A vital part of any deluxe holiday is the perfect accommodation and New Zealand offers some seriously indulgent options to delight the most demanding of clients. Boat transfers to an exclusive lodge, dishes prepared by an in-house chef, stunning views from a private verandah and opulent accommodation add up to an experience beyond compare.
For the ultimate escape from everyday stresses, let your clients unwind at one of New Zealand’s retreats – because you don’t want the pampering to stop when they return to their hotel! Luxury lodges, the country’s most exclusive establishments, celebrate and enhance the beauty of the varied landscape. These lodgings are set on cliff-top locations creating that special you’re-on-top-of-the-world feel; they’re located on the shores of rushing rivers or glistening lakes boasting their own private beach access; and they’re nestled on remote mountainsides. You’ll find exclusive retreats in untouched wilderness, picturesque farms, lush vineyards or right in the middle of New Zealand’s beautiful national parks, offering unparalleled luxury and impeccable service.
Staying in Style
In New Zealand’s cosmopolitan cities and tranquil towns you will find boutique hotels and top-quality private apartments that are just moments away from the buzz of restaurants and bars. These accommodation options all feature their own style and are a welcome change from five-star hotel chains, which might offer first-class amenities but may lack intimacy. Boutique hotels offer a select number of individually designed rooms, and hosts ensure that each and every guest is welcomed as an individual rather than just another number. A private apartment in the idyllic lakeside resort of Queenstown, for example, may offer an on-site sauna or heated swimming pool for relaxing après ski – and, of course, an outlook featuring crisp mountain peaks reflected in the mirror-calm lake.
Whether your clients spend their days soaking in a therapeutic mineral bath, swimming with dolphins, experiencing a traditional Maori massage or simply enjoying the breathtaking scenery, choosing to stay in New Zealand’s best accommodation will leave their energy recharged and creativity restored.
Something Extra Special
Don’t let the luxury end with five-star ratings, impeccable service and delectable cuisine. For an experience that is second-to-none consider something extra special. Or, for a truly unforgettable experience, you could choose accommodation on a luxurious yacht. There are also exclusive water-access-only retreats on offer.
If your clients would love to wake to the sound of birdsong, a national park setting may be just the right thing, or they may like to travel back in time and spend a night at New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle in Dunedin. With a vast array of accommodation on offer, New Zealand satisfies the most discerning of tastes!
An Exclusive Grade
When choosing your deluxe accommodation, Qualmark, New Zealand tourism’s official quality agency, can be a wellspring of information. Qualmark rates all styles of accommodation, but the Exclusive category is in a league of its own. Offering the finest locations, peerless facilities, unforgettable activities and faultless service, these properties meet the strictest of criteria. Such properties aren’t common, but that’s part of the appeal. Book a Qualmark Exclusive property and be assured the experience will be nothing short of perfect.
Find out More
To book a truly unique escape to somewhere extra special, browse the extensive listings of lodges, boutique and exclusive accommodation on www.destination-nz.com. You might choose a New Zealand Lodge Association property. Selecting a member of the New Zealand Lodge Association is your guarantee of the highest quality luxury accommodation. www.lodgesofnz.co.nz Another useful resource is www.boutiquehotels.co.nz, which lists boutique lodges and hotels throughout New Zealand.