November, 2018Resource consents about to be sought for a $20 million-plus tourist
lodge on prime, view-laden Queenstown real estate.
The 40-unit luxury lodge, fronted by Arrowtown developer Wayne Foley,
is planned for the bottom third of a hill above Aspen Grove and below
Foleys the New Zealand director of a Malaysian party which has bought
the 32,000sqm Broadview Rise site off famous American
author/broadcaster Mitch Albom.
Albom reportedly paid $11m for the site in 2005.
A smaller adjacent parcel is also being bought.
Ive been developing in Queenstown for over 20 years, and this is the
most exciting property Ive ever stood on, says Foley, who developed
the Commonage Villas, on Queenstown Hill, 12 years ago.
Broadview Lodge will comprise five accommodation blocks, between
three and nine units each, and one standalone unit that would suit
honeymooning couples and the like.
Theres also a dedicated reception building with a conferencing facility.
The architects are Dunedins Mason & Wales, who also designed
We see it nestling into the property, Foley says.
We want to retain strategic trees with view corridors surrounding
Assuming resource consents granted, hes hoping work can start next
Its probably going to be around an 18 month-to-two-year build.
We see ourselves as being at the premium end of the market but
probably just under your typical lodge rate.
Down the track, Foley says he and his partners will look at other
accommodation options for further up the hill.
That might include, he adds, the 2020 version of the Commonage
Source: Mountain Scene
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