Hospitality Business Magazine

Three times a charm for Eichardt’s Private Hotel at World Ski Awards

rsz_eichardts_private_hotel_in_queenstown_named_best_in_nz_againIt was once, twice, three times a winner as Eichardt’s Private Hotel took out the distinguished title of New Zealand’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel at the annual World Ski Awards for the third consecutive year.

Acknowledging exceptional success in the ski tourism industry, the luxury Queenstown hotel was presented the award at a glamourous black tie Gala Ceremony held on November 21 in Kitzbühel, Austria.

The event was attended by ski tourism figureheads and market leaders from North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia and took into account votes from thousands of ski tourism professionals and members of the public to determine the best of the best across the globe.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel owner Andrew Cox praises his team for their unwavering commitment to excellence across all levels of the hotel proposition.“Queenstown is known as the skiing capital of the Southern Hemisphere so to be awarded three years consecutively as the best choice for premium accommodation is certainly a proud moment. 

“Our team works hard to go above and beyond to identify the best in skiing experiences to our guests.  This can mean anything from private boot and board/ski fittings in their suite to heli-skiing on untouched powder, so it’s great to see their diligence recognised on the world stage.”

World Ski Awards Managing Director Sion Rapson launched the World Ski Awards in 2013 with the aim to drive up standards within the ski industry and reward the organisations that are leaders in their field. “Each winner can take enormous pride – they have been voted the finest in class against stiff competition,” Rapson said.

The hotel is part of the Imperium Collection, a collective of accommodation and dining offers including The Spire Hotel, Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Eichardt’s Bar, Eichardt’s Lakefront Apartments, Eichardt’s Residence and No5 Church Lane Restaurant and Bar. The Spire Hotel was recently awarded Oceania and Australasia’s best luxury boutique hotel at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, which is the sister ceremony to the World Ski Awards.