New Zealand’s Sudima Hotels to open in Queenstown

by James Wilkinson

New Zealand’s popular Sudima brand is continuing its impressive expansion with the signing of a new-build hotel in Queenstown.

The 4.5-star hotel at Queenstown’s popular Five Mile precinct, set to open in the 2021-22 southern summer season, will operate as Sudima Queenstown.

The property will add to Sudima Hotels’ current portfolio of four hotels (Auckland Airport, Rotorua, Christchurch City and Christchurch Airport) and two more due to open in 2020-21, Auckland City and Kaikōura.

“We’re thrilled to be announcing a new property in Queenstown, and proud to be chosen by the Clearmont Group as their hotel partner as they further augment the already successful Five Mile precinct,” said Sudima Hotels CEO Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala.

“We set out to provide exceptional customer service in a welcoming and unpretentious manner and strive to be industry leaders in social and environmental responsibility.

“We look forward to progressing our mission and pushing ourselves forward with the opening of two new hotels this year and Queenstown a couple of summers from now.”

Sudima Queenstown at Five Mile will be close to Queenstown Airport, major ski fields and main routes north and south.

The hotel will feature 120 guest rooms (king, twin and family), a restaurant and bar with alfresco dining, four meeting and conference rooms and ski storage.

The décor will have natural finishes throughout to complement the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Sudima Queenstown is set to open as a single-use plastic free property, built to a standard that will enable certification to carboNZero status as soon as possible.

This will further bolster Sudima Hotels’ reputation as a leader in sustainability, diversity and accessibility.