3 Sep 2011
New hotel proposed for city centre
This is a before and after impression submitted by Premier Inn, of the hotel they'd like to build in St Peters Street.
Apparently the ground floor to the street would be restaurants, nicely tidying up the empty units that are there at the moment. Then there's a gym behind that, and then three floors of rooms - 125 rooms in total.
It's the kind of hotel the city needs, but I'm concerned at the moment that the building would dominate the city centre, especially painted the colours as shown. I will be looking for the Council to get the appearance of the front elevation changed, so it better reflects the historic surroundings.
Yes, it's better than what we've got at the moment, but that doesn't mean we should go ahead without some improvements to the design.
View from the other end of Adelaide Street, before and after: