New bar to offer ‘spectacular’ views

    ILT chairman Alan Dennis (left) and chief executive Chris Ramsay stand on the seventh floor of the Langlands Hotel building site with Bluff Hill in the distance on Tuesday.

    THE ILT revealed its plans for a high-end bar which will showcase views of Southland on the seventh floor of the Langlands Hotel in Invercargill on Tuesday.

    During a media tour at the site, ILT chief executive Chris Ramsay said it was originally designated as a conference/event area.

    “It was always identified as an events space but a couple of months ago, once we had to start making some real detailed design decisions, we put it in front of the board, it would be great to be able to turn it into a bar, and they hit go.”

    The bar was a more viable proposition because it would be used more frequently and provide a more regular income, he said.

    “It’s going to require local support.”

    Situated on the seventh floor of the development, the bar would take in views of Bluff, Stewart Island and the Takitimus.

    “There’s actually 360-degree views,” he said.

    “On a frosty evening there will be spectacular views of the lights… and views of long twilights in the summer,” Mr Ramsay said.

    The tour also included a visit to what would become one of 80 rooms at the hotel and the manager’s residence.

    Leighs Construction site manager Phil Pasco said it was expected the building would be closed in by April.

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