Post by johnnyfalcon on Nov 7, 2019 17:26:34 GMT 12
On the verge of finally opening, Christchurch International Airport's new Novotel Motel represents the new standard in aviation enthusiasts' viewing platforms and watering holes.
Having spent some 3 weeks working on site I am happy to provide a taste of the view from the top (restaurant and bar) and from suites (level 6 down) with grand views North and West of the main runway, control tower, and apron hosting international flights, military movements, and Antarctic Deep Freeze operations.
I'm planning a christening session in the bar very soon - anyone care to join me?
A lot is happening out my window. A Dreamliner is preparing for its long haul to Singapore, an explosive detector dog is having a sniff through luggage, and an enormous American military plane is being inspected - no doubt preparing for its busy summer down in Antarctica. And I can see all this without leaving bed.
Here's what to expect staying a night at the newly-opened Novotel Christchurch Airport, right next to the runway.
The 200 room hotel has only been open a week, and sits just over 100 steps from the arrival hall. It faced a two-year delay opening, but some things are worth waiting for, especially if you like airports. And I happen to love them. ...