The earthquake hit Christchurch hotels owned by the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ group face a mix of concerns before they are ready to take guests again. The two Holiday Inn hotels in the Christchurch Central Business District and the Crowne Plaza are in a similar position.
The Copthorne Hotel in Durham Street only opened recently following repairs and reinforcement after the 4th September 2010 earthquake. Once again this hotel has been deemed unsafe for occupation at the moment.
The Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central located across from Victoria Square had been issued with a restricted use notice. A more detailed structural inspection is required.
The Millennium Hotel Christchurch in the Square at the back beside the damaged Christchurch Cathedral has been cleared for re-entry once the cordons around the Central Business District (CBD) are lifted. At this stage there is no definite date for removal of the cordons.
The Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) run the Crowne Plaza Christchurch, Holiday Inn City Centre Christchurch and Holiday Inn on Avon.
This group have all sustained differing degrees of damage and remain closed until a detailed assessment can be undertaken by authorities.
An email address has been established for guests who were staying in the hotels at the time of the earthquake and who are now enquiring about the retrieval of their belongings. You can register your contact details along with the name of the hotel at the following address – Christchurch.Guests@ihg.com