Novotel Christchurch Receives Qualmark Nod

19 November 2013

The newly re-opened Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square hotel has been rated 4 Star Plus under the New Zealand quality rating system for tourism product, Qualmark.

The Qualmark Hotel rating comes as a welcome boost to the Christchurch property which closed in February 2011 following The Great Earthquake. After 30 months of remediation and renewal, the Novotel re-opened its doors officially on 4th September 2013.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square General Manager, Carl Braddock, says “It is a moment of pride for the team in Christchurch and Accor in New Zealand, to see Novotel Christchurch rated the newest 4 Star Plus hotel in town with the Qualmark stamp of approval.” 

“The extensive refit of Novotel, which was only a year old when the earthquake hit, saw only minor structural repair and extensive cosmetic repair, mostly to the exterior panels giving a look as good as the day it opened in 2010, says Carl.”

“The Qualmark rating signals to the world that we are not only fit for purpose but stylishly handsome in our rooms and facilities, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our 4 Star Plus hotel.”

The 154 room Novotel takes pride of place in Cathedral Square and features a floor dedicated to Meetings and Conferences, The Square Restaurant and Bar, a gymnasium and a combination of Premium, Executive Rooms and Suites.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is just a short walk from many of the city’s re-emerging areas, such as the New Regent Street art deco shopping precinct and the ultra innovative Re:Start shopping mall, built from brightly coloured and attractively arranged shipping containers.

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