26 November 2015
In a major boost to regional tourism, the $8 million All Stars Inn has opened and will provide a mix of 42 private rooms and 37 dormitory rooms for leisure visitors to the city.
Located on Bealey Avenue, 15 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, the hotel is close to a number of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. As the gateway to the Canterbury region, this is a welcome accommodation option for leisure travelers staying in Christchurch.
Christchurch has a key range of activities and experiences to appeal to the visitor market. Street Art and pop up projects appear in the inner city almost daily, offering a unique visitor experience. Exciting new restaurants and bars continue to open, resulting in pockets of hospitality hot spots to explore around the city.
In Canterbury, Mt Cook has a great range of hiking tracks, from a few hours to a few days. Eco tourism destination Kaikoura, north of Christchurch, offers dolphin swimming, whale watching and other nature based activities.
All Stars Inn General Manager, Phil Leslie, says the hotel “is arguably the most important development for the rejuvenation of tourism in the region.
“A key point of difference is that our complex targets visitors who are coming to experience the region and generally stay longer than business travellers.
“Great value and a relaxed, friendly environment is what we will be offering our guests,” says Leslie.
Chief Executive of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism, Tim Hunter, said the market for budget accommodation is substantial and the All Starts Inn will help these travelers to spend more nights in Christchurch.
“The value accommodation category in Christchurch which has been in short supply since 2011,” says Hunter.
“This new property has broad appeal to a range of travellers and is well positioned near the heart of the city.”Chief Executive of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Tim Hunter
A key feature of this modern, contemporary development is the integration of technology. A system has been installed to ensure free WiFi is available in every part of the building, USB ports can be found in all rooms and individual charging stations have been added to all dormitory rooms.
The All Stars Inn is also operating a travel desk where expert staff can support visitors to plan and book travel and experiences.
Other features include the on-site Bealey’s Speight’s Ale House restaurant and bar a, guest kitchen, entertainment lounge, games room, BBQ area, laundry facility and travel desk.
“This is a key development for the Canterbury region, which will positively add to the accommodation industry and wider economy” says Leslie.