InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is set to open a Holiday Inn hotel in Queenstown later this year, following the property’s conversion from the Goldridge Resort.
The group has also announced new-build 120-room Holiday Inn Express hotel in Christchurch CBD, set to open in 2018, adding to the existing Holiday Inn-branded hotels across the nation.
The rebrand of the Goldridge Resort to Holiday Inn Queenstown will officially take place in December 2016 following a NZD$3.5million refurbishment of rooms and public areas. A 50-room extension to the property is also planned for the near future adding to the hotel’s existing 75 rooms. The property overlooks the Frankton Arm inlet of Lake Wakatipu, with easy access to The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields.
The new Holiday Inn Express Christchurch hotel, set to open late 2018, will be located 100 metres from the new convention centre, due to open in 2019.