by Roy Heale
It’s the premiere lake and alpine destination in the Southern Hemisphere—and with good reason. Queenstown is truly a region for all seasons, with everything from world-class skiing to scenic golf courses on offer. When it comes to thrills, Queenstown is world-famous for its extreme adventure activities, from bungy jumping to jet boating. Foodies and wine lovers are in heaven here too. The Central Otago region is renowned for its superb wines, produce and boutique artisan producers—be sure to sample central Otago’s exceptional Pinot Noir.
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is positioned directly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and showcases panoramic mountain views over an unspoilt landscape. Rooms and suites are spacious and elegant, with a warm, soulful aesthetic. The Hilton Lakeside Residences are spacious open-plan one and two bedroom residences with apartment style facilities.
The rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind; providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work. Explore the various types of rooms, explore the amenities, and choose the space that’s right for you.
Feel at home in a spacious Guest Room, which features a comfortable King-sized bed and an LCD TV. Keep in touch with high speed internet access, relax in the welcoming lounge in front of the gas fireplace and refresh in the stylish bathroom with a range of luxurious amenities and separate shower and bathtub.
Deluxe Guest Room:
Unwind in a luxurious Deluxe Guest Room, beautifully decorated in an ‘alpine style’ and offering stunning views of Lake Wakatipu. Refresh in the stylish bathroom, stay connected with high-speed internet access and relax in the separate lounge area with its cozy gas fireplace.
Spoil yourself in an elegant Suite, which is beautifully decorated in an ‘alpine style’ in rich earthy tones and features a separate lounge area. Watch a movie on the LCD TV, stay connected with high-speed internet access, refresh in the elegant bathroom and enjoy stunning lakeside views from the private terrace.
Hotel Amenities and Services:
Whether conducting business, keeping up with a fitness routine or looking to spend quality time with your family, our Hilton hotel is here to make the most of your stay by offering the services you need, the amenities you expect, and the extras you deserve.
For Your Business Convenience:
• Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
• Business Center
• Express Mail
• Photo Copying Service
• Secretarial Service
For Your Comfort and Convenience:
• Babysitting Service
• Children’s Menu
• Family Package Offered
• High chairs
• Baggage Storage
• Bar Area
• Concierge Desk
• Electric Service
• Foreign Currency Exchange
• Guest Activity/Recreation Desk
• Laundry/Valet Service
• Local Area Transportation
• Luggage Hold
• Multi-Lingual Staff
• News Stand
• On-Site Convenience Store
• Room Service
• Safety Deposit Box
• Tour Desk
For Your Fitness and Recreation Convenience:
• Bicycle Rental
• Fitness Room
• Hiking Trail
• Jogging Track
• Sight Seeing Tours
• Walking Track
At Hilton, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite; savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients, or simply relax with a cup of coffee in the hotel lounge. From business brunches to pre-dinner drinks and everything in between, the options at Hilton are catered especially for you.
Cru Wine Bar and Lounge:
Be spoilt for choice with a wide selection of New Zealand and international wines, available by the bottle or the glass in the stylish Cru Wine Bar and Lounge. Set in the resort lobby area, this relaxed lounge features a cozy fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard and Wakatipu Lake. Savor a single malt at the end of the day on the outdoor terrace or order tapas to accompany your favorite drink.
For a delicious breakfast in bed, a cozy night in beside the fire, or a tasty late-night snack, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa’s 24-hour In-Room Dining is just a button-press away. The menu has been designed so there is something for everyone, with plenty of healthy choices and a few tasty treats for good measure.
Me & Mee:
Choose from a variety of delicious Chinese dishes at the lively, quick and economical Me & Mee at the Kawarau Hotel, managed by Hilton. A simple concept venue, it offers tasty ‘one bowl’ dining options, an exciting show kitchen, and value for the money. Take a seat in the bustling dining room, grab and go with Me & Mee’s quick take-away service, or relax on the outdoor terrace with a delicious and satisfying bowl of noodles.
Unwind in the casual and contemporary Stacks Pub in Kawarau Village, where you can enjoy delicious and great value for money cuisine prepared in a fun, interactive environment. With a signature pizza oven within the live kitchen, rustic interior design cleverly used to create feelings of intimacy and space and two outdoor terraces, one of which is covered, Stacks Pub is the perfect place to unwind with friends and watch a big game. Children dine free at Stacks Pub. One child aged 16 and under, per paying adult, may dine free from the children’s menu. Offer not available for ticketed events and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
The Lake Counter:
Conveniently located in Kawarau Village at the Wakatipu Steps, this modern, contemporary café, grocer and deli provides a variety of snacks and light meals, hot and cold beverages and takeaway menu items. It’s the perfect food convenience provider for locals, residents and guests, with easy access to car parking.
The signature lakeside restaurant, the Wakatipu Grill, at the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa reflects the best of New Zealand’s culinary heritage. The cuisine is inspiring with provocative takes on New Zealand flavors. Vast windows, an open kitchen and rotisserie, along with two circular slate fireplaces lend even more drama to this magnificent space. In the bar, be tempted by yet another captivating perspective of the lake, or an exceptional vintage – the 1000-strong wine cellar has a keen focus on Otago’s best winemakers. Linger on the generous terrace where the elements combine to spectacular effect: the lake’s indigo depths, the clear air and a decadent outdoor fire pit.
Indulge in pure relaxation at the award winning eforea: spa. Accessed via a grand staircase leading from the Spa, the pool is available to guests at Hilton Queenstown and visitors to eforea: Spa at Hilton. Work out with a few laps, or just have a splash around with the kids. And after a hard day’s adventuring, there’s nowhere better to warm up and soothe aching muscles than our large spa pool.
Known as the ‘Adventure capital of the world’, Queenstown looks like a small town yet displays all the energy of a big city. Guests at Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa will always find plenty to see and do as the hotel is in proximity to many popular attractions. Hit the slopes at The Remarkables Ski Field, one of New Zealand’s best known ski areas, or take an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight with G Force, from the top of the skyline gondola.
Experience the thrilling Shotover Jet boat ride and skim past rocky outcrops and twist through narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds. For a more relaxing activity, play a round of golf on one of four international courses near the hotel or visit Wine Tastes New Zealand and choose from a selection of over 80 wines.