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Up and running: Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park GM Mathew Simister and Xue Yang, of QLong Investments Ltd, officially open Queenstown's newest hotel

By TRACEY ROXBURGH

Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park’s doors have officially opened.

The ribbon was cut for the 182-room hotel last Thursday.

General manager Mathew Simister says the hotel’s ‘‘an investment in Queenstown’s thriving community’’ and its opening is perfect timing for the summer holidays, and for lockdown-fatigued Aucklanders who were finally able to leave the City of Sails from Wednesday.

Developed and owned by QLong Investments Ltd and operated by IHG Hotels & Resorts, the new hotel created over 100 jobs during its two-year construction, and will provide over 50 jobs for locals.

The hotel includes an open lobby with a fireplace, Giants restaurant and bar, a media lounge, seating areas and an E-Bar, with plug-in power, Wi-Fi and wireless printing.

There are also four flexible meeting rooms, catering for small meetings of up to 30 people, or up to 200 people theatre-style.

To celebrate the opening, and domestic border restrictions easing, Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park is offering, subject to availability, the second night free for stays from now till December 28.

That applies to bookings made by emailing reservations.hiqrp@ihg.com

tracey.roxburgh@scene.co.nz