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US dancer and choreographer Cris Judd announced as celebrity player for 2014 NZ Open

US dancer and choreographer Cris Judd announced as celebrity player for 2014 NZ Open

Sat, 28th Dec 2013

The 2014 NZ Open in Queenstown received some Hollywood glamour today (December 27) with the announcement that well-known American dancer, choreographer and model Cris Judd will join the celebrity field....more

Queenstown marathon festival set to excite the running world

Queenstown marathon festival set to excite the running world

Fri, 29th Nov 2013

One of the world’s most stunning locations will play host to one of the worlds most scenic marathons with the launch today of the Queenstown International Marathon, set for November 2014....more

Property sales up at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort

Property sales up at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort

Fri, 18th Oct 2013

Property sales up at Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort ...more

Award-winning Millbrook Resort scoops gold again at World Travel Awards

Thu, 10th Oct 2013

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has once again beat off stiff national competition to take out the title of New Zealand’s Best Golf Resort at the travel industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony held in Dubai earlier this month.

The multi award-winning golf and lifestyle resort, set on 500 acres of grounds near Arrowtown, won the top spot for the third year running, making it one of the most lauded golf courses in Australasia and the world.

Widely-referred to as ‘The Oscars of the Travel World’, the World Travel Awards (WTA) celebrates those companies and brands that “push the boundaries of industry excellence in product and service”.

Millbrook Director of Golf, Brian Spicer said the award win was an important recognition in the lead up to the Resort’s inclusion in next year’s New Zealand Open.

“The entire team has worked hard in the last five or so years to ensure we maintain our high standards, providing one of the best golfing experiences in the country.  We’re certainly up there with the world’s best,” said Mr Spicer.

“Our hard work has certainly paid off, not only with the acknowledgement of this prestigious award for the third consecutive year, but also being co-host of the 2014 NZ Open- which is a huge privilege.”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of this prestigious tournament, which will be the pre-eminent sporting event in the country this summer.

“Our dedication to providing world-class facilities and five-star service has enabled us to become part of the NZ Open for 2014,” Mr Spicer said.

“People come from all over the world to stay and play Milbrook’s greens and we’re constantly reminded by people of how beautiful the course and surrounds are. 

“The NZ Open will allow us to showcase Millbrook to a worldwide audience,” said Mr Spicer.

Millbrook took out the WTA title after months of intense voting by industry organisations, past guests and industry leaders and was up against some of New Zealand’s best courses; Kauri Cliffs, Lakes Resort Pauanui, Terrace Downs Resort, and The Farm Cape Kidnappers.

“We’ve recently completed a full renovation and relaying of the original greens at Millbrook.

“They’ve never looked better and we have 27 holes of fantastic golf to play for people of all levels.

“Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of The Remarkables mountains and Coronet Peak, there’s simply nowhere in the world like Millbrook for a round of golf,” Mr Spicer said.

World Travel Awards President and Founder Graham E. Cooke said Australasia was a hotly contested region for the awards.

“The winners continue to serve as an example of the most luxurious and innovative brands with unique hospitality products and services,” said Mr Cooke.

“The recipients strive to set the highest possible bar to raise the standards of excellence in travel and tourism.”

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Picture captions: 

1/ Millbrook’s Coronet Nine course with views of Coronet Peak
2/ The Remarkables Nine course which overlooks the Remarkables mountains

For more information and high resolution images contact:

Ciara McDermott
Marketing and Communications Executive
Millbrook Resort
T: 03 441 7039
E: Ciara.mcdermott@millbrook.co.nz

OR

Naomi Lindsay
Southern PR
T: 03 441 1117
E: naomi@southernpr.co.nz
W: www.southernpr.co.nz

About Millbrook Resort
Millbrook is one of the world’s most celebrated golf courses and was voted the Best Golf Resort in Australasia at the World Travel Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the Best Resort in New Zealand for 2011 and 2012 and 2013.

Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre against a backdrop of snow-capped mountain ranges on the outskirts of world-renowned tourism destination Queenstown, Millbrook was formerly a wheat farm with a 150-year history.

Many of the resort’s heritage features remain today including the original Millhouse, rustic buildings and a majestic avenue of trees, over 150 years old.

Millbrook, which celebrated its 20th Birthday this year, is a multi award-winning resort that features various levels of five-star accommodation, world class dining, the Spa at Millbrook (ranked among the Top Ten in the World), a health and fitness centre, a championship 27-hole golf course, covered driving range, swimming pool, outdoor spa pools, tennis courts and kilometres of biking and walking trails.

Nearby you can enjoy the gold rush era village of Arrowtown with its many restaurants, cafes, museum and boutique shops. Queenstown is a year-round paradise with attractions including world-class wineries, five ski areas, great nightlife, multiple golf courses and award-winning restaurants and bars.

Millbrook Resort will play co-host to the 2014 NZ Open tournament, along with The Hills Golf Course in Arrowtown.

A tier one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the NZ Open will be held from February 27 to March 2 2014. It will include a unique pro-am format played concurrently with the professional tournament, following the principles established for the 2013 NZPGA Championship.

Upsurge in sales continues at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort  with launch of latest show home

Upsurge in sales continues at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort with launch of latest show home

Thu, 2nd May 2013

The first show home in the new Taramea Square neighbourhood at Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort has opened its doors – and early indications are that a steady upsurge in sales is continuing....more

The Spa at Millbrook wins 2013 Best Luxury Wellness Spa

The Spa at Millbrook wins 2013 Best Luxury Wellness Spa

Fri, 19th Apr 2013

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort is delighted to announce that The Spa at Millbrook has been named as the Winner of the Best Luxury Wellness Spa for Australasia & Oceania in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. ...more

'Glory month' for property sales at Millbrook

'Glory month' for property sales at Millbrook

Mon, 15th Apr 2013

Queenstown’s multi-award-winning Millbrook Resort is celebrating a ‘glory month’ of property sales with nearly $11m in contracts written in March....more

Queenstown's award-winning Millbrook Resort still flying high after 20 years

Queenstown's award-winning Millbrook Resort still flying high after 20 years

Fri, 8th Mar 2013

Queenstown’s multi-award-winning Millbrook Resort marked an important milestone, on March 6 2013, celebrating twenty years since it first opened its gates....more

Award-winning Millbrook Queenstown wins another prestigious tourism award

Award-winning Millbrook Queenstown wins another prestigious tourism award

Wed, 30th Jan 2013

The five-star Millbrook Resort is riding a wave of award success, receiving yet another prestigious tourism honour....more

Millbrook named No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the Trip Advisor  Travellers Choice Awards 2013

Millbrook named No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards 2013

Fri, 18th Jan 2013 - 16.00

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has been named the No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the 2013 Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. Millbrook was also named as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the South Pacific and Top Luxury Hotels in New Zealand....more

Media Release: Millbrook off-plans sales resurgence reflects demand for quality

Media Release: Millbrook off-plans sales resurgence reflects demand for quality

Mon, 7th Jan 2013

Millbrook has been bucking the development recession trend, seeing a good resurgence in sales as it prepares to release its latest development to the public. ...more