James Cook WLG to upgrade

James Cook WLG to upgrade

Wellington’s James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor has confirmed a $10 million plus refurbishment of the hotel’s Lambton Wing, inclusive of 200 rooms and suites, plus the Executive Club Lounge.

Renovations will commence this month and are expected to run into 2019, with the Greenstone Group appointed as the project manager and Naylor Love as the main contractor.

General manager Steve Martin recognises Wellington and New Zealand’s current tight supply of accommodation rooms and therefore emphasis has been placed on minimising disruption to operations and completing the project promptly.

The refurbishment will be managed in stages, starting from the top floors of the hotel, and will include a complete re-fit of the bathrooms, bedrooms and furnishings. Impact on the busy restaurant and conference facilities on levels 16 and 17 is expected to be minimal.

The modernisation aligns with the commitment to ensure the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor continuously exceeds the expectations of todays business, leisure and conference traveller. Extensive seismic strengthening work was completed in 2016 to achieve a 100% NBS (National Building Standard) rating. Replacement work of all seven hotel lifts commenced in 2017 and the lift upgrade to Lambton Quay and the Lambton Wing is now completed.

The James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is located in the heart of Wellington City, between the retail district of Lambton Quay and the business hub of The Terrace. The 4 ½ star hotel features 268 accommodation rooms, valet parking, two restaurants and bars, a day spa, complimentary wifi and fitness facilities, with in-house guest yoga offered on a regular basis.

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