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The Art Of Balancing Corporate Travel

May 24, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The combination of staying somewhere a little bit special while having complete connectivity with colleagues is the secret to maximising productivity while travelling, believes Geoff Naumann, Director of Sales and Marketing for InterContinental Wellington.

As a popular home away from home for corporate travellers, InterContinental Wellington knew it was important to keep business guests’ requirements firmly in view when incorporating many new design features in the remodel currently taking place.

The first stage of the multi-million dollar refurbishment involving a significant part of the luxurious Wellington hotel saw a newly defined Deluxe Guest Room category open with 84 rooms just prior to Christmas.

Deluxe Guest Rooms are ideal for the corporate traveller, Naumann says, with an audio hub including blue-tooth, the “perfect” wake-up call with a hot drink or juice, wi-fi, and USB on the generous flat-screen TV.

Now, with the second phase opening this week, guests have the option of upgrading to the new Club InterContinental Guest Rooms, offering an even greater sense of luxury with additional comfort features as well as access to the personalised service of the Club InterContinental Lounge.

“Anyone who’s travelled for work appreciates it can be hard trying to work in a strange environment.

“At InterContinental Wellington we’ve tried to minimise the hassle and enhance the luxury; if you have to be away from home, let’s make it a little special – and that’s where our Club InterContinental level really comes into its own.

“We start with the basics of an exceptional bed in a quiet room and build on that, aiming for both comfort and connectivity at your fingertips so you can easily catch-up on business while you relax.”

The 64 Club Guest Rooms have been totally recreated, including state of the art electronic room controls which include the curtains (operated by the touch of a button while still in bed), digital lighting, air conditioning/heating and frosting of the glass in the shower windows.

One of the outstanding features of Wellington is the harbour and its interaction with the landscape and people.  The new Club InterContinental Lounge takes advantage of the hotel’s position, spanning the total width of the hotel and overlooking the whole harbour with truly stunning views, day and night.

The final stage of the hotel’s remodel is a total refurbishment of The Lobby Lounge, Chameleon Restaurant and meeting rooms.  A new sense of arrival will be created within a redesigned reception supported by the Concierge team’s wealth of local insights.

The new-look InterContinental Wellington is scheduled to be completed by end of August this year.

With pics

The first guests sample the luxurious Club InterContinental Lounge, opened this week as the second phase of the InterContinental Wellington’s major refurbishment.

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