Wednesday, 15 June 2022 21:00

Sudima sets opening date for Kaikoura

Lynette Buurman, Encounter Kaikoura; Michel Adolphe, Sudima Hotels Lynette Buurman, Encounter Kaikoura; Michel Adolphe, Sudima Hotels

Sudima Kaikoura will officially open on 17 October, it was announced at MEETINGS yesterday.

Michel Adolphe, chief commercial officer Sudima, says the hotel is already booked to about 30% occupancy that day, proving the demand for a true four and a half star hotel in the region.

The hotel has 120 rooms and suites, bar, restaurant and outdoor terrace.

Adolphe says the hotel’s meeting facilities will ater for 100 people and he sees strong potential for incentive groups taking advantage of local activities like whale watching, dolphin watching, scenic flights, golf and more.

Lynette Buurman, of Encounter Kaikoura (and chair of Destination Kaikoura) says the hotel will be a ‘game changer’ and provide opportunities in the conference and incentive markets that the area has not had before.

She says though Kaikoura has been at MEETINGS before, the addition of the new hotel gives the destination much greater capacity and a more meaningful story to tell.

Ten hosted buyers will be heading to Kaikoura after MEETINGS later this week.