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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

ME Magazine | February 2013

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

February 2013 | ME Magazine spoke to our Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury about his latest gastronomy achievements. Read the article here or view the full magazine online here.

The Central Otago Mirror

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

30 January 2013 | True South Dining Room’s Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury talks to Sue Fea of¬†The Central Otago Mirror about his restaurant¬†recommendations¬†published in international dining¬†guide, Where Chefs Eat – including “Local Favourite” Fishbone Bar & Grill.

Click HERE to read the full article.

Newsletter | Summer 2012/13

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Summer 2012/13 | It’s is shaping up to be a busy summer, with many events and new packages for our lucky guests! For all the latest news for the coming season, click here to read our latest newsletter.

Media Release | 16 November 2012

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Immediate Announcement
16 November 2012

The Rees Hotel Queenstown Appoints Food & Beverage Operations Manager

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Silvia Scheidl as Food & Beverage Operations Manager.  Ms Scheidl’s promotion comes after working for more than two years as second-in-charge of Food & Beverages at The Rees’ award winning True South Dining Room and Bordeaux Wine Lounge.

Formally qualified in Hotel Management at HLF Krems School in her native Austria, Ms Scheidl has twenty years experience in the hotel and hospitality industries behind her.  She has held a variety of roles at internationally reputed hotels and major hospitality brands like the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane, Australia and Restaurant Loibnerhof, Austria, which has an award-winning vineyard and winery attached.

In addition, Ms Scheidl spent three years working on the world‚Äôs largest and best luxury cruise liners in order to extend her hospitality and tourism skills while perfecting her English.¬† Conde Nast traveller has consistently ranked the six-star Crystal Serenity cruise liner ‚ÄúWorld‚Äôs Best‚ÄĚ and Ms Scheidl says she is proud to have been part of a team that claims such honours.

A trained sommelier with certification, Ms Scheidl will use her existing knowledge and expertise of The Rees brand along with her wealth of international experience to manage her team to greater heights.  True South Dining Room recently received the internationally acclaimed US magazine Wine Spectator’s 2012 Award of Excellence РMs Scheidl says she hopes to maintain this high standard of service and accolades while gaining consistency and growth in local visitor numbers and return overseas guests.





The Rees Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand

The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic five star accommodation with all the comforts of home and the service and facilities of an elite international hotel.

Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees Queenstown’s terraced construction delivers complete privacy and showcases panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand.

It’s landmark restaurant is the True South Dining Room.

For more information contact:

Victoria Hawkins
Ph: (09) 575 0821
Mob: (021) 605 342

Sarah Sparks
Director markomPR
Ph: (09) 575 0824
Mob: (021) 318 813




A Magazine

Monday, September 24th, 2012

September 2012 | A Magazine is an entirely online magazine that curates the interesting & beautiful. Take a look at their travel feature on The Rees Hotel here.

ME Magazine

Friday, September 21st, 2012

September 2012 | It’s been a year of accolades for The Rees Hotel and True South Dining Room, including a Wine Spectator Award for Excellence. Read the full ¬†article in Edition 6 of ME Magazine here.

Newsletter | Spring 2012

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Spring 2012 | The promise of a long hot summer is just around the corner and meantime we are still enjoying the benefits of a strong ski season with very high occupancy levels in the hotel. Click hereto read the full newsletter.

MiNDFOOD Magazine

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

September 2012 | Follow True South Dining Room‘s Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury on his trip to local Queenstown growers, who he collaborates with to bring fresh produce straight form the paddock to the plate. As featured in the latest issue of MiNDFOOD magazine, with story told by Editor, Michael McHugh and stunning photography by Andrew Coffey.

Click here to see the full spread.

Delicious Magazine

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

August 2012 | In this month’s ‘Locavore’ section,¬†local-in-the-know Sam Neill (NZ actor and winery owner) shares his favourite Queenstown hotspots. Among his top picks were The Rees Hotel and True South Dining Room.

Click here to read the full article.

Luxury Adventures

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

21 August 2012 | As one of our key partners, Luxury Adventures interviewed our CEO, Mark Rose and Executive Chef Ben Batterbury. Get some key insights into the different aspects of their lives and how these influence the experiences we offer.

Click here to read the full blog post.