21 Sep 2010

Hotel repairs to begin

6:11 am on 21 September 2010

Millennium Copthorne says it will begin repairing its earthquake damaged Copthorne Hotel on Durham Street in Christchurch as early as this week.

The listed hotel chain says engineers have stated the building is safe, and most of the work will be repairing guest rooms.

The chain expects the works to be completed in six months and it will continue to employ hotel personnel in the meantime.

The Millennium Hotel and Copthorne Central hotels in Christchurch are operating normally and guests are being transferred there in the meantime.