Eichardt’s Private Hotel Queenstown has once again been lauded as the world’s most exceptional boutique hotel taking out the prestigious title of world’s best luxury ski resort hotel at the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Announced at the annual black-tie Gala Ceremony in Thailand on November 1 2013, the awards recognise ‘excellence in the luxury hotel market across the globe’.
Eichardt’s Private Hotel fought stiff competition from some of the world’s top luxury ski resort properties across the globe to win the celebrated accolade.
Queenstown has evolved into one of the best ski resorts in the world and to be named the world’s best luxury ski resort hotel is not only superb recognition for Eichardt’s but also fantastic news for Queenstown and New Zealand tourism in general.
Director of the World Luxury Hotel Awards Marinique de Wet said service excellence was the most critical factor in a hotel’s measure as a luxury hotel.
“Ultimately the awards should enhance performance levels across the board. If industry peers can be judged against each other then we can always be inspired to greater levels of excellence, exceeding customer’s expectations and paying attention to detail,” Ms Wet said.
Over 1,000 hotels from 87 countries were nominated to participate in the luxury hotels category for 2013, making the win even more of an achievement, especially as this year a record number of votes were received for the awards.
Winners are purely judged on service delivery and effective management and are voted for by international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests who get the opportunity to cast their valuable votes annually, making the process fair and unbiased.
View all the winners here: World Luxury Hotel Awards