Construction has finally begun on Lower Hutt’s long-promised four-star Sebel Hotel.
Plans for the $15 million project were first unveiled in 2015. The development of the hotel was backed by the Hutt City Council, who invested $3.5 million in the project. It is part of the plan to help rejuvenate the Lower Hutt central business district. It initially aimed to open alongside the new town hall and events centre, which is on track to be completed by June this year.
Geotechnical issues and a patient design process are at blame for the lengthy delays to the project, which will still take some time to be completed, and aims to open in the next 12-14 months.