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Happy Birthday, Holiday Inn Rotorua

Happy Birthday, Holiday Inn Rotorua

Celebration is in the air at Holiday Inn Rotorua as the Qualmark rated 4+ star hotel marks its first year under the Holiday Inn brand.

General manager Marcus Keenan is delighted with the hotel’s first year, noting how guests have reaped the benefits of the Holiday Inn brand coming to Rotorua.

“My team has of course really enjoyed the benefits of wider exposure to the global support and systems that come with being part of the world’s largest hotel group, but the guests are the real winners.

“Our guests overall satisfaction has definitely been enhanced, with the team having complete confidence in the value and quality of the services they’re delivering.”

Keenan points out one of the key pluses is being able to offer guests the benefits of Priority Club Rewards, a multi-award winning guest loyalty reward programme offering exclusive benefits to guests that can be earned and redeemed at more than 4,400 hotels and resorts worldwide.

“It’s also been really exciting teaming the Holiday Inn service and accommodation values with the natural and often unique attributes of Rotorua and the surrounding region. Each day here delivers on so many levels whether our guest is conferencing, on business or on holiday.”

In addition, the hotel (which was formerly a Heritage Hotel) underwent a complete refresh in guest bedrooms from beds and soft furnishings to stationery, in-line with the international revitalisation of the Holiday Inn brand.

One of the largest hotels in Rotorua at 203 rooms, Holiday Inn Rotorua is located between the city and airport (which is now enjoying direct flights from Australia) and is situated on the boundary of the extraordinary Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Living Village, giving guests a constant visual reminder of the unique geothermal nature of Rotorua.

Well-positioned and equipped for conferencing and business meetings, the hotel has six different meeting spaces, as well as the ready-themed Pohutu Cultural Theatre.


Notes for Editors:
About Holiday Inn Rotorua
Holiday Inn Rotorua is ideally located just off the main highway overlooking the unique Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Historical Living Village. With 203 air-conditioned well-appointed standard, superior and deluxe rooms, heated outdoor pool, spa pools, games room, fitness centre, six dedicated meeting rooms, the Pohutu Cultural Theatre, WiFi, complimentary parking and proximity to an extraordinary array of activities and attractions, Holiday Inn Rotorua is an ideal base for a holiday, conference or business visit.

The first Holiday Inn was opened in Memphis Tennessee, USA in 1952 and has grown into one of the most popular and well-known hotel brands in the world today, with 1,300 Holiday Inn hotels worldwide outside of New Zealand a sub-brand of Holiday Inn Express was developed in the early 1990s which is now an additional 2,107 hotels in the group, predominantly located in the Americas.

Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts is part of the IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) suite of international brands.

About IHG
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation operating seven hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® . IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 63 million members worldwide.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,400 hotels and more than 658,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.

IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 new people worldwide across its estate over the next few years and is committed to gender balance throughout its business. We aspire to continue retaining a minimum of 25% female representation on the Board.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

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