Hotel Update

23 August 18

Distinction Christchurch and Sudima Kaikoura

The New Zealand owned and operated Distinction Hotels Group have opened the Distinction Christchurch Hotel. The newly renovated 4.5 star hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes’ walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino, Cashel Mall and future Christchurch Convention Centre. With 179 rooms on offer, GPT travellers will definitely enjoy the comforts and inner-city location of this hotel.

For the 2018/19 season, GPT tours utilising this hotel are:

19 Day Rail, Cruise & Coach tours (tour code: GPR)
2 night stay (Day 9 & Day 10)

19 Day Showcase tours  (tour code: GPS)
1 night stay (Day 10)

Sudima Hotels have announced it will be developing a new purpose-built 4.5-star hotel in Kaikoura.  Sudima Kaikoura will be located on the shoreline of the Kaikoura township, with an exceptional outlook to the mountains and sea. The hotel will offer 118 rooms, a restaurant and bar, gym and pool, and conference facilities and is scheduled to open during the summer of 2019/20. Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, the CEO of Sudima Hotels, says, “….We intend Sudima Kaikoura will help attract visitors and increase the average rate in the local accommodation sector, all of which will help in the recovery of the local economy…..”. GPT has a long standing relationship with Sudima Hotels, currently utilising hotels in Rotorua and Christchurch.

You can read more information on Sudima Kaikoura HERE

Key Contacts

Malcolm Hegh (North Island)

Julia Savill (South Island)

Karen Lowe (Tour Guide Manager)

Jenny Saunders (Tour Operations)

Elena Randello (Quality Assurance)

Vanesa Brcic (Tour Guide Travel Arrangements)

Elizabeth Bezzina (Tour Product)

Stacia Morris (General Manager)

Peter Harding (Managing Director)



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