Hilton Queenstown

Three Queenstown innings

By PHILIP CHANDLER Over three stints in Queenstown, project manager Geoff Cotton’s been involved in some of the resort’s biggest builds. After working for CDL Hotels in London, he came to Queenstown in ‘94 as client project manager for the Millennium...

Young iwi rep building bridges

Born-and-bred Queenstowner Mike Rewi’s fitting of the ‘renaissance man’ label. A long- time Wakatipu Prems rugby winger, he’s dabbled in a music career, but he tells HUGH COLLINS he now spends as much time as he can volunteering with his iwi,...
Who'd be a hotelier right now during this worldwide Covid-19 pandemic? With thousands of Queenstown hotel beds lying empty, and the likelihood it could be ages away before New Zealand reopens its borders for international arrivals, PHILIP CHANDLER talks to three local hoteliers about their...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With an estimated 4500 Queenstown-Lakes workers losing their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis, the local Opposition MP’s urging the government meet with the local community, and particularly the decimated tourism sector. ‘‘This is an absolute bloodbath’’, Queenstown-based MP...
Former Queenstowner Jaime Sands, who worked for the Queenstown Lakes District Council and, latterly, Hilton Queenstown, is now working on a private yacht in the Caribbean - where lockdown has its own challenges, and the consequences of Covid-19 are...
Kelvin Peninsula Community Association's launched a petition urging Otago Regional Council (ORC) to support Queenstown's soon-to-be-scuppered ferry service. Ferry operator Go Orange last month announced the service - aside from water taxis to the Hilton - would end February 20. Despite...
Few Queenstown hotel staff are as passionate about looking after guests and selling the resort as Hilton chief concierge Nathan Wise. He discusses his career with Philip Chandler, ahead of taking on a new challenge. Queenstown this month loses its...
A prominent Queenstown developer has had its case over "trespassing" rock anchors on its lakeside land dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Lakes Edge Developments, controlled by Chris Meehan's Winton Partners Holdings, challenged a High Court ruling which found rock...

$46m appeal win

Asian investors who refused to settle on Queenstown apartments during the global financial crisis have won a landmark $46 million case. A Court of Appeal decision, centred on the Kawarau Falls hotels site, has overturned a High Court decision which...
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