Radisson has signed four new-build properties in
The deal, which covers three brands: Radisson Blu,
Radisson RED and Park Inn by Radisson, will add 777 keys to New
Zealand's hospitality sector.
The four new properties - Radisson Blu and Radisson RED hotels in Queenstown, and Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels at Lake Tekapo
- are scheduled to open in 2021 and 2022.
"New Zealand is a spectacular destination that
is growing in popularity among the world's travelers, especially
from Asia's emerging markets. There is still a shortage of
internationally branded accommodation in the South Island of the
country however, so we are delighted to introduce four outstanding
hotels and three of our original brands to New Zealand for the
first time. We look forward to contributing to the continued
growth of the country's tourism industry in the coming years,"
said Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson
According to STR, Queenstown was the
best performing Australasian hotel market in 2018, with RevPAR of USD 143.32. The city has continued
to thrive in 2019, and in the first four months of the year,
Queenstown's average occupancy was 81.3%. The state of the
similar in many other New Zealand cities, such as Auckland (82.6%), Wellington (79.9%) and Christchurch (77.3%).
In Q1 2019, 3.87 million international travelers
visited New Zealand, up 1.3% year-on-year.
In Queenstown, the beautiful city set on the
banks of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by the Southern Alps, Radisson
Blu Hotel Queenstown, Remarkables Park and Radisson RED
Queenstown, Remarkables Park will sit side by side in a new
low-rise development, close to the city's international airport
and within walking distance to a planned convention center and the
proposed cable car that will directly connect to the Remarkables
Scheduled to open in Q4 2022, Radisson Blu Hotel
Queenstown, Remarkables Park will feature 171 rooms and suites and
a full range of facilities, including an executive lounge,
contemporary F&B outlets, a fitness center, and event space.
The 257-room Radisson RED Queenstown,
Remarkables Park will open on the same date and will feature an
art-inspired lobby with an interactive TV wall, variety of F&B
outlets, a 24-hour fitness center and meeting spaces.
In Lake Tekapo, a scenic area located in the
Mackenzie Region, midway between Queenstown and Christchurch, a
new low-rise hotel complex will host the 112-room Park Inn by
Radisson Lake Tekapo, which is on track to open in Q2 2021, and
the 237-room Radisson Blu Resort Lake Tekapo, which will follow in
The Radisson Blu resort will feature an
executive lounge, multiple restaurants and bars, a fitness center,
spa, heated indoor swimming pool, and conference and banqueting
Just one hour's drive from New Zealand's highest
peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo forms part of an official
UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it ideal for stargazing. Key local
attractions include the Mount John Observatory, Tekapo Springs and
outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing.