Queenstown’s new five-star $60m lodge


A new $60 million luxury lodge being planned for Jack’s Point will be Queenstown’s largest yet. 

The five-star project, unveiled in Mountain Scene today, is also expected to be Queenstown’s biggest accommodation project during the next three years. 

Construction of the weathered timber/stone buildings, set beside the Jack’s Point golf course’s fifth fairway, is slotted to begin in the second half of next year. 

Eventually, it will boast 120 rooms for international jetsetters and employ more than 200 staff. 

A resource consent application is due to be lodged today. 

Jack’s Point developer John Darby says the trigger for the project is predicted growth in high-end visitor numbers arising from improving trans-Tasman air links. 

“To attract the high-end visitor, we need to have accommodation to justify the journey to Queenstown,” Darby says.