Heritage Christchurch wins Canterbury Heritage Award (2018) in Heritage Tourism category

Heritage Christchurch Exterior

Heritage Christchurch has just been announced the winner of the Heritage Tourism category in the Canterbury Heritage Awards 2018.

The awards honour Canterbury individuals, organisations and companies involved in heritage restoration, retention, promotion or tourism.

The award was presented on 15 June at the Canterbury Heritage Awards gala event in the Isaac Theatre Royal.

“We are honoured to receive this award. It is a huge endorsement for Heritage Hotels and what we stand for. We consider ourselves privileged custodians of this very special building,” says Gary Jarvis, chief operating officer of Heritage Hotel Management Ltd.

“We are delighted daily by the engagement of visitors with the building’s unique history and grandeur. The ‘heritage’ factor is a strong motivation for guests choosing to stay with us,” says Astrid Hay, resident manager of Heritage Christchurch.

Heritage Christchurch is set in the century-old Old Government Building on Cathedral Square. The hotel offers elegant suites in one, two and three bedroom configurations as well as a health club, lap pool and sauna on site.

The building was designed by renowned architect, Joseph Clarkson Maddison, in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style. It opened in August 1913 and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts.

Heritage Christchurch won the World Luxury Hotel Award in the Luxury Heritage Hotel category Australasia/Oceania region and the Luxury Historical Hotel category for New Zealand in December 2017. The hotel was also a winner in the historical category in 2016.

Media contact:

Susan Gibson
Group Communications Manager
Heritage Hotel Management

https://www.heritagehotels.co.nz

Beca Heritage Week 2018: “Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities.”

Beca Heritage Week 2018: "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities."

An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

Dates: 12-22 October.

The details have been released.

This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:

  • 125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
  • 100 years since the World War I armistice
  • 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.

The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history.

These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.

Blue Heritage Plaque Canterbury Contact Details

Blue Heritage Plaque

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Historic Places Canterbury is the local contact if you are interested in a Blue Heritage Plaque.
The Contact Email for the Blue Heritage Plaque Project is: blueplaque@historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz

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HERITAGE CHRISTCHURCH ANNOUNCED A FINALIST IN CANTERBURY HERITAGE AWARDS 27 APRIL 2018

Heritage Christchurch Exterior

HERITAGE CHRISTCHURCH ANNOUNCED A FINALIST IN CANTERBURY HERITAGE AWARDS

Heritage Christchurch has been announced a finalist in the Canterbury Heritage Awards in the tourism category.

The awards honour Canterbury individuals, organisations and companies involved in heritage restoration, retention, promotion or tourism. The biennial awards were first held in 2010 and have since evolved to reflect the changing heritage landscape of Christchurch, post the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

“We are very grateful for the recognition of our hotel in these prestigious awards. Every entrant knows the challenges faced to reprise and maintain a heritage building post 2011. We applaud all our fellow finalists in the awards and look forward to the outcome on 15 June,” says Gary Jarvis of Heritage Hotels.

The winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony event at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday 15 June 2018.

Heritage Christchurch is set in the 104-year-old government building (OGB) on Cathedral Square. The hotel offers elegant suites in one, two and three bedroom configurations as well as a health club, lap pool and sauna on site.

The building was designed by renowned architect, Joseph Clarkson Maddison, in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style. It opened in August 1913 and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts.

In late 2017, Heritage Christchurch was named a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Heritage Hotel category for the Australasia and Oceania region and the Luxury Historical Hotel category for the New Zealand region. The hotel was also a winner in the historical category in 2016.

For bookings and information email www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-christchurch

Susan Gibson
T.H.E. Group Communications Manager

Historic Places Canterbury: Recognised In CCC Survey

Source: The future of heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula – survey results

As part of the Heritage Engagement the CCC conducted  a survey and the results were released in :
The future of heritage in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula – survey results

Asked "Which of these heritage organisations and events have you heard of?"

Historic Places Canterbury's name recognition was ranked with CCC's Heritage Week!

“Famous artist Bill Sutton’s Christchurch red zone house saved from demolition, will be restored and gifted to city” The Press (Online Article)

Famous artist Bill Sutton's Christchurch red zone house saved from demolition, will be restored and gifted to city The Press

"Renowned New Zealand artist Bill Sutton's former home and studio in Christchurch's residential red zone has been saved from demolition.

Instead, it will be restored and gifted to the city. ..."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/103256576/famous-artist-bill-suttons-christchurch-red-zone-house-saved-from-demolition-will-be-restored-and-gifted-to-city