Upscale New Zealand hotel brand Sudima Hotels is putting the finishing touches on its latest expansion, with the brand set to open doors in Queenstown before Christmas.
Sudima Queenstown File Mile will offer 120 guest rooms and will become the seventh hotel in the group’s portfolio. The hotel will be located in the burgeoning Five Mile precinct of New Zealand’s adventure capital city and is aimed as an ideal base for leisure or corporate guests visiting for meetings or the region’s great outdoor lifestyle attractions nearby.
The hotel is also positioned close to a variety of dining and nightlife options, retail centres, golf courses and wineries. Also designed to appeal to meeting and event planners, the property includes four conference spaces with breakout and private dining rooms.
Sudima Hotels Chief Operating Officer, Les Morgan, said that while New Zealand’s borders were still closed for the time being, the new hotel was already making waves and showing strong potential for forward booking volumes.
“We have already seen increased interest and bookings for December, January and February; Kiwis are wanting to travel to Queenstown as soon as they are able, which shows that local tourism is very important,” Morgan said.
“Our new hotel will be a home away from home for New Zealanders and adds to our vision of delivering the most accessible and environmentally friendly hotels in key locations throughout the country.”
Sustainability is also a major part of the hotel’s operating philosophy and has been designed to a high standard with an aim of securing ‘carboNZero’ accreditation soon after opening.
“The modern traveller, whether for pleasure or business, is mindful of their impact on the environment,” Morgan added.
“We design our operations to ensure we meet their high expectations. As such, we are a signatory to the Global Tourism Plastic Initiative. We are committed to reducing waste and eliminating plastic items we do not need and to strongly encouraging our supply chain to adopt similar practices.”