The Rees Hotel named Best Ski Hotel in New Zealand ·

The Rees Hotel named Best Ski Hotel in New Zealand

The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been officially recognised as the ‘Best Ski Hotel in New Zealand 2019’ at the World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel, Austria today.

The annual premiere awards programme, now in its 7th year, celebrates excellence in ski tourism and brings together representatives from ski nations across Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia.

It is the fourth consecutive time the 5 star hotel, luxury apartments & lakeside residences, on the shores of the Wakatipu overlooking the Remarkables, has been voted the number one, world-class performer.

The win is an international stamp of approval by peers, agents, industry groups and guests. Sion Rapson, Managing Director of the World Ski Awards calls the win a “remarkable achievement”. “Throughout the year, a record number of votes have been cast by leading ski tourism professionals as well as hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from across the globe. Ski tourism’s highest accolade is truly deserved and rewards your commitment to excellence and determination to become the undisputed market leader,” he says.

The Rees is dedicated to ensuring both skiers and snowboarders have a truly unforgettable New Zealand winter experience. Year-on-year the hotel’s innovations and collaborations seek to raise the service benchmark to the next level.

“We love the challenge of creating personalised experiences that lift the bar not only for the winter season, but all year round,” says Mark Rose, CEO of The Rees Hotel.

The smorgasbord of snow packages the property offers is extensive. They cater to all levels from the beginner to the elite freestyle powder-hound. From heli-skiing in the heart of the Southern Alps to exclusive access to backcountry terrain and all the top skifields that Queenstown has to offer.

“We launched our ‘Soho Experience’ this season – it’s an exclusive skiing experience over 260 hectares of the Soho Basin private backcountry. Complete with snowcat transfers the experience ends with a gourmet three-course lunch which has proven to be a fantastic collaboration that we’re really proud of,” Rose says.

Skiing families are a specialty too, at the luxury property with activity packs for every child on arrival, in-house babysitters, degustation menus and even private cooking lessons with the Executive Chef Corey Hume.

All guests enjoy the convenience of an on-site ski locker plus in-room custom fittings for all ski rental equipment. The fuss-free bespoke service is simple and may be accessed online prior to arrival. Follow-up service and collection is included.

For the last decade The Rees has been a dedicated accommodation sponsor of the Queenstown Winter Festival as part of its commitment to support one of the most significant winter tourism events at New Zealand’s most popular tourism destination.


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