New Zealand’s tallest hotel tower has been unveiled as one of Asia’s most visited tourist attractions.
It was officially unveiled on Wednesday by the Government as a symbol of the country’s proud history of tourism and is located at the southern tip of the South Island, just a stone’s throw from the summit of Mt Cook.
In its first years, the tower was home to the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation’s treeteop childrens’ centre and was the tallest building in the country.
The building, built in 1903, is now home to a hotel, hotel, restaurants, shops and the New York Times Building.
A large outdoor terrace was added in 2010.
“It’s the tallest tower in New Zealand, which is why I think it’s really important to do something that’s a bit symbolic for our history and heritage,” Tourism Minister Gerry Brownlee told the Newshub.
He said it was the second time the tower had been unveiled and would be the third for the country in the next three years.
“That’s why it’s important that we’ve done it as a very symbolic thing, that we have a new tower, that’s why we have it in New York.”
Mr Brownlee said the tower’s design would be used to promote tourism to the island, which has a population of just over 6 million.
Tourism is one-third of the New Land’s economy.
Mr Brownlees website says treetopeshotel.com was the first website in New South Wales to offer an interactive guide to the world’s tallest skyscraper.
For the past 50 years, treetope.com has been providing visitors with information on New Zealand landmarks, hotels, restaurants and travel destinations.
Treetop is one in a series of seven islands located just south of the city of Auckland.
Treetop is part of the Greater New Zealand region of the Pacific Ocean, but is also found in the Southern Ocean.
New Zealand’s longest treetopedeshotel is a 4,500m-high building located at New Zealand City, New Zealand.
Kurunjara Hotel is a five-star hotel in New England and one of several in New Britain, Massachusetts, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.