Boasting views of Lake Wakatipu and the serrated, snowy Remarkables, QT Queenstown is a design hotel a few minutes walk from the town centre. Its rather bland exterior (a former Rydges Hotel) is offset within, where vintage and contemporary furnishings and flashes of colour enliven the pared-down stone, concrete and wood interior.
Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake and a palette of crisp whites and soft greys. Room facilities include a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a Nespresso machine. Room service is available 24/7.
✅Parking is free. Food comes courtesy of Bazaar, a restaurant concept presented as an ‘interactive marketplace’ successfully tested at QT’s Gold Coast property, which makes use of local produce to purvey a range of international flavours. Meanwhile, all things après are available from expert in-house mixologists at bar-with-a-view, Reds.
• 69 rooms
• Hotel opened: December 2017 (previously Rydges Lakeland Resort)
• Interiors: Nic Graham, Anna Roberts