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Fri, 4 September 2015

New Zealand Prime Minister Opens 264-Room BreakFree on Cashel

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, has officially opened Christchurchs largest hotel, the 264-room BreakFree on Cashel.

Guests are welcomed with modern design elements as soon as they enter the lobby from Cashel Street that serves as a combined reception, lounge, bar and restaurant.

The hotel incorporates some of the latest smart technology including high-definition and interactive digital entertainment systems enabling guests to mirror their smart phone on the TV screen via the Smartview App for social media interaction as well as music and videos through iTunes, YouTube or Netflix. Complimentary wireless keyboards are available for loan from reception.

Hotel facilities include unique pod style rooms as well as the addition of traditional hotel rooms located on the top floor executive level.

BreakFree on Cashel will set a benchmark for the economy brands future CBD hotels, said Michael Moret-Lalli, Director of Acquisitions for the hotels Australian based management company, Mantra Group. The hotel provides a glimpse of the future urban hotel design incorporating the important elements that make a great hotel a clever use of space; comfortable quality beds; and seamless social spaces that integrate lifestyle and technology.

The hotel also features a contemporary interactive Caf/Restaurant and Bar; breakfast room, guest lounge; conference room catering for up to 80 people and 2 boardroom style meeting spaces with capacity for 20 people; 24-hour reception; internet kiosk; guest laundry and onsite parking.

Buoyed by the recent announcement that China Southern Airlines will commence direct flights from Guangzhou to Christchurch in December and the growing infrastructure around the city, BreakFree on Cashel General Manager Graeme Back said, BreakFree on Cashel adds vital room numbers to Christchurch's accommodation offering for both the leisure and business market. It's also boosted the local job market along the way, now employing 80 staff in the hotel. 

Mantra, BreakFree, Christchurch, New Zealand

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