Lower Hutt hotel


PHOTO: Progress on Lower Hutt’s four star hotel has been painfully slow. More than two years after it was supposed to be finished, it is little more than a pile of steel.

Developer Raman Sarin has not asked for money to finish the controversial Sebel hotel in Lower Hutt.

The lack of progress on the $15 million hotel was discussed at a council meeting on Tuesday evening.

Sarin is contracted to operate the city council’s newly opened $34 million events centre and to build a hotel.

The four star hotel is backed by the council, which spent $3.5 million clearing the site and was supposed to open in early 2017.

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