw, as more than 10% of the entries opted for the name or a variation of it.

''I came across old plans and saw it has always been known as 'the Langlands block' so I felt it was a fitting name which paid tribute to the history of the area,'' she said.

The site honours the architect and justice of the peace Scotsman William Langlands, who developed the land in the mid-1800s.

ILT chairman Alan Dennis said the board was unanimous in its support.

''It's fantastic such a significant building for Invercargill's future has a nod to our past heritage.''

luisa.girao@odt.co.nz

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