Story: Hotels and motels

Luxury accommodation for overseas visitors

Luxury accommodation for overseas visitors

The major government hotels were built with international tourists in mind. When the old hostel at Milford Sound was badly damaged by fire in 1950, the Tourist Department rebuilt the hotel in a contemporary style, with large plate-glass windows looking out towards Mitre Peak and the Milford Sound. In this double bedroom, shown a few days before the grand opening on 6 December 1954, the soft furnishings and carpet are about as eye-catching as the view.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: EP-Municipal-Towns, Milford Sound and the Milford Track-02; AAQT 6401/ A38088

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How to cite this page:

Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Government and tourist hotels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/21275/luxury-accommodation-for-overseas-visitors (accessed 25 March 2019)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010