IHG Signs 200-Room Crowne Plaza Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand

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InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement to develop a 200-room Crowne Plaza hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Located in the central business district (CBD) and across from the planned new Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017, the Crowne Plaza Christchurch will be a conversion of a current commercial building owned by a consortium of local Christchurch investors.

The hotel will be one of the tallest buildings in the city, presenting guests with views of Mt Hutt and the New Zealand Ski fields.

Crowne Plaza Christchurch will feature up to five suites and 195 guest rooms and food and beverage options including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and lobby lounge and bar.

Catering to both business and leisure travellers, Crowne Plaza Christchurch will also have a business centre and function space for meetings and events, as well as a fitness centre.

Matthew Tripolone, Head of Development, Australasia, IHG, said, "Tourism is one of the 20 high priority projects outlined in the Economic Recovery Programme for Greater Christchurch, and we are proud to be part of the citys economic revival. The signing of this agreement is testament to our confidence in and commitment to this market. When the new Crowne Plaza Christchurch opens its doors in 2015, IHG will once again have a presence in every major market in New Zealand, and we are confident of our long-term growth in the region."

Crowne Plaza Christchurch will be the third Crowne Plaza in New Zealand, joining Crowne Plaza Queenstown and Crowne Plaza Auckland.

IHG, InterContinental Hotels Group, Crowne Plaza, Christchurch, New Zealand

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