Can you guess the winner of New Zealand’s Best Ski Hotel for 2016?
The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been crowned the “Best New Zealand Ski Hotel” at this year’s World Ski Awards held in Kitzbühel, Austria over the weekend. The Rees Hotel was selected from a shortlist of seven outstanding properties across New Zealand, making the award all the more impressive.
These prestigious industry awards were established four years ago and are ski tourism’s highest accolade, recognising excellence across a range of categories, from operators and departments to luxury ski properties worldwide. The World Ski Awards are voted on by travel professionals as well as the general public and are the only global awards to celebrate excellence in ski tourism.
The Rees Hotel is well located with convenient access to four first-class ski-fields in the Queenstown area: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Treble Cone and Cardrona. Together these fields offer a vast range of different terrain suitable for all levers of skiers and boarders.
The Rees Hotel is the ideal ski accommodation option for families, couples and groups. The generous-sized hotel rooms and one, two or three bedroom apartments will ensure guests return to comfort and relaxation after a full day on the slopes. Facilities such as complimentary high speed Wi-Fi and 200 in-room movies and an award-winning restaurant and wine cellar seals the off-slope deal for everyone. The hotel has a secure ski locker on site, ski field coaches going past the hotel at regular intervals or guests can arrange hire of a mini van with a driver guide. Hotel cars are also available for transfers.
The Rees Hotel’s complimentary ski concierge services make a snow holiday stay memorable for all the right reasons. The friendly and professional concierge team can help with arranging ski or snowboard packages, gear hire (which can be waiting pre-ordered and delivered to a ski locker or custom fit in the comfort of a guests’s hotel room or apartment), booking lessons with an independent instructor that can look after family or individual lessons or even heli-skiing.
“We are incredibly honoured to have been chosen as New Zealand’s Best Ski hotel”, says General Manager of The Rees Hotel, Mark Rose. “This award is a testament to the entire staff of the hotel for their commitment in striving to offer a unique ski accommodation experience in conjunction with high quality across all other facets and departments of our property.”
With direct flights, four ski fields and now a globally awarded luxury ski accommodation at The Rees Hotel, it is no surprise Queenstown continues to grow in popularity for Australian skiers and boarders.