In an exciting development for Christchurch’s visitor market, Sudima Hotels has opened a $40 million boutique hotel in the heart of the city.
It marks yet another milestone for the city’s post-quake recovery, being one of the first new-build hotels since the earthquakes.
“We’re really proud to have brought this new hotel to Christchurch and show our support for Canterbury people and the region,” says Vedika Jhunjhnuwala, Sudima Hotels’ executive director – projects, who encourages Cantabrians to try out the high quality dining options at Vice & Virtues restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of Sudima Christchurch City, as well as an extensive menu of wellness and relaxation treatments available on the premises at Moss Spa.
“We do want locals to come and make use of what we have here. Of course, it’s also perfect for a staycation if you’re looking for somewhere nice to spend a weekend in the central city.”
The new 86-room, five-star hotel, which has created 28 full-time equivalent jobs in the city, is strategically well-sited on the corner of Victoria and Salisbury streets.
The location is close to Christchurch’s, under construction, convention centre Te Pae, which is due to hold its first international convention in October 2020.
This latest offering complements Sudima Hotels’ growing portfolio, adding to an existing line-up of luxury hotels at Christchurch Airport, Auckland Air-port and Rotorua.
The company is in an expansion phase, with a new $65 million hotel also underway in Auckland City along with a new purpose-built luxury 120 room hotel in Kaikoura, (on track to be completed, respectively, by mid-2020 and late 2020).
Sudima Christchurch City offers 45 luxurious king rooms, 33 twin rooms, six luxe apartments, and two executive apartments on the top floor.
All guests get free wifi , movies, guest laundry and minibar.
As well, those that book directly with Sudima Hotels will receive free breakfast, access to gym and yoga classes and evening drinks and canapés.
Designed with versatility in mind, the hotel is superbly well-equipped to welcome a wide spectrum of guests from the business and corporate market through to families and couples holidaying in the city.
On the top floor, a number of rooms can even be sectioned off to accommodate a large group travel-ling together.
“Our executive apartments have adjoining twin rooms so Mum and Dad and the kids could stay very comfortably. Throughout the hotel, we have dual key rooms to provide that flexibility over how people want to arrange their stay.”
The hotel was designed by Ignite Architects, with the interior design of Moss Spa and Vices & Virtues by Luchetti Krelle, a Sydney-based interior design firm.
Visually, the hotel pays homage to the New Zealand landscape and this country’s penchant for natural finishes and tasteful earthy tones and textures.
Sudima Hotels is aiming to remove all single use plastics from its hotels by 2020. While larger group initiatives are underway, Sudima Christchurch City and is proud to offer a plant-based bathroom range and biodegradable slippers as part of this environmentally-conscious service to all guests.
Accessibility is another key commitment, both for guests and staff, with accessible rooms and many accessibility features on offer.
“We really do believe in welcoming everyone to our hotels.”
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