Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Spring is on Christchurch’s doorstep – and so it’s daffodil time!

Once again this year we have Cancer Society Daffodil Day daffodils on our office counter.

Daffodil day is on 27 September. Daffodil Day is a fund raising event to help Cancer sufferers and promote cures for cancer. Business and individuals who make donations are thanked by a lovely bunch of daffodils.

And..... 2 days ago we went for a walk to Hagley Park and were able to confirm that the yellow carpet will soon be with us!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Environment motel Christchurch

CentrePoint on Colombo earns environmental award

CentrePoint on Colombo is now green as well as clean!
Today we got an email from Qualmark today saying that we have been awarded the Qualmark Enviro-Silver Award, a first for a Christchurch central city motel!

Over the last 2 ½ years we’ve been adding our touch to CentrePoint on Colombo and doing a bit here and a bit there to become cleaner and greener. If you’ve stayed with us you’ll know about our in room recycle boxes. If you haven’t stayed with us recently, next time you’re here you’ll be able to experience the luxury of our all new Methven Kiri Satinjet water saving shower heads.


Around New Zealand over 470 businesses have Enviro Award status and CentrePoint on Colombo Motel is now one of them!!!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Christchurch Concert Accommodation

Robin and Robin Singing & Laughing together in Christchurch!

NOT, but nearly. They have both announced that they will be in Christchurch, at the CBS Canterbury Arena (formerly Westpac Arena) only a week apart. Christchurch is the place to be this November.

These 2 megastar shows are not to be missed, book your Christchurch motel accommodation at the closest luxury motel to the Christchurch city centre to be sure not to miss out!

Robin Gibb, the voice that set alight a million romances and as many dance floors, returns to New Zealand and other than Christchurch on 12 Nov., he’s only playing Wellington & Auckland. It's Show Week so get your tickets and book your concert Christchurch motel now.

Robin Williams has chosen Christchurch for his first ever New Zealand show! The Oscar winning actor is bringing his Robin Williams’ Weapons of Self Destruction tour to town on 19 November. The only other place he’ll be is Auckland so secure your Christchurch concert accommodation now. Tickets go on sale 2 September.

CBS Canterbury Arena (formerly Westpac Arena) is just a short taxi ride away from CentrePoint on Colombo Motel and you can easily be back in town after the show to enjoy the rest of the evening!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Eco Accommodation Christchurch

CentrePoint on Colombo Motel has just had its annual Qualmark inspection, retaining our 4 Star Plus rating. This means our valued guests get an even better experience next time you stay! It’s better because we have made more than 20 improvements over the last year. (ask about them next time you’re here)

And……our central city accommodation has been invited to apply for an environment award. We are aiming for Enviro Silver – a first for a central Christchurch motel….. watch this space!

One of the big changes we’ve made and everyone is loving is in the shower – where else!! Guests often commented on our showers’ generous flow of water and we didn’t want to take that away. It took a while but after much consideration we decided on the Methven Kiri Satinjet shower head for all our bathrooms - “a shower head that changes an everyday ritual into a luxurious experience” – quoted from the catalogue but we’ll back it up because we have one too!!

We invite you to come and experience the Methven difference at your Christchurch Eco Motel.

Christchurch Bizzone Accommodation

Finally it was our turn! Throughout the year we provide Christchurch conference accommodation to guests, both attendee and exhibitor, attending conventions etc. at the Christchurch Convention Centre. We tell them on check in, “it’s just 2 minutes walk to the Peterborough St. entrance so it’s an easy walk back for lunch or a coffee.”

So we decided we’d better try it out at the Bizzone Expo. Checking out the latest/greatest new ideas and products and also being able to talk directly with a variety of service providers was a big pull. And we really got into the Seminar Series, going to 10 over the 3 days.  One of the good ones was Steve Bonnici's (Urgent Couriers) talk about innovation....hard to think how good it would have been if he hadn't had just 3 hours sleep while stuck on Mt. Hutt the night before with 1200 others!!  Being only 2 minutes walk from CentrePoint on Colombo Motel to the Christchurch Convention Centre made getting there and back several times during the day easy!

Next time you require Christchurch convention accommodation, 2 minutes walk from the Christchurch Convention Centre, book online at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel!!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Rugby accommodation Christchurch

Rugby fever has gripped Christchurch with only 5 days till the big game - All Blacks vs. Wallabies.

The All Blacks are in town and are busy around the city whipping up Rugby Fever (see front page of today’s Paper) Robbie Deans (local boy and Wallabies coach) is also here and tickets are almost sold out. Details here.

This Saturday is a dress rehearsal for next years Rugby World Cup 2011. The plans for the mini stadium in Cathedral Square next year (see front of yesterday’s paper) are being finalised and it is looking good. All only 750m from your rugby accommodation, CentrePoint on Colombo Motel.

If you are going to be in Christchurch this weekend, here’s some info about what is happening.

The roads (High St. & Ferry Rd.) from Cathedral Square to the Stadium have been renamed “Rugby Road” and new lights are being installed. From 5pm The Amazing Race host (another local boy) Phil Keoghan will lead The Rugby Road Parade from the Square to the Stadium.

The roads are going to be closed and prize draws, food etc. along the way should make it a “not to miss” event.

If you’re staying with us at the Closest Luxury Motel to the City Centre, plan to leave about 4.45pm to be in plenty of time to join the festivities.