The Rees

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...

Hotel breaks $20-an-hour

A Queenstown hotel's lifting its minimum wage to $20 an hour in a possible first for the local hotel industry. The Rees Hotel's putting in the new rate for entry-level staff this coming Monday due to Queenstown's high cost of...

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,...
Award-winning Queenstown hotelier Mark Rose doesn't mind washing dishes. The Rees Hotel boss says it's about doing whatever it takes to ensure guest satisfaction, he tells Philip Chandler If anyone's stamped his mark on a Queenstown hotel, it's Mark Rose. The award-winning hotelier...
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