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NZ’s Leading Hotel Residence

Monday, February 10th, 2014

new-zealands-leading-hotel-residences-2013-winner-shield-128 The Rees Hotel Queenstown was honoured to be announced as the winner of the  New Zealand Leading Hotel Residence Award in the prestigious 2013 World Travel Awards.

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry. In 2013, over 500,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers.

Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. The Grand Tour of WTA gala ceremonies are regarded as milestone events in the industry calendar, attended by the industry’s key decision makers, chief figure heads and the leading trade and consumer media.

In 2014, the Grand Tour sees WTA stage gala ceremonies in the Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean, South & Central America, North America & the Caribbean, Asia & Australasia, and Europe.

All regional winners then compete head to head in a final round of voting to decide who will triumph in WTA’s world awards – the ultimate accolade in the travel and tourism industry. The winners are announced on the night of the WTA Grand Final at the end of the year.

2014 Travelers’ Choice Award

Friday, January 24th, 2014

TripAdvisor2014 The Rees Hotel is proud to be recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the top five hotels in New Zealand. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with more than 125 million reviews and opinions by travelers around the world.

Certificate of Excellence Winner

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The Rees Hotel is proud to announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“The Rees Hotel Queenstown is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said  Mark Rose, CEO . “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

Click here to view The Rees Hotel’s recent accolades.

NZ Beef and Lamb Ambassador

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Watch Ben Batterbury, award winning Executive Chef from True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand. Take a journey to one of Queenstown’s hottest restaurants on Lake Wakatipu and see why this rising culinary star is cultivating such a following.

The calibre of Ben’s skill has not only meant he’s earnt an Excellence Award from Beef + Lamb New Zealand, he’s a 2012 Beef and Lamb Ambassador – a first for the tourism capital of Queenstown.

Credit: Produced by Destination Content with support from True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel and Beef + Lamb New Zealand.