Eichardt's Private Hotel

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About Eichardt's Private Hotel

Located in the heart of Queenstown, Eichardt’s Private Hotel epitomises old-world luxury as one of New Zealand’s most exclusive South Island retreats. With breathtaking alpine views, the historic hotel sits neatly amongst Queenstown’s most prized urban comforts and the beautiful Wakatipu lakefront, the ultimate destination for those looking to escape but still explore. Home to New Zealand’s premier, ultra-luxury rooftop accommodation ‘The Penthouse,’ Eichardt’s Private Hotel offers guests an experience which can only be described as pure opulence.

Behind The Brand

Your best pieces of advice for vacation/honeymoon planning?

Planning a honeymoon is all about the experiences you choose. This is supposed to be one of the most memorable trips of your life, fill it with the experiences that you’ll talk about forever. Seeking out local knowledge when planning any vacation is invaluable. Generally, they have tried and tested what’s on offer and can recommend the very best.


What was the spark for Eichardt’s Private Hotel? Where did the story begin?

For Eichardt’s, the story began in 1859, when the Europeans first settled in Queenstown. The search for pastoral land brought William Rees and Albert Eichardt to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, where they built a homestead on the lakefront and erected a woolshed, which later became a hotel on the site now occupied by Eichardt’s. Quickly after the gold rush captured the region in 1862, Eichardt’s began to serve the many gold miners and prospectors that frequented the town, quickly becoming a local favourite and a destination for many. Today, Eichardt’s Private Hotel embodies this passion for hospitality, serving discerning travellers from across the globe.


What inspires you creatively?

I am inspired by adventure and the opportunity to do what hasn’t been done before.


Most memorable place you’ve travelled?

The most memorable place I have travelled was the Pacific Islands. Rich and vibrant cultures combined with outstanding natural beauty makes for one of the most magical places.


On a typical weekend, we’ll find you?

Exploring Queenstown’s surrounding mountains and either skiing or mountain biking, depending on the season!


A favourite quote?

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.