Novotel Christchurch Airport opens doors for first guests

US$80m property include 10 conference and function spaces

The Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel is just 15 minutes from Christchurch's city centre.

CHRISTCHURCH - Accor is celebrating the opening of its spanking new Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel as the US$80 million property welcomes its first guests.

Located next to the terminal of New Zealand's second-largest airport, Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel is a mere 15 minutes from Christchurch's city centre.

Spanning across six floors, the 4.5-star Novotel Christchurch Airport features 200 premium guestrooms, including 10 suites and 10 accessible rooms, each designed with ergonomic comfort in-mind and high-end finishes, including marble, copper tiling and extensive American Oak panelling.

The top floor is the hero feature, with floor to ceiling windows, offering panoramic views across the runway and over the Southern Alps.

The conference and meeting facilities include 10 conference and function spaces.

The conference and meeting facilities available include 10 conference and function spaces. It ranges from the beautiful rooftop Tekapo room with views of the Southern Alps accommodating up to 260 guests, to dedicated boardrooms with natural light. All meeting venues are pillar-less and include broadband, wireless internet access, and the latest in-built audio visual systems.

The hotel features a restaurant and lobby bar, fully equipped gymnasium, car parking, and kids' corner. A modern restaurant and social hub, Food Exchange, allows guests to relax and soak in the views with a glass of famous South Island wine in-hand.

"This is a stunning development and certainly not your average airport hotel. Accor is very proud to have answered the call from international tourists seeking new hotel products at the gateway to New Zealand's South Island," said Gillian Millar, senior vice president, operations, for Accor New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia.

"Christchurch has enjoyed its highest visitor expenditure on record, reaching a total of US$3 billion, for the year ending June 2019, with visitors from Australia and Asia accounting for just over half of the region's international tourism expenditure.

"Increasing tourist numbers and such positive visitor expenditure figures highlight the need for a sophisticated accommodation option at Christchurch Airport, and we know that short-stay business travellers, leisure guests and Accor's valued 4.5 million Pacific loyalty members will be impressed with the hotel's features, catering to their transit needs.

"Accor continues to lead the industry as airport hotel specialists, and we understand the specific needs of transiting guests and the Novotel brand's multi-service offering will allow guests the freedom to thoroughly enjoy their stay."

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