ILT property investment ongoing

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Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT) marketing and sales manager Chris Ramsay (left) and Kelvin Hotel general manager Aaron Mills outside the new lifts at the Kelvin Hotel during the official opening on Friday. Photo: Lisa-Maree Fleck

THE Kelvin Hotel’s recent lobby refurbishments were officially opened on Friday, July 14.

ILT marketing and sales manager Chris Ramsay said the Invercargill hotel’s two lifts and the lobby/reception area were upgraded at a cost of $500,000. All the bathrooms in the 61-room hotel were also in the process of being upgraded.

In addition, the ILT was undertaking a four-week refurbishment of Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub on Dee St, at a cost of $450,000, he said. The bar was expected to reopen the week of August 7.

Invercargill’s Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub is closed while refurbishments are completed. Photo: Petrina Wright

Mr Ramsay said upgrading all the rooms in the two oldest wings of the Ascot Park Hotel was a further project about to get under way.

“These sorts of investments are always ongoing on our properties, but they are not usually so visible.”

Mr Ramsay said the ILT’s new hotel development on the south-east corner of Don and Dee Sts was progressing, with a demolition consent application about to be lodged with the Invercargill City Council and staff currently short-listing architects for the project.

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