5 Dec 2019

Dunedin pushes for a five-star hotel

From Morning Report, 8:54 am on 5 December 2019

Dunedin City Council is making a new push for the city's first five-star hotel, calling for developers to pitch their plans to transform an inner city carpark.

Two years ago, a five-star hotel proposed for the same site was rejected.

It's one of two multi-million dollar proposals for five-star hotels that have failed to pass the necessary hurdles in the past seven years - more have been discussed, but never made it to the application stage.

RNZ reporter Tess Brunton finds out how Dunedin can turn a five-star dream into a reality.