New Zealand Hilton Gets New Name, Offers New Package

Two years after its grand opening, the erstwhile Hilton Queenstown has expanded and re-established itself as the Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa.

Hilton has four properties spread throughout the country, with the Queenstown location being the only resort & spa. Situated at the foothills of the Remarkables mountain range, the property is a good pick for skiing and snowboarding in the winter and exploring hiking and biking trails in the summer.

In celebration of its new conception, the resort has launched a new spa package, “Escape to eforea,” which includes:

  • Accommodation for two in a lake-view room with floor-to-ceiling windows, private balcony and a schist stone fireplace
  • Two half-hour massages (per stay) at the eforea spa: at Hilton, with 20 percent discounts on additional treatments
  • Full buffet breakfast at Wakatipu Grill, a finalist in Cuisine magazine’s 2012 “New Zealand Restaurant of the Year Awards”

Guests can opt for à la carte treatments like the Meditation Massage using deep aromatic oils, or select from three distinct spa journeys – Essentials, Escape and Men’s. The three-level spa includes a 25-meter heated pool with adjoining hot tub, sauna and steam rooms, and fully equipped fitness centre.

The resort is located five minutes from Queenstown International Airport, and a 15-minute drive or eight-minute water taxi ride into the center of Queenstown.