Opposition to Christchurch Airport building $80m Novotel hotel on city outskirts

  • Plans to build a 200-room hotel at Christchurch airport have upset some city developers and business people who say the location will damage inner city regeneration.

Christchurch International Airport Ltd, which is 75 per cent owned by the Christchurch City Council and 25 per cent owned by the Crown, announced last month that it was building the $80m Novotel Christchurch Airport hotel to fill a major gap in the accommodation market.

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Artist’s impression of the 4.5 star hotel to open at Christchurch airport by the end of 2017.