Queenstown hotel rebranding follows $4m refurb


A Queenstown hotel is changing its name following a $4 million upgrade.

Kingsgate Hotel Terraces, on Frankton Road, will be rebranded Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown, Lakeview, from the start of next month.

It will be the resort’s second Copthorne – Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront is also on Frankton Rd, just one block away.

Sixty-six guest rooms and 19 two-storied, two-bedroom apartments have been refurbished at the outgoing Kingsgate Hotel Terraces.

Remodelling of the hotel’s public spaces, including its bar, restaurant and lobby, will be complete early next month.

The hotel is also adding a new spa pool and gym facility.

“Our significant investment in the hotel will improve the overall guest experience,” Millennium and Copthorne Hotels NZ managing director B.K. Chiu says.

“The change of name, incorporating ‘Apartments’, will help to showcase the property’s existing features to a wider market.”

The hotel, formerly known as The Terraces, opened 25 years ago.

Both it and the other Queenstown Copthorne are managed by Robert Oakes.