Back-to-back awards


Queenstown’s five-star The Rees Hotel has created history at Australasia’s leading hotel industry awards.

It’s the first property to have won ‘Best New Zealand Hotel’ two years running at the HM Awards for Accommodation and Hotel Excellence.

General manager Mark Rose, who’s previously won ‘best NZ general manager’ at the same awards, is pictured receiving the award in Sydney earlier this month with PR agents Caroline Davidson, left, and Megan Gaudry. The Rees’ GM since it opened 10 years ago, Rose says it’s “an absolute honour” to accept the award.

“We are truly blessed with an incredible team and their commitment, effort and support make this accomplishment possible.”

Over the past year Rose has overseen the opening of five luxury The Rees Lakeside Residences, the introduction of pioneering housekeeping technology and the ‘Rees Bees’ apiary initiative.