Queenstown welcomes new 227-room hotel

The property is set to attract leisure and business travellers alike.

Holiday Inn Express will unveil its first New Zealand hotel next month, with the opening of a 227-room property in Queenstown.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown will officially open on 10 July in time for the start of ski season.

The hotel offers a selection of spacious suites, a Holiday Inn Express first in Australia and New Zealand, and superior rooms, with views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range.

Two meeting rooms will be available, while the hotel’s close proximity to the CBD will appeal to business and conference visitors.

Pro-invest Group CEO Ronald Barrott said the company is excited to launch the hotel now COVID-19 restrictions have lifted in New Zealand.

“With school holidays and the ski season approaching, and New Zealand’s COVID-19 travel restrictions lifted, we are anticipating that Queenstown and our latest hotel will be a popular destination for many holidaymakers,” he said.

“Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown has a stylish alpine vibe, complete with an outdoor lounge with firepit. It’s also equipped with the smart, simple rooms and features business and leisure travellers know and love.

“The hotel’s location will also appeal to corporate and business travellers and makes for an ideal events and convention venue, as it’s only a short distance from the CBD.”

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown general manager Jason Sabin said the hotel is all about smart, simple travel.

“Our rooms provide all the quality conveniences that make you feel at home, even when you’re away,” he said.

“We are proud of our sustainability-focused facilities and initiatives, such as the carpets throughout the building which are made from recyclable materials.”

Pro-invest Group has plans underway for additional New Zealand properties, having most recently acquired a site in Auckland where it will open its second Holiday Inn Express hotel and the country’s first Voco hotel in 2021.

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