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CQ Hotels Wellington wins national business award

2 May, 2014

CQ Hotels Wellington wins national business award

CQ Hotels Wellington has won the Good Business Egg Award 2014 for its contribution to community health.

The hotel, located in the heart of vibrant Cuba Street, was shortlisted against major corporates – Westpac, KPMG, The Warehouse, Chorus, Department of Conversation and emerging business HealthPost.

The Good Business Egg Awards are run by Business and Community Shares (BACS), which has a growing membership of national businesses and community organisations that share information, skills and wisdom. There are three categories in the awards – health, education and community empowerment.

Over the past year, seventy-nine businesses had been put through their paces on their commitment to the community without their knowledge, as surveys and questionnaires were collected as well as a judging panel for each category.

CQ Hotels Wellington was presented the award at a special ceremony in Auckland this week and was noted for its strong relationship with local organisations working with disabled peoples, its top class response to the recent earthquake in Wellington and the Gold star rating by the BE.ACCESSIBLE organisation for its accessibility to and within the hotel.

“We are extremely honoured to receive this award and be recognised amongst a selection of large corporate organisations throughout the country. The hotel has been involved with local communities since its inception in 1907 when it was first known as ‘The People’s Palace’ and we take great pride in our ongoing relationship with local organisations, particularly those working to improve accessibility and inclusiveness for disabled peoples“ said Olivier Lacoua, General Manager, CQ Hotels Wellington.

The Department of Conversation picked up the award for Education and The Warehouse won the Community Empowerment category.

About CQ Hotels Wellington
CQ Hotels Wellington consists of a beautifully renovated heritage building offering a cost effective, 3 Star Plus accommodation (Comfort Hotel Wellington), adjoining the contemporary 4 Star Plus hotel (Quality Hotel Wellington).

CQ Hotels Wellington was the first hotel in New Zealand to be rated by the BE.ACCESSIBLE organisation in November in 2011. Key accessible facilities include the installation of an Evac+ chair in the stairwell to help wheelchair-bound guests evacuate the hotel in case of emergency, bathroom showers fitted out with built in fold-up benches, accessible car park and ramps, accessible toilets by the restaurant and bar on the ground floor and a lower check in desk.

CQ Hotels Wellington has a strong relationship with Arts Access Aotearoa and sponsors the Arts Access Aotearoa Big ‘A’ Community Partnership Awards on an annual basis. The hotel has also held exhibitions with artwork created by artists from Pablos Art Studios and other creative spaces who have disabilities or have faced obstacles in their lives.

CQ Hotels Wellington is the first hotel to the country to offer its staff sign language training. The NZSL course is run by NZ Deaf highly skilled tutors and ultimately will give staff confidence and abilities to communicate effectively with their deaf customers.

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