Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Christchurch's largest hotel now fully open for business

Christchurch's largest hotel now fully open for business

The remodelling of Christchurch's newest and largest hotel is now complete and it's welcoming guests.

Making a bold, contemporary statement in the heart of the city, the 264-room Breakfree on Cashel Christchurch incorporates a former office block/turned hotel, and has been transformed into a modern, tech-savvy, affordable place to stay.

Guests are welcomed with modern design elements as soon as they enter the spacious lobby from Cashel Street that serves as a combined reception, lounge, bar and restaurant. The hub of the hotel, it's a space where guests can connect with colleagues, friends - and wi-fi.

The hotel's design embraces the city's history with the interior showcasing recycled timber salvaged from Christchurch buildings demolished following the 2011 earthquakes, including timber from the old stands at the iconic Lancaster Park sports stadium.

Breakfree on Cashel General Manager Graeme Back says, "Breakfree on Cashel adds vital room numbers to Christchurch's accommodation offering, for both the leisure and business market. It's also boosted the local job market along the way as well as now employing 80 staff in the hotel.

“The $30m project - which also sees the hotel reach a Grade A seismic rating - will undoubtedly revive what is arguably the city’s most popular hotel by offering modern and vibrant, yet a highly affordable accommodation for the leisure and tech-savvy business traveller."

The hotel incorporates some of the latest smart technology recognising the importance of technology for discerning travellers. These include high-definition and interactive digital entertainment systems enabling guests to mirror their smart phone on the TV screen for social media interaction, such as Facebook. Complimentary wireless key boards are available for loan from reception.

There are plans for self check-in kiosks to be implemented in late 2015, which will further provide guests with capabilities rarely experienced at such affordable levels.

BreakFree on Cashel is close to the revitalised Cashel Mall and many new and exciting projects currently underway; including the $140 million ‘The Crossing’ development due to open in October 2016; the Justice Precinct; the Central Bus Interchange; the new sports stadium and the Convention Centre.

Hotel facilities include unique ‘pod style rooms’ as well as the addition of high quality traditional hotel rooms located on the top floor executive level. There is a contemporary interactive Café/Restaurant and Bar; breakfast room, guest lounge; conference room catering for up to 80 people and 2 boardroom style meeting spaces with capacity for 20 people; 24-hour reception; internet kiosk; guest laundry and onsite parking.

The extensive refurbishment and redesign of the hotel has been underway since new owners – Auckland based Russell Property Group and an investment partner – purchased the property in January 2014. Christchurch based Dalman Architecture undertook the architectural and interior design elements.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Elusive Charms Of Christopher Luxon


Well, the first 36 hours of viewing the Christopher Luxon selfie were always going to be the best, before the repetitions set in. We get it, already. He’s an extroverted/big ego/high achieving/God fearing/country music lovin’/family man who is not at all averse to mansplaining to little ladies like RNZ’s Kathryn Ryan what “technical” words like “productivity” actually mean. But wait, there’s more. National is back! Mind you, that’s not the Bad National of recent experience, but the Good National of days gone by... More>>




 
 

Luxon: A New National For New Zealand
National Party Leader Christopher Luxon has today announced a new National for New Zealand – a fresh, energised alternative government ready to deliver for Kiwis in 2023... More>>


Cancer Society: Hopes Final Pharmac Report Is Stronger

Today the delayed Interim Report was released by the Pharmac Review Panel. The performance of Pharmac and access to cancer drugs is a major concern for the Cancer Society... More>>


Defence: New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands
The New Zealand government has announced that it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel to Honiara to help restore peace and stability. “New Zealand is committed to its responsibilities and playing its part in upholding regional security,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.... More>>


CPAG: Child Poverty Monitor 2021 Highlights Persistent Inequities In Rates Of Child Poverty
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the release of the Child Poverty Monitor today, which shows that prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, poverty reduction targets were largely on track for Pākehā children, however significant inequities remained for tamariki Māori, Pacific and disabled children... More>>


National Party: Bridges Appointed Finance & Infrastructure Spokesperson

Hon Simon Bridges is the National Party’s new Finance and Infrastructure spokesperson, National Leader Christopher Luxon announced today. “Simon has prodigious skills, incredible talent and the intellectual heft needed to excel as National’s Finance spokesperson,” Mr Luxon says.... More>>

Waitangi National Trust: Waitangi Week
The Waitangi National Trust has decided there will be no in-person events at Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi Week 2022. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with the usual events of Waitangi commemorations... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels