A new, intimate venue and some first time exhibitors and visitor (along with familiar faces) gave this year’s Convene South a fresh look and feel.
Boutique propertyThe George, the only hotel in Christchurch with a one to one staff to guest ratio, has once again been named New Zealand's Leading Boutique Hotel at the 2018 World Travel Awards, held in Hong Kong on 3 September 2018.
The New Zealand events industry is looking for opportunities to collaborate and innovate with local iwi and tangata whenua to reinvent some of the country’s biggest community events.
Admirals Motor Lodge on the main route between Blenheim and Christchurch has been placed on the market for sale.
Located at 161 Middle Renwick Road in the Blenheim suburb of Springlands, the motel is a leased 20-unit accommodation provider sitting on 3,650 square metres of land close to Blenheim Airport and on the main route out of the city.
The motel is configured into a single three-bedroom unit, five two-bedroom units, three single-bedroom units, and 11 studio units – all fitted out with kitchenette amenities. Recreational facilities at the Middle Renwick Rd site include a swimming pool and spa.
In addition to the commercial accommodation, the venue has a three-bedroom owner/manager’s residence.
Crowne Plaza has made its return to Christchurch, promising to be the largest upscale hotel in the CBD with 204 modern rooms, a new café, bar and restaurant and four modern event spaces.
The return of the brand to the city is a significant milestone for the current owners of the former office building, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism.
Building co-owner Shane Le Compte of local investment and development company MC Christchurch Holdings says the former Crowne Plaza Christchurch had a loyal following amongst Cantabrians.
The Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau is welcoming the designs for the new Christchurch Convention Centre, scheduled for completion in late 2019.
CCCB Manager, Caroline Blanchfield says the new design, set in a central location, will give Christchurch a distinct edge.
‘The Christchurch Convention Centre is going to be the facility we always wanted, designed for both locals and visitors, attracting new and exciting public exhibitions, business meetings and gala functions to large multi-day conventions,’ she says.
‘Its setting on the city’s waterfront overlooking Victoria Square and with links to Cathedral Square makes it distinctive and welcoming for everyone. It is something we can be proud of.’