Not keen to rest on its reputation alone and despite the economic slow-down The George is continuing its multi-million dollar refurbishment programme.
The latest project is the complete refurbishment of the remaining guest rooms. This is by far the most ambitious project that has been undertaken at the hotel in the past 21 years. Thirty-seven of the fifty-three rooms will be completely stripped back and rebuilt from scratch, including plumbing, wiring, bathrooms and all furniture and fittings.
The latest technology will be fitted and all rooms will feature bathroom underfloor heating, heated towel rails, sensor night-lights, LCD TVs, media hubs, wi-fi and fixed line broadband, granite bench tops and luxury bedding. The look and feel will be chic and contemporary.
Bruce Garrett, General Manager, says “We are thrilled that our owners have made the decision to go ahead with this project, which will ensure The George remains at the forefront of the Christchurch hotel scene for many years to come”.
Designed by Warren & Mahoney and costing nearly $3m, work will commence in mid July and continue through until the end of September. The bulk of the work will however be carried out in August when the hotel’s guest rooms will be closed.
The George’s award-winning signature restaurant, Pescatore, will still be trading throughout as will conference and banqueting facilities.