Land of the Long White CloudAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Cozy up at Eichardt’s, nestled in the heart of New Zealand
LOCATED SOUTHEAST OF AUSTRALIA, the diverse landscapes of New Zealand, with its rolling green pastures, offshore islands, lakes, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs, make it one of the most memorable destinations to visit. With a temperate climate, friendly locals and world-famous wines, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places in the world.
Situated in the heart of Queenstown is Eichardt’s, a private hotel featuring seven luxurious suites, a 2,500-square-foot penthouse, private lakefront apartments, an entire home named Eichardt’s Residence and a bar and restaurant that complete the hotel’s unrivalled experience.
Renowned for her elegant interiors in some of New Zealand’s leading destinations, designer Virginia Fisher was the mastermind behind the award-winning hotel and bar. The lavish interiors perfectly blend old-world luxury and classic modern touches while incorporating local Oamaru stone, exposed steel and timber finishes with crisp white linens and furs. The lakefront apartments and the hotel’s private suites offer guests multiple lounge areas, gas fireplaces, deep spa baths, expansive balconies and full theater systems.
The Penthouse and Eichardt’s Residence highlight the remarkable scenery of Lake Wakatipu with 180-degree elevated waterfront views and five-star amenities such as a 24/7 butler, after-hours private shopping and access to a private chef and driver.
The hotel’s restaurant, The Grille, along with its adjoining bar and parlour, complete one of New Zealand’s most exclusive South Island retreats. Designed by award- winning architect Michael Wyatt, the spaces combine weathered steel, natural stone, antique lighting and rich leathers. – Laiza Cors