The Rees - True South

Media Release | 16 November 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’s 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 “World’s Best” 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 – Ms 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