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


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