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Great Value & Great Views At New Hamilton Hotel

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28 November 2007

Great Value & Great Views At New Hamilton Hotel

Hamilton's brand new Hotel Ibis Tainui Hamilton will be opened on 10 December, with an official ceremony attended by Maori King Kiingi Tuheitia, Hamilton Mayor Bob Simcock and David Baffsky AO Chairman Accor Asia Pacific.

The newly built hotel is a joint venture between Hamilton City Council, Tainui Group Holdings - the business arm of the Tainui tribe and the Accor group of hotels and resorts. It is Hamilton's first Ibis hotel, the group's international 3 star brand, and will join Accor's global network of more than 4,000 hotels in nearly 100 countries. Representatives from the Council, Tainui and Accor will all be attending the opening and blessing ceremony, along with other members of the local and regional business and tourism community.

Hotel Ibis Tainui Hamilton is ideal for both business and leisure travellers, with excellent modern facilities, friendly service and a superb central location overlooking the Waikato River.

The hotel has 126 rooms king, twin or triple with interconnecting family rooms and seven special access rooms available. Accommodation features include Sky TV, high speed internet access, air conditioning, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities.

There is also a stylish restaurant and bar on site, with a relaxed atmosphere and fantastic al fresco dining with river views. The hotel has extensive facilities created to cater for a wide range of functions, conferences and meetings with flexible options for different occasions.

Guests can enjoy other conveniences such as 24 hour reception, foreign currency exchange, safety deposit boxes, laundry facilities and dry cleaning service and also have access to all of the facilities at Hotel Ibis' sister hotel Novotel Tainui Hamilton directly across the road.

Hotel Ibis Tainui Hamilton is just a few minutes walk to SkyCity Casino, the local shopping precinct and a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars and is also close to Waikato Stadium. Just 20 minutes from Hamilton International Airport and with its central location, this hotel is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Waikato region.

Accor, the European leader and a major global group in hotels, the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 170,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses:

- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, All Seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1 and Motel 6 brands, representing more than 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lentre.

- Services, with 23 million people in nearly 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in human resources, marketing services and expense management.


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