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The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments


The Rees Hotel Queenstown was awarded ‘Best NZ Hotel’ and it’s Executive Chef, Ben Batterbury 'Best Hotel Chef' at the prestigious 2017 HM Awards for Accommodation and Hotel Excellence held in Sydney on 1 September 2017. The accolade is the golden trifecta after the hotel took out the ‘Best Tourism Organisation or Travel Product’ category in the Australian Society of Travel Writers awards of excellence earlier in August 2017.

The HM Award's received 2800 entries this year across 41 categories that were judged by a panel of 20 industry professionals and travel media. The Rees was nominated as finalist in five categories: Best Chef, Best Hotel, Best General Manager (won previously), Best Communications and Best Overall Australasian Hotel. It shared the two major awards with Sofitel Auckland and Chef, Nancy Pirini of the Novotel Auckland Airport.

The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments is a registered Qualmark Gold and 5-Star rated hotel. Qualmark licenses qualifying businesses to use the Qualmark ‘tourism’s official quality mark’ ensuring international and domestic travellers can easily select high quality, professional and trustworthy tourism businesses.


January 2018

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is proud to be recognized by TripAdvisor® as winners of the 2018 Travellers Choice award, putting us in the top 1% of hotels around the world.

 TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with more than 125 million reviews and opinions by travellers around the world. Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated hotels on TripAdvisor, according to the reviews and opinions of millions of travellers worldwide.

November 2017 - Crowned New Zealand's Best Ski Hotel, 2017
The Rees Hotel Queenstown was honoured to be crowned as the winner of the New Zealand's Best Ski Hotel Award in the prestigious 5th annual 2017 World Ski Awards. The Rees Hotel was selected from a shortlist of seven outstanding properties across New Zealand, making the award all the more impressive. This is our second consecutive year winning this prestigious award.

Based on 1M+ reviews from 85 different publications, the award is awarded to only the most outstanding hotels. TripExpert takes a new approach to ratings by using only expert reviews from travel guides, magazines, newspapers and other respected sources.

Fewer than 2% of hotels worldwide receive the award, and we are extremely proud of this fact!

True South Dining Room


True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Award of Excellence by US wine and hospitality magazine, Wine Spectator.

The internationally acclaimed Wine Spectator’s annual Excellence Awards recognise a wine list of 100 or more quality wine selections that thematically match a restaurant’s cuisine.
2017 marked our 6th consecutive award!


For the 4th consecutive year, True South Dining Room has been awarded a prestigious '2 Stars - World's Best Wine Lists' for 2017.

Presented by The World of Fine Wine, this award showcases the world's best wine list from the world's best restaurants. TWFW are an award-winning magazine, website and app speaking to an international readership of discerning individuals who each share a passion for wine and produce a quarterly magazine, available across 30 different countries.


The Excellence Awards are designed to acknowledge a consistently high standard of beef and lamb cuisine.

Fine dining food using local produce in a relaxed unpretentious environment. Head chef Ben Batterbury has twice been named a Beef + Lamb Ambassador chef and has held the Beef and Lamb Excellence Award multiple times.

Whenever you see the Beef and Lamb Excellence Award, you can expect tasty, skilfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes.