30 October 2016
Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category.
Heritage Christchurch was named the top historical hotel in the entire region of Australasia and Oceania in these prestigious awards, often likened to the Oscars for luxury properties world-wide. The award ceremony took place in Qatar Saturday night 29 October.
“It’s an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We are very proud of the Heritage Christchurch team. There has been a lot of hard work and commitment gone in to the hotel since our reopening. We thank every hotel team member who contributed to this success,” says Gary Jarvis group operations manager of Heritage and CityLife Hotels New Zealand.
Set in the 103-year-old Old Government Building (OGB) on Christchurch’s Cathedral Square, Heritage Christchurch has been in hot demand for leisure guests and business travellers since its formal re-opening in 2013.
“This is a terrific endorsement for Heritage Christchurch. Guests respond so well to our elegant century-old building. They also comment on our spacious suites and luxurious on-site health club and swimming pool, a unique facility in the Christchurch CBD,” adds Gary Jarvis.
The Heritage Christchurch building has been recognised in the Canterbury Heritage Awards in 2010, 2012 and 2014; most recently in the tourism category.
The building was opened in 1913 and is designed by renowned architect Joseph Clarkson Maddison in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts. The hotel’s Maddison’s restaurant is named in his honour. Also on site is the popular OGB Bar and café.