Luxury international retailer Louis Vuitton and renowned New Zealand fashion brand World will lease space in a high-profile Queenstown lakefront building.
The balance of the $6 million Skyline Investments building, under construction on the corner of Marine Parade and Church Street, will be leased by neighbouring Eichardt’s Private Hotel for more accommodation and a ground-floor restaurant and cafe.
Louis Vuitton will vacate its store around the corner in The Mall.
The chain’s Oceania boss Philip Corne says: ‘‘The fine new building, the unique lakefront location on Marine Parade and the quality of other tenants all combine to create a premium enclave consistent with our brand positioning.’’
World director Benny Castles says they’re excited to open their second South Island boutique in ‘‘a beautiful new building’’ after searching for the perfect Queenstown location for some years.
The tenants are expected to open for business by the third quarter of the year.
The three together will create ‘‘a luxury precinct fitting for this prime Queenstown waterfront site’’, Skyline Enterprises boss Jeff Staniland says.
Source: Mountain Scene
25 February 2016