Hotel St Moritz unveils new look in the heart of Queenstown


One of Queenstown’s finest hotels, Hotel St Moritz, has unveiled its new-look rooms and suites following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment completed to coincide with the start of the resort’s summer season.

This property, a member of the global MGallery by Sofitel collection, revealed its $4 million-plus room transformation as a result of joining the Sofitel universe.

Interior designer Stewart Harris has delivered “elegant, residential, handsome and desirable” touches to the hotel’s 134 rooms and suites, following the completion of its bathrooms last year.

Mr Harris has worked with the hotel since its development in 1998, and has delivered a distinguished design retaining the hotels’ alpine character. His brief was to firmly reflect the Central Otago landscape, and to bring a sense of cocooning and serenity to the location.

Hotel St Moritz General Manager Jo Finnigan expressed her delight with the new look and is certain that the renovation will continue to elevate the boutique hotel in the luxury market.

“Hotel St Moritz’s unique personality is perfectly matched with the open-minded character of the MGallery by Sofitel brand, and I’m delighted with how Stewart has animated our personality through this design.

“Stewart’s design embodies the style, stories and allure of Queenstown with a whimsical twist. He cleverly brings together ‘charming’ with ‘luxury’. The refurbishment demonstrates our owner’s obsession with quality and I’m convinced we’ll remain a one-of-a-kind as ‘there’s zero homogeny in this building!”

Rooms feature select artworks, showcasing local rural fauna, including a Hare named Bruce, after a regular guest. Autumnal colours throughout also reflect the local landscape. Kitchenettes in each suite have been replaced with a modern wet bar, albeit functional kitchen appliances such as toasters and microwaves remain. All suites feature a Nespresso machine.

Staying connected to the outside world is easy with cabling ensuring high-speed Internet, and Smart TV’s featured throughout the hotel.

Hotel St Moritz was developed by owner Graham Wilkinson in 1998. The hotel is currently New Zealand’s only MGallery by Sofitel property, joining a collection of 90 boutique hotels around the world.



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