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15 Oct 2015
Wellington Airport is thrilled to announce that its plans for an on-airport hotel have been given the green light to go ahead with construction for the development set for late 2016.
Record numbers of international travellers are now flying into the capital and the current international flights to leave early in the morning and arrive in the evening, which means the hotel will very popular for travellers around central New Zealand.
“We expect the airport hotel to be hugely popular especially for international tourists, business travellers and locals,” said Steve Sanderson, Wellington Airport’s Chief Executive.
“Our international market has had exceptional growth over the last few years and is currently up by 18%. With most of Wellington’s international flights operating in the early hours of the day, booking a room right next to international departures and getting a good night’s rest will be an extremely convenient option.”
Rydges Hotels and Resorts, one of Australasia’s largest tourism operators pitched successfully to win the exclusive management contract for a proposed new hotel property on prime real estate at Wellington Airport.
“We’re delighted to be the airport’s preferred choice to deliver it. The proposed hotel development is testimony to Wellington Airport’s commitment to strengthening its position as a vital peice of national infrastructure and partnering with Rydges, one of Australasia’s top performing hotel operators is integral to achieving that,” said Simon White, Rydges Hotels and Resorts.
The 134 bed hotel will have a four star rating and include a restaurant, bar and conference facilities.
The hotel will be built onto the northern end of the terminal and will be one of the few truly integrated airport hotels in the world and the only one in New Zealand. Provided the detailed design and tendered construction costs meet expectations then the hotel will be opened in late 2017.