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Asia Pacific Unveils Another Wellington Property

Grand Hotels International - Asia Pacific Unveils Another Wellington Property

Grand Hotels International is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Port Nic Properties Limited to manage the sales and marketing for one of Wellington's historic hotels. To be known as "The Chancellor - Wellington", the agreement takes effect from 1 August 2003.

Set in Wellington's lively and vibrant Cuba precinct, The Chancellor - Wellington is a 115 room recently refurbished boutique heritage 3½ star hotel, suitable for both the corporate and leisure traveler. Built in 1908, it is now the only hotel out of an original seven, still functioning as such in the Cuba Street area. The restoration has retained its original character and charm while offering guests modern facilities including ensuite bathrooms, television, tea-coffee making facilities and Internet access. An on-site café and bar are also to undergo refurbishment shortly.

The Chancellor - Wellington is situated in an ideal central city location within easy walking distance of the business district, conference venues, eateries and the Capital's entertainment, shopping, theatre and tourist attractions including Te Papa.

The hotel joins Grand Hotels International's other heritage hotel The Chancellor Dunedin, originally the historic Wain's Hotel. The 43-room Dunedin hotel was purchased by Grand Central Management (NZ) Limited in 2002 and is undergoing an extensive and elegant refurbishment, restoring it to its former splendour.

"We are pleased to have two heritage hotels as part of Grand Hotels International's portfolio of stylish properties," said Mr Mark Lind, Grand Hotels International regional general manager for New Zealand. "The Chancellor - Wellington complements our other Wellington property, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor which is recognized as a true Wellington icon."

The Chancellor - Wellington will continue to be managed by Port Nic Properties Limited, the current owners of the property.

Grand Hotels International owns/manages 34 hotels in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand including sales and marketing contracts among these. All hotels in the Group operate under the umbrella brand, Grand Hotels International - Asia Pacific. In New Zealand, properties include: The Chancellor - Dunedin and Whistler, The Chancellor - Queenstown; Wellington's James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor; Hotels Grand Chancellor at Auckland Airport and in Christchurch; the Sudima Hotel Grand Chancellor at Christchurch Airport; and Chancellor Resort - Mt Hutt Village, Methven. Other affiliate hotels are the Grand Central Hotel in New Plymouth and the Grand Tiara Hotel in Rotorua.

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