Christchurch To Welcome New Luxury Hotel

Following the reopening of borders, the NZ$24 million Mayfair hotel is set to open its doors in central Christchurch, New Zealand this June. 

The multi-million investment has undergone a four-year design and construction process throughout the pandemic. 

General Manager Rick Crannitch has returned from Melbourne to offer his luxury hotel expertise at Christchurch’s freshest boutique offering.

“The Mayfair is a fresh take on luxury, meaning that luxury no longer means formality. Instead, it’s relaxed, thoughtful, and welcoming at every touchpoint: a beautiful space, complemented by attentive service.”

The overall aesthetic of The Mayfair seeks to be modern, minimalist and elegantly detailed.

“There’s a timeless drama to the black exterior juxtaposed with glass and concrete that gives the hotel an iconic street presence,” said Architect Tim Field. 

The new hotel will feature spacious suites designed with elegant simplicity to offer guests a home-away-from-home experience. Its authentic New Zealand hospitality will be adorned with premium features, such as American oak and Italian ceramics, all carefully brought to the forefront by mood lighting imported overseas.

With floor to ceiling windows, the hotel’s interior design direction focuses on the interplay of natural lights.

“We settled on a strong palette of rich, warm tones to create a sense of elegance and luxury whilst remaining comfortable and relaxed,” said Jeff Merrin of Lume Design.

The Mayfair hotel has also thoughtfully incorporated guest technology and energy-efficient power conservation systems to help reduce the property’s carbon footprint.

The property will also feature an onsite attraction, ‘Majestic at Mayfair’, offering an exclusive food and beverage experience with a bespoke a la carte menu, high tea with a twist by day, and a premium cocktail bar by night. Nick Tatom, a famous local chef from Hello Sunday, has also joined the culinary team as Executive Chef and will be bringing his expertise to the regeneration of Victoria Street.