The Rees Hotel
Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island of New Zealand, The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated 5-star destination, offering a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodations, all with terraces showcasing spectacular panoramic views across the lake to the Remarkable Mountain range.
Exceptional features at The Rees Hotel include a library of rare books and art, delectable dining options and fresh local cuisine, a world-class wine cellar guided by an in-house sommelier, and a private beach and wharf, among other spectacular offerings.
The hotel’s team of experienced local and international staff pride themselves on delivering professional, friendly service that consistently exceeds guests’ expectations and is a hallmark of The Rees Hotel’s reputation. Quiet, private and sophisticated, this remarkable hotel epitomizes southern hospitality at its finest and an authentic New Zealand experience.
The Rees Hotel offers exceptional amenities, including:
- Fully equipped Gym
- Library featuring rare books and artwork
- Courtesy Shuttle to/from Queenstown town center
- Private beach and wharf for accessing jet-boat and water taxi services
Body Sanctum Day Spa
Relax, be pampered and feel rejuvenated in the soothing hands of world-class beauty therapists at the Body Sanctum Day Spa. This tranquil spa offers specialized packages and treatments to suit your needs.
Take a break from your busy life and indulge in the heavenly treatments menu, including offers such as popular massage therapies for couples, custom bridal packages, or nourishing signature facials. Inhale, exhale, relax … with Body Sanctum.
Indulgence Mobile Spa
Whether it is pure relaxation you require with a remedial massage after skiing, indulgence with a hot stone body wrap, rejuvenation with a hydrating facial, or a polish with professionally applied makeup for that super special event – the resort’s mobile in-room spa service offers 5-star treatments to help you relax and unwind.
Indulgence Mobile Spa’s boutique has been created for guests who appreciate an expert therapist and enjoy an indulgent experience, all while surrounded by the stunning views from a room at The Rees Hotel.
Queenstown is a year-round golfing destination and home to some of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand. Queenstown’s seven golf courses are just a short drive away, offering ample opportunity to hit the greens and tee-off!
June through August, Temperatures between -2°C and 10°C (35–50°F)
Nestled alongside the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by majestic, snow-capped mountains, The Rees Hotel is the perfect winter holiday destination.
Queenstown is a cosmopolitan town with a welcoming, vibrant energy that resonates across the resort — and at no time is this more obvious than in winter! Skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes, and guests, visitors, and those just curious about snow gather here to lap up the fun.
Every year from early June onwards, the region transforms into a winter wonderland —attracting snow sports enthusiasts from around the world, drawn to its incredible lake and alpine scenery, crisp blue-sky days, easy access to some of New Zealand’s finest ski and snowboard terrain, and a vibrant après ski scene.
The region’s four ski areas, all within a 20 to 90-minute drive of Queenstown, offer a range of terrain for all levels. With the first snowfall, you can feel the buzz in town as skiers and snowboarders gear up for a season of fun!
The Rees Hotel provides ski rental options and ski locker storage. Equipment and storage options can also be found in Queenstown.
Whether you’re hosting a casual meeting, a relaxed company retreat, or an intimate board meeting, The Rees Hotel sets the benchmark for accommodating personalized Meetings and Events. This exclusive destination is the ideal venue for a stylish Queenstown event, offering a variety of event spaces to fit your individual needs. This includes dedicated events space, Ruma Wai Kahu catering, and access to the award-winning True South Dining Room.
A dedicated and expert Event Specialist will assume personal responsibility for all aspects of your event, ensuring every detail is personalized, on time, and carried out to the high standards expected at The Rees.
Central Otago produces some of the best Pinot Noir in the world, thanks to the region’s combination of shale soil and sharply defined seasons. And with nearly 200 vineyards within a 1.5-hour drive of Queenstown, wine tours are a great way to explore (and taste) all the area has to offer.
The Rees Hotel takes adventures to new heights by providing access to helicopter tours in Queenstown, Auckland, Taupo, Mt. Cook and Franz Josef.
The Rees Hotel has its own fleet of luxury vehicles for bespoke tours and transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka, Mount Cook, Milford Sound and the West Coast.
The onsite team of experienced and passenger-endorsed drivers will be delighted to tailor-make experiences to suit your budget and ensure optimum comfort, while also providing comprehensive information on the landmark locations throughout the region.
The hotel’s modern fleet includes a Bentley Continental, Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7, and two Mercedes High Top Sprinters.
The True South Dining Room
The award-winning True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel exemplifies sophisticated, elegant dining. Take a journey here to one of Queenstown’s hottest restaurants — where guests are treated to a sense of sheer delight with something delicious, exciting and unexpected!
Offering mouth-watering monthly choices, with daily tweaks and seasonal changes, the menu showcases True South’s signature style that is fresh, clean on the palate and exhibits creativity, innovation and above all, amazing flavor.
True South’s pride in the surrounding region is expressed with a menu of dishes based mainly on local produce. Where possible, high-quality ingredients are sourced from suppliers in Central Otago; buying local not only assures freshness and quality control, it reduces food travel miles and encourages sustainable practices.
Bordeau Wine Lounge
The Bordeau Wine Lounge at The Rees Hotel Queenstown is dedicated to the enjoyment of fine wines, fine foods, and the comfort of good company. Offering wines from the world-renown chateaux of Bordeaux alongside the best wines of Central Otago and New Zealand, the Lodge is unsurpassed in its style and impressive wine list. Wines are stored in a professionally-managed, temperature-controlled wine cellar that services the Bordeau Wine Lounge.
Platters of appetizing selections of New Zealand’s finest in-season foods are specially designed for The Rees Hotel and are freshly prepared for your enjoyment. Coffee, a range of fine teas, home baked scones and pastries are constantly available to complete a unique food and wine experience.
Experience the hotel’s exclusive, tailor-made Culinary Series Events which also attract some of the top food and wine writers from around New Zealand and Australia. Extend your repertoire of fine wines or delight in the award-winning food pairings crafted by Executive Chef, Corey Hume. Indulge in some of the best cuisine and wine New Zealand has to offer, while taking part in thought-provoking conversation surrounding viticulture, local produce, and the wine industry.
Fine Bordeaux Collection
The fine Bordeaux wine collection at The Rees Hotel has achieved a rating from Mr. Robert Parker, a world-renowned wine professional. His score (which is out of 100) has, over the past 25 years, become a guide to the quality and expense of wines from Bordeaux. The Rees stocks a selection of wines from the different regions of Bordeaux, all of which have achieved a score of 80 or above.
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