Christchurch's largest hotel now fully open for business
The remodelling of Christchurch's newest hotel is now complete.
Situated in the heart of the city, the 264-room Breakfree on Cashel Christchurch incorporates a former office block-turned hotel, and has been transformed into a modern and affordable place to stay.
The hotel's design embraces the city's history with the interior showcasing recycled timber salvaged from Christchurch buildings demolished following the 2011 earthquakes.
Breakfree on Cashel General Manager Graeme Back said the hotel added vital room numbers to Christchurch's accommodation offering, for both the leisure and business market.
“The $30m project – which also sees the hotel reach a Grade A seismic rating – will undoubtedly revive what is arguably the city’s most popular hotel by offering modern and vibrant, yet highly affordable accommodation for the leisure and tech-savvy business traveller."
The hotel incorporates some of the latest smart technology. This includes high-definition and interactive digital entertainment systems enabling guests to mirror their smart phone on the TV screen.
Hotel facilities include unique pod-style rooms as well as the addition of traditional hotel rooms located on the top floor executive level. There is a contemporary café/restaurant and bar, breakfast room, guest lounge and conference room, 24-hour reception, internet kiosk, guest laundry and onsite parking.
Owner Mantra Group also manages the award-winning Peppers Clearwater Resort situated 7km from the centre of Christchurch. BreakFree on Cashel brings the total number of Mantra Group hotels in New Zealand to 11 but this is the first traditional hotel concept under the BreakFree brand.