InterContinental Hotels Group’s® (IHG) fastest growing hotel brand* has made its debut in New Zealand with the launch of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Queenstown opening its doors today, 10 July. Opened in partnership with Pro-invest Group, the new-build hotel welcomes guests in time for the start of the ski season, offering an unrivalled location on the corner of Stanley and Sydney Streets in Queenstown’s city centre.
The hotel features 227 contemporary guest rooms including spacious suites – a Holiday Inn Express first in Australia and New Zealand – in addition to superior rooms which provide breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. The hotel’s architecture, designed by local architectural practice McAuliffe Stevens (MSRA), combines abstract elements representing ice and erratic rock forms to pay homage to the hotel’s landscape history and achieve a design that fits with the surrounding urban environment.
Smart travellers will be rewarded with easy access to the popular ski destinations of Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone, while tourist attractions such as the Skyline gondola and the town’s dining precinct are right on the doorstep. Home to fresh air and adventure, Queenstown is also the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Milford Sound for unforgettable exploration.