The Rees - True South

Media release | 22nd July 2011

“The Rees Hotel Nominated as a Finalist in the New Zealand Hotel Category for Excellence in the Prestigious 2011 HM Awards”

Queenstown’s award-winning Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments continues its impressive performance record by reaching the final nominations in the ‘New Zealand Hotel’ category for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence in the prestigious industry awards championed by ‘HM – Hotel & Accommodation Management’ Magazine.

With over 1600 entries across 48 categories this year, all qualifying candidates went through a rigorous selection process by a judging panel that was over 50 strong and comprised of key clients, respected travel writers and eminent industry experts.Final winners will be announced in early September.

“This nomination from our peers, guests and industry figures is an honour and speaks volumes about the essence of our strategy which is to deliver a world class, excellent, hospitality experience with the utmost professionalism at every opportunity,” says The Rees Hotel’s General Manager, Mr Mark Rose.

The front-running accommodation trade publication HM is in its fourteenth year and is distributed to all major 3 to 5-star properties across the Australasia-South Pacific region and selected expatriate General Managers internationally.

Widely read by all members of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and the Hotel Motel Accommodation Association of Australia (HMAA), the New Zealand Hotel Council (NZHC) and the Fiji Hotels Association (FHA), HM is highly regarded and influential well beyond industry circles.

The 2011 HM Awards gala presentation dinner has hosted over 3500 distinguished guests since its inception and takes place on September 2nd at Sydney’s Doltone House where winners will be announced along with Hall of Fame inductees.

Achieving a nomination for excellence is another notch in a string of successes for The Rees Hotel this year including earning an international Hotel Club award win for their ‘Chic’ Interior and Bespoke Furnishings (designed by Arrowtown designer, Ed Cruikshank) and pioneering the ‘Flavors of New Zealand’ event at New York’s James Beard House, founders of the “Oscars of the food world” according to Time Magazine.

The Rees Hotel is up against Hilton Auckland; Hilton Queenstown; InterContinental Wellington, Hotel St Moritz Queenstown, Pullman Auckland, SkyCity Grand Hotel, Auckland, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, The George, Christchurch and The Langham, Auckland.


About The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments blends luxury five star accommodation that has all the comforts of home, along with the service and facilities of an elite international hotel. Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees’ terraced construction delivers complete privacy and showcases panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand.

About HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence

Now in their 9th year running, the HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence are the leading awards for the accommodation industry in the Australasia & South Pacific region. Having given out over 400 awards in the past 8 years, the annual award ceremonies have been attended by almost 3600 people.

The 2010 presentation dinner was held at Doltone House in Sydney with over 520 guests. This year, 48 awards will be given out along with inductions into the Hall of Fame. The award ceremony will be hosted by HM magazine, presented by Sealy and co-hosted by AHS Hospitality, Intrust Super, ISIS and Philips.

About ‘HM – Hotel & Accommodation Management’ Magazine

Operating for over 13 years HM is an industry leader in the Australasia-South Pacific region as an accommodation magazine.

HM is distributed to all major 3 to 5-star accommodation properties in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, the South Pacific, as well as to a selected group of expatriate General Managers internationally.

HM is read by all members of the AHA and the HMAA in Australia, the New Zealand Hotel Council (NZHC) and the Fiji Hotels Association (FHA) and hosts the annual HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence.

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