Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category. It was named the top historical hotel in the entire region of Australasia and Oceania in these prestigious awards.

“It’s an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We are very proud of the Heritage Christchurch team,” said Gary Jarvis group operations manager of Heritage and CityLife Hotels New Zealand. “There has been a lot of hard work and commitment gone in to the hotel since our reopening.”

Set in the 103-year-old Old Government Building on Christchurch’s Cathedral Square, Heritage Christchurch has been in hot demand for leisure guests and business travellers since its formal re-opening in 2013. The building was opened in 1913 and is designed by renowned architect Joseph Clarkson Maddison in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo style and is considered of ‘monumental’ importance to the city by architecture experts.