One of Queenstown’s premier lakefront hotels, Crowne Plaza has purchased an Automated External Defibrillator to support Queenstown’s community.

The new defibrillator will be accessible for hotel guests and listed as a shared community device for public use. According to general manager Reinier Eulink, the life-saving equipment was a welcome addition to the hotel and community.

“The purchase is a great asset to our property,” said Eulink. “Having and AED available could one day help save a guest or visitor’s life. Thousands of guests visit our hotel each month, in addition to hundreds of delegates each year from large conferences to incentive groups and meetings. It is important that an AED should be within easy reach as it could one day prove the difference between life and death.”

St John New Zealand is actively promoting the growth of a network of AEDs for public use, through major employers and community organisations across New Zealand.