New Zealand brand Sudima Hotels has signed a deal in Queenstown’s popular Five Mile precinct which will see it open a newbuild hotel in the country’s adventure capital in an effort to meet surging demand for accommodation.
After four years in planning, the hotel will feature within the Five Mile mixed-use business and retail centre, owned by developer, Clearmont Group. The development was designed by local design firm, JCY Architects, with construction beginning earlier this month.
The hotel will feature a ground-floor lobby and include 120 rooms in King, Twin and Family layouts. Guests will be able to access a restaurant and bar with outdoor seating, four meeting and conference rooms and dedicated room for ski storage. Sudima Queenstown will be situated close to the city’s ski fields as well as in close proximity to Queenstown Airport.
Development will see the hotel aim for the ‘carboNZero’ status of environmental compliance as soon as possible once open but will begin life as a single-use plastic free property.
The new hotel will be Sudima’s seventh in New Zealand once open, adding to existing properties in Auckland Airport, Rotorua, Christchurch City and Christchurch Airport, with Auckland City and Kaikōura both due to open later this year.
Sudima Hotels CEO, Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala said the company was thrilled to be opening a new hotel in the popular New Zealand adventure capital famed for its natural outdoor attractions.
“We set out to provide exceptional customer service in a welcoming and unpretentious manner and strive to be industry leaders in social and environmental responsibility. We look forward to progressing our mission and pushing ourselves forward with the opening of two new hotels this year and Queenstown a couple of summers from now.”
Sudima Queenstown is on track to open at the end of 2021, in time for the busy summer holiday season.