The eagerly-awaited Crowne Plaza Christchurch will feature 204 spacious and modern rooms, a new café, bar and restaurant and four modern and versatile event and conferencing spaces when it opens mid-year.
Rising above the Christchurch cityscape, it will be the largest upscale hotel in the Christchurch CBD. Situated at the corner of Colombo and Armagh streets overlooking Victoria Square, its central location means guests can truly connect with the city.
Within two minutes’ walk from the hotel you can be exploring the many cafés and boutiques of New Regent Street, strolling through Cathedral Square, taking in the latest Arts Centre exhibition, shopping in the new city centre or visiting the Christchurch Casino.
The hotel rooms, including eight suites, enjoy unique views to the city, coast, hills and Southern Alps, with features in each room designed to make the most of the scenery, including a window seat, and a glass panel between the bathroom and bedroom in some rooms, so guests can even soak up the view from the shower.
The new hotel also features the 80-seat Market Place restaurant and bar, it’s ground-floor Café 1851, and the upmarket Social Wine Bar.
General manager Reinier Eulink said he could not wait to open the doors to the hotel’s first guests.
“We know it will be a hub for leisure and business travellers and a meeting place in the heart of the city for our wider community.”
The 4.5-star hotel is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). With the opening of the new hotel, IHG will operate six properties in New Zealand including Crowne Plaza hotels in Auckland, Queenstown and Christchurch, two Holiday Inn properties in Rotorua and at Auckland Airport, and InterContinental Wellington.