We were guests at your hotel in July 2001 and really liked it. We loved Christchurch, and of course, were devastated when the earthquake hit and did so much damage. Imagine our delight when our daughter and son in law decided to travel to New Zealand for a month, and to stay at The George Hotel in March 2013!! When we were there, George Bear didn’t exist. Our daughter brought back to Savannah George Bear who now lives with us. He enjoyed his flight on Air New Zealand from Auckland to Los Angeles, too. George Bear has become good friends with our wombat, Wally, our koala, Foster, our Tasmanian devil, Hobart, and Macduff also from Christchurch. George and Macduff are especially close friends, because they both come from Christchurch..