Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel welcomes first guests

The $80 million new-build Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel has welcomed its first guests.

Located next to the terminal of New Zealand’s second largest airport, and spanning across six floors, the 4.5 star Novotel Christchurch Airport offers 200 rooms, including 10 suites and 10 accessible rooms.

Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel also features 10 conference and function spaces along with the Food Exchange restaurant and lobby bar.

The conference and meeting facilities available at the hotel range from the 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.

“This is a stunning development and certainly not your average airport hotel,” said Gillian Millar, Accor’s 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 $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.

“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.”