Exclusive by James Wilkinson in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch’s bed bank is getting a major boost as over 400 rooms come online.

Tim Hunter CHC

The 434 rooms across four hotels – under the Quest, Heritage, Novotel and Rydges brands – represent a 25% boost to room inventory and come at a time when interest is rising in the city for leisure and business travellers, says Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism’s CEO, Tim Hunter (pictured).

Speaking exclusively to HM on camera at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square, the latest hotel to re-open in the city, Hunter said the extra rooms were much needed.

He also spoke about the demand from domestic travellers and the highly-anticipated new convention centre.

To view the exclusive interview, click on the YouTube image above.

Novotel Christchurch lobby EDITED

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management