SkyCity confirms luxury hotel in Hamilton
SkyCity has confirmed $35 million plans to develop a luxury hotel above its Hamilton casino, as reported last month by the Waikato Times.
SkyCity Entertainment Group formally confirmed the plans today after reporting an 8 per cent growth in profit for the year to June.
SkyCity chief executive officer Nigel Morrison said he had a lot of confidence in the Waikato region and the company would shortly finalise plans for the development of a 4+ star hotel with 135 rooms above its Hamilton property.
The hotel will include 8 luxury suites for premium customers, 16 large suites with river frontage balconies, and 111 standard rooms. The hotel plans also include a 5-lane swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium.
Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker said she was delighted to see SkyCity continuing to support and invest in Hamilton.
‘‘The city does need more of these high-quality hotels and I think this is complementary and positive news for the city,’’ she said.