4 Star Plus Novotel Christchurch Invites Visitors Back to the City

(PR.co.nz) The revitalised Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel is encouraging visitors back to New Zealand’s well-loved “Garden City” in style, having recently been awarded a 4 Star Plus rating under the New Zealand tourism quality rating system, Qualmark.

The Qualmark Hotel rating celebrates the exceptional quality and refurbishment of the well-known Christchurch landmark, which was closed in February 2011 following The Great Earthquake. After 30 months of careful planning, redevelopment and renewal, the Novotel re-opened its doors officially on 4th September 2013.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square General Manager, Carl Braddock, says the extensive refit of the hotel, which was only a year old when the earthquake hit, involved only minor structural repair and extensive cosmetic repair – chiefly to the exterior panels, which look as good as the day it opened in 2010.

“It is a moment of pride for the team in Christchurch and Accor in New Zealand, to see Novotel Christchurch rated the newest 4 Star Plus hotel in town with the Qualmark stamp of approval,” says Carl.

“The Qualmark rating signals to the world that we are not only fit for purpose but stylishly handsome in our rooms and facilities, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our 4 Star Plus hotel.”

The 154-room Novotel is the jewel of the city’s iconic Cathedral Square, and is ideally located for international and domestic travellers alike wanting to visit Christchurch and experience the exhilaration of seeing the city brought back to life through a wide range of innovative business, shopping and entertainment initiatives.

Located just a short stroll from many re-emerging areas, such as the beautifully art deco New Regent Street shopping precinct and the delightfully bright and innovative Re:Start shopping mall, built from coloured and artistically arranged shipping containers.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square doesn’t only enjoy a fantastic location, as its 4 Star Plus Qualmark rating demonstrates. The hotel also features a combination of Premium, Executive Rooms and Suites, The Square Restaurant and Bar, a gymnasium and a floor dedicated to Meetings and Conferences.

Media Release on 25 November 2013 by Accor Hotels

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