$10m Refurbishment Approved for the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington, NZ

Wellington’s iconic 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 level 16 & 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, conveniently situated between the leading 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 Wi-Fi and fitness facilities, with in-house guest yoga offered on a regular basis.

Grand Chancellor Hotels are located throughout Australia and New Zealand in key destinations. The ten 4 – 4½ star properties feature well-appointed guest rooms, with five hotels providing event venues which cater to over 400 people. For more information please visit grandchancellorhotels.com 
$10m Refurbishment Approved for the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington, NZ