Swiss-Belhotel International said it is expanding its operations in New Zealand with the signing of two hotel developments in Queenstown
194-key Swiss Belhotel & Residences Queenstown
223-key, 160-pod Zest Queenstown by Swiss-Belhotel
Swiss-Belhotel expects to have five properties in NZ by end of 2020
Swiss-Belhotel International said it is expanding its operations in New Zealand with the signing of two hotel developments in Queenstown.
The company will launch two new operations in the Kiwi market in late 2020 with the launch of Swiss-Belhotel & Residences Queenstown and the Zest Queenstown by Swiss-Belhotel brand, both opening at the same time.
Swiss Belhotel & Residences Queenstown will be a 4.5 star property featuring 194 rooms and 32 apartments. The Zest hotel will be managed by Tony Gapes at Redwood and will feature 223 Zest rooms, 160 Pods and communal bathrooms. Both properties will be located on Gorge Road, Queenstown, a 10 minute walk from each other.
Swiss-Belhotel International already operates 10 Zest properties in Indonesia. This will be the first Zest to open in New Zealand. Expansion in Australasia will see the company take investment positions through property ownership, management rights and leases, as well as management contracts.
The hotel management company is also in discussions with developers in Australia and will be making announcements regarding hotel developments within the next six months.
Swiss-Belhotel currently has 150 hotels and projects in 22 countries around the globe. With five properties in New Zealand expected by the end of 2020.