Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa relaunches Penthouse No. 10
The Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has unveiled its new-look top suite, Penthouse No.10, following an impressive $2 million update completed to coincide with the destination’s peak summer season.
Over the past decade, Penthouse No.10 has been a home away from home for many movie stars, models and moguls visiting Queenstown. General Manager Vincent Macquet expressed his delight in the final look of the Penthouse and is certain that the renovation will extend and enhance the hotel’s offerings in the luxury market.
“We’re excited to reveal our new-look Penthouse No.10, which will appeal to loyal and new guests alike. Our designers have worked to deliver a chic, modern makeover befitting a Parisian-meets-alpine style apartment. While we’ve updated our furnishings and artwork, and refreshed our luxe colour palette and finishes, the team also took care to retain the indulgent French influence and accessible Queenstown charm of this amazing space which has appealed to and entertained so many guests over the years.”
Located just a few moments from the heart of Queenstown on the top floor of the Sofitel, distinct features of the 225-square-metre penthouse include sweeping, unparalleled views of Lake Wakatipu, two living areas and fireplaces, an eight-seat dining table, a private movie theatre, Bose audio system and latest technology Apple TV with more than 120 TV channels, plus Xbox Kinect facilities. An oversized patio comes complete with a six-seater Jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing with a partner or a larger party of friends.
Penthouse No.10 can sleep up to six guests, and features a walk-in wardrobe (his and hers) with makeup table and full length mirror. Offering European porcelain finishes, opulent bathrooms feature rain showers, in addition to a full body-length bath boasting a built-in TV and Hermès products.
A private bar offers a selection of eight different white and red wines (a mix of French and New Zealand such as Grant Taylor’s Central Otago Valli label), French champagne including Perrier-Jouët, and high-end spirits like Grey Goose Vodka and cocktail making equipment. In addition, a butler is at Penthouse guests’ service to assist with serving breakfast, and even helping with shopping bags while in town. The hotel’s executive chef will personally craft afternoon canapés daily, served by the butler – the perfect accompaniment to guests’ complimentary bar.
Every guest staying in Penthouse No. 10 will delight in a range of luxury extras, including private airport transfers, breakfast and canapés served daily in Left Bank Bistro or in the privacy of the Penthouse room (at no additional costs) by private waiter, access to Sofitel’s exclusive Club Lounge and complimentary private bar beverages. The offer also features a decadent wellbeing component to include a two-hour treatment of guests’ choice off the menu at Sofitel Queenstown’s award-winning So Spa. Guests can also choose to have their SoSpa treatment in the privacy of the Penthouse, or even on the balcony while overlooking scenic Lake Wakatipu.
Penthouse No. 10 is priced from NZ$5000 per night. *Terms and conditions apply.