A rendering of the future Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park property.

A newbuild Holiday Inn hotel will be constructed in New Zealand’s Remarkables Park in Queenstown under a new agreement between InterContinental Hotels Group and QLong Investments Limited.

Destined to become the flagship property for Holiday Inn in New Zealand, the 182-room hotel will be positioned close to Queenstown Airport and the Remarkables Ski Field and will play a central role in the region’s thriving snow season each winter and its vibrant bushwalking and adventure scene in the warmer months.

Guest facilities will include a fitness centre, an all-day dining and bar venue and multiple large and flexible meeting facilities. Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park is expected to open in early 2021, well in time for that year’s snow season.

The new hotel will sit within a 150-hectare mixed-use precinct consisting of dozens of residential, recreational, retail and resort businesses. In coming years, this precinct will be bolstered further with the addition of new infrastructure including a retirement centre, a new hospital, childcare options, more residential apartments and a jet ferry service connecting Remarkables Quay to Queenstown Bay.

IHG Senior Director of Development Australasia, Abhijay Sandilya, said the company was thrilled to be partnering with QLong Investments to continue the company’s push into regional centres of Australia and New Zealand.

“Holiday Inn is famous for bringing special experiences to guests around the globe.

“Our existing hotels in Queenstown are performing extremely well, and this new Holiday Inn will complement them perfectly, along with the upcoming Holiday Inn Express which will open in 2020.”