Crowne Plaza CHC to come down

first_imgUp to 160 Crowne Plaza Christchurch employees have been left uncertain of their future after owners announced it would demolish the property.Updating staff yesterday afternoon, Eureka Funds Management explained that the property which was badly damaged after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city in February this year, would be torn down.The company said that the cost of rebuilding was the cause of its decision and that it “remains committed to maintain a presence in Christchurch” it would not rebuild the hotel in the same location.The company added that its primary focus for the moment was relocating and redeploying its staff, who have remained on full pay since the quake, in other hotels.”Today’s meeting gave closure to our Christchurch colleagues who have been waiting for the structural engineers to provide their assessment on the hotel,” IHG (recruited to manage the hotel) Australasia chief operating office Bruce McKenzie said. “Our first order of business is providing fresh opportunities for those of our colleagues who are willing to relocate from Christchurch.“That said, we’re working closely with the City of Christchurch, our partners and the industry to determine that future, with every intention of remaining a part of this city.”Aside from the Crowne Plaza, there are two other Eureka properties in Christchurch, Holiday Inn City Centre and Holiday Inn on Avon. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img