Skyline

A Queenstown tourism boss is worried about repercussions of proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act for local operators. Tourism Industry Aotearoa's calling on the government to go back to the drawing board with the Act – changes include scrapping...

New CEO’s view from the top

How does someone who's spent most of their working life in pharmaceuticals end up running a Queenstown-based tourism giant? Boss Geoff McDonald discusses his job switch with Philip Chandler on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Skyline Queenstown's...
No one knows Skyline Queenstown's present-day gondolas better than David Glanfield. When the former Aucklander joined the company as a gondola operator in January, 1987, it was still running the original multi-coloured 'bubble' cabins installed 20 years earlier. In September that year,...

Bigger rooms with a view

A developer has started selling million-dollar central Queenstown apartments off the plans. Kevin Carlin has changed tack on his Queenstown Views project, replacing plans for 130 hotel rooms with 19 'two-key' apartment suites, plus two rooftop penthouses. That's brought the project...

Skyline plans mega carpark

As Queenstowners face a downtown parking squeeze, a local tourist company is planning a mega-carpark nearby. Skyline is proposing a 449-space carpark to service its proposed $100 million gondola complex redevelopment. Behind the rebuilt bottom terminal, the four- or five-level building...
The Environment Court says it hasn't found a reason to decline consent for Skyline Enterprises' $100 million-plus gondola redevelopment in Queenstown. But it still hasn't decided the "ultimate question" of whether the tourism giant should get consent. Judge John Hassan and...

$100m luxury hotel plans

An American developer is making a Queenstown comeback, with plans for a $100 million luxury hotel complex near Skyline's gondola. Kevin Carlin – who developed The Waterfront apartments 20 years ago and then the exclusive Lakeside Estates subdivision – lodged...
The big 5-0 is fast approaching for tourist giant Skyline Queenstown. Pitched as New Zealand's most-visited tourist attraction, it's asking locals to get on board to help it celebrate. The birthday bash includes a 50 Years of Fun campaign that will...
Skyline Enterprises hopes to build a $10 million, multi-level parking building behind the base terminal of the Queenstown gondola. The tourism giant has applied to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to lease a 8361sq m site in Ben Lomond Recreation...

Skyline lifts its game

Skyline Queenstown's luge chairlift might get a $5 million replacement. The tourism giant has lodged a consent to scrap its current two-seater lift for a four-seater. If approved, the new lift would be built mostly parallel to the current lift. Skyline Queenstown...
Tourism company Skyline Enterprises' striking new $8 million-plus Queenstown lakefront building is being officially named Eichardt's. The contemporary-looking building's name associates it with its historic neighbour, the five-star Eichardt's Private Hotel. There's also a tenancy connection. The new Eichardt's houses the hotel's...
OPINION: Skyline Enterprises had its genesis in the vision of the late Hylton Hensman, the doyen of Queenstown's tourism pioneers. I first got to know him in 1967 when, with a contingent of Southern Lakes people, we formed a promotion...
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