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The Spire Hotel recognised in global awards

The Spire Hotel has been nominated once more for the  World Luxury Hotel Awards across a number of categories as New Zealand’s Best; Luxury Boutique Hotel, Luxury Romantic Hotel, Luxury Small Hotel.

We are honoured to be recognised again as a leading operator and grateful for the support of the industry in nominating The Spire again in 2018.

Award recognition for The Spire Hotel is a regular occurrence over the years via the World  Luxury Hotel Awards as well as the World Travel Awards.  Alongside these, The Spire is consistently acknowledged as New Zealand’s leading boutique urban property.

Known for providing a modern yet classic haven from the hustle and bustle of central Queenstown, No5 Church Lane our cosy cocktail bar and restaurant has recently revamped it’s menu to offer a focus on light, fresh local ingredients.  A more vegetarian friendly selection  was a regular request to the hotel team and the kitchen have certainly delivered!

Keeping it local on the Wine front, the move is afoot to focus on the local wine region of Central Otago and highlight the wonderful range we have right at our doorstep.  We will have more to come on that this season so keep checking back for details.

The Spire Hotel is joined in the awards field by our sister property Eichardt’s Private Hotel  also no stranger to international recognition!

Luxury accommodation awards are a great way of maintaining our standards and we are thrilled to be part of the process again.

You can join in the voting and support The Spire Hotel here CLICK TO VOTE


Après ski made easy in Queenstown

apres-ski-the-spire-hotelAnyone organising a winter getaway to Queenstown this season knows that there is a little more to the planning of the what-and-where than just skis and boots. Once you’ve decided which mountains you want to visit, got your rentals organised, and booked your accommodation and transport, one must consider how to spend those chilly evenings après ski. We’re here to help, with some great accommodation packages available with The Spire Hotel.

In order to make the most of your winter adventure you will need at least 3 nights here in Queenstown. There are so many options for dining, drinking and adventuring you want to ensure that you get to tick off your favourite of each. With your accommodation at The Spire Hotel sorted (a Deluxe Suite if you please) you can take advantage of the inclusions that come part and parcel with your luxurious suite. Daily breakfast in your room or downstairs in the bar letting the smell of freshly ground coffee and the smooth soundtrack awaken you to the morning.

After last chair and the departure of the sun, head into No5 Church Lane for your après cocktails creatively prepared by our seasoned bartenders. Freshly tailored for those cold winter nights, the new winter cocktail list contains sweet, bold, and fragrant selections. Check out the Aztec Ruin for a delicious combo of coffee and chilli, or Whiskey Business for those who want to wander off the worn path and try something truly unique.

In the spirit of using exotic words for drinking and dining, enjoy a Mezze dinner for two in No5 Church Lane – also included in your accommodation package. Mezze is the Greek/Turkish custom of serving many small dishes simultaneously or in succession, to be shared around the table; and while sampling the flavours of the region a bottle of Surveyor Thomson pinot noir is the perfect compliment. A truly diverse affair.

To find out more about this package and to check availability simply head to our accommodation packages page and send us an enquiry.

The Spire Hotel named Top 5 on the South Island


The Spire Hotel has been named within the top 5 ‘must-stay’ hotels on the South Island by Qantas Travel Insider Magazine. We are very pleased to be included within this list, sharing the prestige with some other fantastic properties around the island.

Renowned for its natural beauty, the South Island of New Zealand offers travellers a multitude of experiences that you’ll not soon forget, including some wonderful bespoke hotels. Qantas Travel Insider rounded up the best luxurious stays throughout the island for you to unwind after an adventurous day of exploring.


Top 5 picks for what to get mum for Mother’s Day

the-spire-hotel-blog-mothers-dayDue to some cosmic scheduling issues Mother’s Day has come earlier than usual this year, falling on the 8th of May thanks to the 1st of the month falling bang on a Sunday. If that realisation has hit you like a proverbial brick (like it did me) you’ll no doubt be hitting the browser tabs looking for some gift inspiration. There are of course the standard choices like flowers or a sentimental, somewhat thought out piece of jewelry, but I like to think a little more along the lines of an experience; something Mum can really enjoy. But everyone and every Mum is different so let’s explore the options:


Flowers are usually a winner, they look beautiful, smell nice and are relatively cheap. They come in all sorts of colours and varieties and range from the last-second-oh-crap-I-forgot convenience store variety to the almost-blowing-your-budget florist creations, and will usually last a few days before Mum has to deal with them dying all over her coffee table. You can even go the step further and buy Mum a flowering pot plant that will (hopefully) stay alive and be the gift that keeps on giving – or taking, depending on the level of maintenance required!


Jewelry is a tricky thing and is usually very personal. My rule of thumb when it comes to jewelry is that it’s better to let the intended recipient choose it for themselves so as to avoid the item in question ending up in a drawer somewhere rarely worn and sadly forgotten about. I’ll admit that a couple of my birthday/Christmas bracelets and charms may have found their way onto eBay

With that in mind, I tend to think that giving jewelry as a gift should remain the domain of exchanging best friend charms in the school yard and tokens from romantic partners.


Ok so I’m talking about irons, vacuum cleaners, steam mops and the like…

Don’t do it. Just don’t.

Mother’s Day is about spoiling Mum and making her feel special, not upgrading the ironing board and in doing so suggesting that the task of the family ironing is reserved especially for Mum, which anyone not living in the 1950s should know is super uncool.


If your Mum is into the #pamperedlife then massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis or anything else that will spoil her for the day is a great option. Even a simple bubble bath with some Champagne can make her day, and our friends at Molton Brown have all kinds of sensory delights in their bath & body range. In fact we think they’re such a nice idea that for anyone staying in The Spire Hotel over Mother’s Day weekend will get a Molton Brown gift pack!


Sometimes simple really is best and breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day morning is tried and true. This year you can go big by booking a room at The Spire Hotel where Mum can enjoy room service breakfast in bed! That means all the prep, cooking and cleaning all taken care of and some of the comfiest beds around. For the whole month of May we have a special Mother’s Day package including breakfast, evening cocktails, airport transfers in one of our of luxury Land Rover vehicles AND an exclusive Molton Brown gift pack valued at $50 per person – with both ‘hers’ and ‘his’ options available. Minimum 2 night stay available for the whole month of May. Click here to book.

Mother’s Day win.


Autumn Magic Special

the-spire-hotel-blog-autumn-specialThe temperature has already begun to cool with crisp, still days and chilly evenings spent with a glass of Central Otago Pinot Noir. The leaves have begun their annual transformation painting the region in hues of yellow, gold and red and what better time to plan your pre-winter escape to Queenstown.

It’s a time when thoughts turn to Pinot Noir by the fireplace and magnificent bounty from the kitchens at Eichardt’s and The Spire. Bluff Oysters are in season and more popular than ever. Head Chef Will Eaglesfield has been foraging for courgettes and wild watercress, and the menus reflect the seasons bounty.


In the spirit of the season we have some exciting accommodation offers available online at with seasonal specials to get you excited to visit Queenstown this Autumn and Winter. Use the promo code FEAST when making your reservation via our websites to receive a beautiful tasting plate from the kitchen on your arrival, to be enjoyed with a complimentary flight of Central Otago wines. Just the thing to get your foodie escape underway!

Click here to book your pre-winter escape or contact us for more information:

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Holidaze – A Perfect Day in Queenstown

The vibrant team at The Spire Hotel welcome you into their stunning boutique property, which is a great representation to an overall taste of buzzing Queenstown.  You become at ease and fall into a “holidaze” as you unwind in your modern décor room that is lit by the warm morning sunshine, overlooking the notable, local St. Peters Church. Thoughtfully, the front desk team have put together a fun filled itinerary to get the most out of a quick stay that ranges from thrills to relaxation and of course only the best dining. Read More