This old establishment was formerly used as a Government Building in 1913 until the 1980s. It was then planned for demolition until the Christchurch City Council bought the property. It was held by the council until 1995 when it was sold to the Symphony Group, finally turning the beautiful building into a hotel.
The property was first built in 1882 by a businessman named Henry Richard Webb. He was a member of the Parliament of Lyttelton and the Provincial Council. With his large family, the Manor was renovated over time to accommodate all of them. In his death in 1901, the land was divided and eventually became a boarding house. The 132 year old property changed owners over time and its foundations improved to accommodate guests.