Central Queenstown hotel gets approval

Resource consents have been approved for a five-star, 130-room hotel development in Queenstown.

Two hotels on the other side of the street to the new development, owned by Event Hotels, opposed the resource consent as they were concerned about the use of cranes, excessive noise and traffic problems.

Event Hotels did not withdraw its submission; however, it accepted a revised set of conditions for the development which included rules around construction noise and a vibration management plan.

The site is being developed by Well Smart Investment Holding, a Singapore-based hospitality real estate investment and development company who bought the land in 2016.