NZ's first modular hotel finally opens, two years late - News Summed Up

NZ's first modular hotel finally opens, two years late


New Zealand's first modular hotel was to be a speedy eight-month build, but consenting problems meant it finally opened more than two years late. JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Christchurch's five-storey Arden Hotel on the corner of Salisbury and Colombo Sts is New Zealand's first modular hotel. JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Hotel manager Kiran Rokade said bookings at the modular hotel had been heavy. JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Each floor in Christchurch's Arden hotel features historic images of the surrounding area.This one shows one of Christchurch's first petrol stations built in 1927 on what is now the hotel site. Fahrensohn​ said that interest in modular construction was growing and the council had been working with developers of a 14-storey modular apartment building.


Source: Stuff February 23, 2020 20:26 UTC



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