Spring offers an eclectic mix of hospitality experiences in Queenstown. Margo Berryman discovers some of the high-end hotspots.
The Elms on Lake Hayes The internationally renowned Imperium Collection, which owns Eichardt’s Private Hotel, has launched three elegant and exclusive villas alongside picturesque Lake Hayes. The villas include lavish interiors and huge outdoor spaces equipped with patio fireplaces, daybeds and hot tubs. Food and beverage manager, James Worthington, says the properties are an opulent location for private functions, corporate team events, small weddings and wine tastings . Bookings via Eichardt’s Private Hotel.
Decadent Cocktails No5 Church Lane is a magnet for cocktail and wine connoisseurs. The intimate bar and restaurant is a favourite Queenstown laneway venue and the new spring cocktail menu features freshly picked herbs and local fruits to be enjoyed at the chic bar set in a sophisticated ambience.
Festive Luxury An assortment of traditional Christmas fare will be on offer at both The Grille at Eichardt’s and No5 Church Lane on December 25. Food and beverage manager, James Worthington, says a special menu will be available at both eateries. “ Bookings are recommended for Christmas Day as we sell out every year with multiple sittings. If you’re planning to bring friends or family now is the time to secure your spot at the table.”
Oyster Celebration Oyster lovers have it all this season with The Grille at Eichardt’s partnering with Moet & Chandon to offer a new raw oyster barrel experience. “What better way to enjoy a spring afternoon or evening overlooking Queenstown Bay than with a glass of bubbles and freshly shucked oysters,” says food and beverage manager, James Worthington