One of the best city center hotels in Queenstown, this modern six-storey hotel is 100 meters from the Skyline Gondola, seven km from the Queenstown Airport, and near Coronet Peak Ski Fields and golf courses. Amenities include signature restaurant Vie; intimate Nue Lounge; and Left Bank Café, which is part French kitchen and part tea room, and open for breakfast and lunch. LeSpa LeSpa offers a range of traditional Maori rituals and signature European massage and beauty treatments. It also features a Hammam steam room, Jacuzzi, and infrared light room. Accommodations feature signature MyBeds, pillow menus, and plush New Zealand possum throws. Bathrooms include spa-style bathtubs and separate rain showers. LCD TVs with DVD players provide entertainment. A premium hotel in the midst of all the action in exciting Queenstown!
Premier Golf Rating: A
You will find an explosion of colour and texture at Wellington’s new design-driven Hotel, QT Wellington. The walls host a curated collection of high & low-brow art sitting in a stunning harbourside location & engulfed by vines of vivid ivy. Your new Wellington creative hub is the epitome of cool luxury – high tech, sophisticated spaces & a paradise for foodies. Go beyond your boundaries as you are challenged by the scale of our art while experiencing the comfort of having everything the modern traveller needs at your fingertips. Art, design, curiosities and a dash of the absurd – QT Wellington.
Farm at Cape Kidnappers
After many years in development, the “five-star plus” Farm at Cape Kidnappers is now open. Located on the North Island in Hawke's Bay, in one of New Zealand's most important wine districts, Cape Kidnappers has a rich history beginning with its discovery by Captain James Cook in 1769. The new lodge, or 'The Farm' as it is called, is a five star experience like its sister lodge Kauri Cliffs up north in the Bay of Islands. Cape Kidnappers is set on a 6,000-acre sheep and cattle farm, which encompasses land reminiscent of Montana but plunges 800 feet straight into the sea. Each cottage suite has room controlled air conditioning, high speed wireless internet, remote control flat screen LCD TV, DVD, CD player with iPod connection, safe, fully stocked complimentary mini bar*, walk in closet, spacious bathroom with heated towel rack, separate WC and shower stalls, oversized bath tub, and twin vanities. 180 degree panoramic views of the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean are enjoyed from each suite's private balcony. Interior design is by Linda Bedell of Aspen, Colorado. Rates include breakfast and gourmet dinner each day, along with pre-dinner cocktails. The great Cape Kidnappers GC is at your doorstep!
Premier Golf Rating: A+
Hilton Lake Taupo
Relax in Hilton Lake Taupo guest rooms where considered amenities such as 32-inch LCD TV and walk-in showers furnish a touch of luxury. Upgrade to a spacious Guest Room Plus to enjoy panoramic views of Lake Taupo. Absorb history in the elegant marble bathrooms of Deluxe Rooms, sited in the Heritage wing, originally built in 1889. Fully self-contained apartments are ideal for groups or longer stays. In a choice of one or three bedrooms, all have fully equipped kitchen and private terraces. Dine in famous style at Bistro Lago - part of celebrity chef Gareth Stewart's Nourish group. Gareth’s Executive menu places emphasis on the finest of international produce. Savor signature dishes like Alaskan Crab and Prawn, and relax with a cocktail at the open fireplaces. Enjoy any mealtime al fresco on open air balconies.
Premier Golf Rating: A-
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
Bay of Islands
Located on 4000 private acres and developed by New York high-financier Julian Roberson, the gorgeously decorated lodge (Julian’s late wife Josie was the design supervisor) has quickly become one of the most desired properties in the golf world. Breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails and dinner is included for guests and the varied menu is superb – a true dining delight. The 24 bedrooms (suites) are spacious and include a separate walk in dressing room and large bathroom. The views from each room are easterly over the golf course and ocean for a beautiful vista from your private veranda. The Spa and Fitness Center is superb, along with three private beaches, lap pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, mountain bikes and hiking galore. With its world-class golf course and 5-star service, Kauri Cliffs Lodge is simply one of the world’s greatest retreats.