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48 Hours in Queenstown by The Urban List

the-spire-hotel-48-hours-in-queenstownWhat can 48 hours get you in Queenstown? A lot according to The Urban List who recently mentioned The Spire Hotel in their piece on the lively mountain town titled 48 Hours In Queenstown. You can go from adrenaline-fueled fun in the a.m. to a vineyard tour at lunch and soaking in a scenic hot tub by sundown in this versatile holiday hub.

Known for being New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown is the ultimate all-year-round getaway. It’s just a skip, jump and a hop from Aussie and a measly two-hour flight from Auckland, so it would be criminal not to check it out at some point.

Although you’ll probably want to set up camp and stay there forever, Queenstown is definitely a place you could tackle in a blissful two days. From braving it on the bungy to eating epic burgers and discovering some seriously world-class vino, here’s how The Urban List says you should spend 48 hours in Queenstown.


The Spire Hotel wins Luxury Contemporary Hotel of the Year


The Spire Hotel has been awarded the title of Luxury Contemporary Hotel of the Year in the 2016 Asia & Australasia Awards Guide!

The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of travel and tourism achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement you should be proud of.

All winners of the 2016 Asia & Australasia Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our experienced in-house professionals as well as a number of celebrity guest judges. This ensures that only the most deserving teams, businesses and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades.  Award winners that have demonstrated success and innovation will gain a place in our soon-to-be published award winners’ guide, which will be distributed to over 500,000 readers.

The Spire Hotel is delighted to receive this recognition for our commitment to excellence and ensuring all of our guests have an unforgettable stay in Queenstown.


The Spire Hotel Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence

the-spire-hotel-blog-tripadvisorThe Spire Hotel today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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.


The Spire Hotel reaches Germany


The Spire Hotel has reached Germany with a mention in an article by Worlds Luxury Guide titled  Five luxury hotels and lodges in New Zealand! The article features some other exceptional properties like Blanket Bay and Cape Kidnappers as well as some wonderfully bespoke properties around New Zealand. 

Written by Patrick Lindner, the article has a fun and quirky take on where to stay when travelling around New Zealand and offers some insider tips on where to go and what to look for.


Explore the Snow Globe: The Spire Hotel among the world’s best


The Spire Hotel has been included in a selection of some of the most well known and high profile ski resorts around the world in an article entitled Explore the Snow Globe: Select Ski Retreats by Christie’s International Real Estate. We are exceptionally pleased to be included in such a list alongside the likes of Bighorn in Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Hotel Aurelio in Austria.

Lovers of days spent on pristine, powder-filled runs and evenings in front of a roaring log fire (or in a rooftop hot tub) are spoiled for choice this winter. Vacations on the slopes are becoming ever more sophisticated, with purpose-built resorts that cater to an elite ski community who place as much value on great food, luxurious spas, and better-than-home comforts as on the sport itself. Here are our editors’ top seven picks of the 2016 season’s must-visit ski resorts from around the world.

About Christie’s International Real Estate: Supported by the esteemed art auction house, Christie’s International Real Estate is a global network offering exclusive home and luxury real estate services to buyers and sellers worldwide. Working with affiliated brokerages, we bring the most desired homes to the world’s most discerning property buyers.