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Jucy hotel christchurch

It was only one week ago that we were meeting Rt. Hon. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Tourism at The New Zealand Tourism awards.

Fast forward 7 days and we’re back in his company at the official launch of the brand new (and first of it’s kind in NZ) Jucy Snooze hotel based at the Christchurch International Airport.

It’s the perfect place to spend the night when flying in or out of Christchurch, and of course particularly great if you have spent the day in Akaroa cruising or swimming with Hector’s dolphins and need to be back near the airport for your flight the next day / late evening!

The Jucy Hotel doesn’t open to guests until November so we thought you might want to have a little sneak preview. We even have a couple of behind the scenes shots from the night before the launch….step inside……

jucy hotel entrance christchurch

The Prime Minister of New Zealand, who is also the Minister of Tourism did a great job at the opening. It’s possibly the first time he has been to the unveiling of a pillow? Just another quirky Jucy touch….

Jucy Hotel John Key Christchurch


On the contrary to my little head popping out below there is nothing pokey about these pods. The Jucy pods are actually quite spacious, and really darn comfy. There’s room to securely store your luggage below, the blinds roll down to give you some privacy and there charging docks within your pod to satisfy any tech savvy traveller. Even the hammocks in the community area have charging docks.

Jucy hotel pods

Last but by no means least Jucy wouldn’t be ‘Jucy’ without some pretty cool touches and branding. We especially love the new ‘Pockets Of Awesome’artwork jointly comissioned by Jucy and Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism, along with the continuation of the indoor outdoor theme with these super deep and comfy pallet sofas and furniture!

jucy hotel decor

We say great job team Jucy! Will you be staying at the Jucy hotel? Let us know what you think below….


If you want to book a pod at the Jucy hotel simply visit www.jucy.co.nz

To rent a jucy car or camper (perfect for your trip to Akaroa!) then visit the Jucy website here