Having opened in April, The Carlin now counts itself among the exclusive network, which includes only 520 hotels worldwide, and three other accommodations in New Zealand.
The latest international milestone for the ‘beyond five star’ hotel follows the recent mention of The Carlin in TIME’s World’s Greatest Places, included in the Queenstown feature within the annual list.
“Independently-spirited; intuitive personalised service; attention to detail; bespoke experiences – are a few of the strong characteristics that define luxury as we know it at SLH, and The Carlin checks out in all aspects,” said Mark Wong, SLH’s Senior Vice President Asia Pacific.
“Coupled with its scenic location of one of New Zealand’s most iconic views, The Carlin is well-placed to be the choice destination for our luxury guests seeking ultimate discretion. We are delighted to welcome The Carlin into our brand portfolio,” Wong added.
The Carlin developer and majority shareholder Kevin Carlin said that he is proud that his hotel was invited to be considered for SLH.
“Being invited and accepted into the Small Luxury Hotels of the World network is a major milestone for The Carlin, especially so soon after opening,” Carlin remarked. “SLH opens up opportunities to reach high net worth and discerning travellers, which is a huge positive for Queenstown and the luxury tourism market across New Zealand.”
Spread over seven floors, The Carlin offers a range of spacious suites in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom configurations with 88 to 500 square metres of indoor and outdoor living space per suite.
Carlin designed the hotel and its extensive features based on five- and six-star hotels in Europe. These “beyond five-star” features include: private butlers, private chefs, private massage, a separate private entrance, extra-large indoor and outdoor living spaces and access to a private jet and luxury vehicles.
Other Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties in New Zealand include Bay of Many Coves, Queen Charlotte Sound; The George, Christchurch; and Eichardt’s Private Hotel, also in Queenstown.