Queenstown hotel boom: three new hotels to ease accommodation pressure soon

As many as three new hotels with nearly 200 rooms between them will open in Queenstown next month, providing welcome relief for the squeezed accommodation sector.

Unprecedented visitor numbers have resulted in bed shortages and rising prices in the resort town – leading to concerns about possible damage to its reputation.

However, developers are stepping up. Figures from real estate firm Colliers International show five hotel projects, with more than 500 rooms between them, are currently under construction.

An artist’s impression of the the Wyndham Garden hotel, which is scheduled to open in the Remarkables Park on April 19.

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