Christchurch Airport’s Novotel Hotel finally opens

Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Christchurch Airport's long-delayed Novotel hotel Christchurch Airport’s long-delayed Novotel hotel will open to its first guests on Monday. The $80 million hotel, owned by the airport and to be run by hotel company Accor under its Novotel brand, has 200 rooms plus bar, restaurant and conference facilities.

 

 

It was built by Fletcher Building and was originally scheduled to be finished in late 2017 but faced a series of delays and postponed openings. Since the start of November, booked guests have been redirected to other hotels.

 

 

The hotel’s general manager, Olivier Lacoua said the hotel had been worth the wait and was “looking great”. It has employed 120 staff. On the day before the opening, Novotel is making the hotel available as a fundraiser for Canterbury teenager Maddie Collins, who has been fighting kidney disease for 10 years.

 

The Collins family is taking bookings for people wanting to stay a night in the hotel and enjoy a function on Sunday, with proceeds going both to support Maddie and to help promote kidney donation.

 

 

Maddie, aged 15, is currently in Auckland’s Starship Hospital battling rejection after her second kidney transplant early last year. Her mother Sarah Collins said they had so far sold about 60 rooms for the fundraiser. Olivier approached us and offered us the hotel for the night – they weren’t expecting it and we were blown away by their generosity.

 

 


(No Like Yet)

Related Posts

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 ITB Asia 2021
  • 13 aaaexpos 21
  • 14 KITF 2021
  • 15 MENA 2021
  • 16 ITB asia 2020
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY INVESTMENT FORUM (IHIF)

      March 8 - March 10
    2. ITB Berlin

      March 10 - March 14
    3. SALON DESTINATIONS NATURE 2020

      March 18 - March 21
    4. Arabian Travel Market

      May 16 - May 19
    5. IMEX FRANKFURT

      May 25 - May 27
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com