Rees nominated for excellence awards

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments in Queenstown is among the final nominees in the New Zealand hotel category for the HM Hotel and Accommodation Excellence awards.

With over 1600 entries across 48 categories this year, the Rees was selected as a finalist by a judging panel of over 50 clients, travel writers and industry experts for the industry awards - sponsored by HM (hotel and accommodation management) magazine.

The publication is distributed to all major three- to five-star properties across the Australasia-South Pacific region and the awards cover the same region.

"This nomination from our peers, guests and industry figures is an honour and speaks volumes about the essence of our strategy, which is to deliver a world-class, excellent, hospitality experience with the utmost professionalism at every opportunity," general manager Mark Rose said.

Other Queenstown nominees include the Hilton Queenstown, Hotel St Moritz Queenstown and Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa.

Winners will be announced in early September at a gala presentation dinner at Doltone House, Sydney, Australia, along with those to be inducted into the hall of fame.

Achieving the nomination comes on the back of an International Hotel Club award for the Rees' "chic" interior and bespoke furnishings, by Arrowtown designer Ed Cruikshank, and for "pioneering" the Flavours of New Zealand event at James Beard House, New York.