Sudima Christchurch City obtains official 5-star rating from Qualmark

Sudima Christchurch City has received an official 5-star rating from Qualmark, just two months following its official opening.

On 1st June 2019, Sudima Hotels opened its new $40 million five-star boutique hotel in the central city. Sudima Christchurch City, the fourth hotel in the national group, has added high-grade stock to the city’s in-demand accommodation market with 86 rooms including 45 luxe king rooms, 33 luxe twin rooms, six luxe apartments, and, on the top floor, two executive apartments with outdoor balconies.

The hotel is a great development for Christchurch’s central city and brings additional businesses to the upscale site. Exciting additions include Moss Spa, the first purpose-built spa to open since the earthquakes, and Vices & Virtues Restaurant and Bar.

Sudima Hotels founder and CEO Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala says, “We are very proud to introduce this new hotel to the Christchurch market and create 28 FTE jobs to the region."

"We have built Sudima Christchurch City to a five-star quality and it is great to officially be recognised by the Qualmark standards.”

Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala, CEO and founder, Sudima Hotels

Qualmark recognises businesses that deliver a quality sustainable experience, who have safe principles and practices, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality. It is a recognized seal of approval that signifies guests experiences will be of the most high-quality that New Zealand has to offer.

True to Sudima Hotels’ reputation as a sustainability, diversity and accessibility leader in the accommodation and hospitality sector, the group aims for all new hotels to be built to a standard that enables certification to carboNZero status as soon as possible following opening, as well as the ability to achieve accessibility accreditation from Be.Accessible. Sudima Christchurch City has opened as a single-use plastic-free facility and is the first hotel in New Zealand to have a plant-based bathroom range and biodegradable slippers.

Sudima Christchurch City joins existing Sudima Hotels’ properties at Auckland Airport, Rotorua and Christchurch Airport. Two more, in Kaikoura and the Auckland CBD, are under construction.

Check out this video with footage of the new hotel and interviews with the team.