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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL | COLOMBO AND ARMAGH ST CNR | 17L | 70 Metres | Refurbishment Completed

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"international and local interests are considering turning Christchurch's badly damaged former Forsyth Barr building into a hotel, as the city gears up for next year's Cricket World Cup.

Colliers International says it has had interest from both overseas and local players in converting the damaged office block into a 200-room, 4.5 to 5-star hotel."


Fingers crossed the Forsyth Barr is about to get a lease of new life!
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According to the new Ideas to Reality timeline, the Crowne Plaza is due to open in what looks like mid-2016.

But then again, they have the Cricket World Cup positioned in 2014, so maybe take it with a grain of salt.
Can't wait until they do something about the exterior grot.
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You missed a spot. I wonder how many kilograms the building lost after that?

Scaffolding is also on its way down.

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Is it just me of does the cladding still look very dirty?
It does a bit. I suppose there's only so clean you can get a 30 year old tower that's sat untouched for 6 years. Definitely a substantial improvement.
Looks like this is opening in August.

Crowne Plaza said:
We are thrilled to announce that we are now open for bookings, you can book your room or next event from 1st August onward!
Although to be fair, they said that is a conservative opening date with some contingency. They may decide to open earlier closer to the date.
Hoardings are down and reinstatement of surrounds , footpaths etc, is underway.

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