Heritage Christchurch’s Old Government Building (OGB) wing is set to formally reopen on Monday May 13.

The Old Government Building which houses the hotel’s luxury suites and food and beverage facilities survived the February 22, 2011, earthquake with relatively minor structural damage and with no harm to guests and staff.

It has been behind the red zone cordon for the past two years, whilst careful planning and an extensive restoration took place.

“We are delighted to soon see our beloved hotel back in business and thrilled that this unique heritage building has withstood both the test of time and seismic events,” said Heritage Christchurch General Manager, Gary Jarvis.

“We consider ourselves privileged custodians of Christchurch’s past and an important part of its tourism and commercial future.”

The OGB offers spacious one and two bedroom suites, complete with separate lounge living from the bedroom and full kitchen and laundry facilities, making the hotel ideal for the business guest or leisure visitor to Canterbury. In addition, the hotel has a restaurant and café bar, health club and lap pool on the premises.