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Queenstown's Millbrook Resort looks to expand

Queenstown's Millbrook Resort looks to expand

Thu, 21st Aug 2014

Queenstown’s award-winning Millbrook Resort has conditionally purchased 66 hectares of land adjacent to the five-star resort, which could significantly expand the property and potentially see the resort upgraded from its current 27-hole layout to a full two-course layout....more

The Millhouse at Millbrook Resort wins exclusive award for Wine Excellence for third year running

The Millhouse at Millbrook Resort wins exclusive award for Wine Excellence for third year running

Wed, 6th Aug 2014

Millbrook Resort’s award-winning restaurant The Millhouse has received the prestigious Wine Award for Excellence by US Magazine Wine Spectator for the third year running....more

Millbrook Resort hailed best New Zealand hotel by leading website Wotif.com

Fri, 27th Jun 2014

Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort continues to ride the wave of awards success notching up another best hotel in New Zealand title, this time from the world’s leading travel website Wotif.com.

Wotif analysed more than 180,000 New Zealand customer reviews to find the favourite places to stay in New Zealand’s top destinations.

Millbrook achieved an average guest score of 4.74 out of five based on 182 reviews, which also makes the resort the number one hotel in Queenstown as well as New Zealand.

Millbrook Resort head of operations Brian Howie said the team and owners were always “extremely proud” to accept accolades that recognised the company’s commitment to exceptional guest service.

“Millbrook is a stunning property set on 500 acres of beautiful grounds so it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. However it’s more than just being in a great location that makes Millbrook so special,” said Mr Howie.

“We consistently monitor and respond to guest feedback to ensure we always offer a world-class experience whether it’s the first or tenth stay with us.”

“We never sit back and think we’ve cracked it. We’re always looking at new ways to improve service levels and stay ahead of technology. Our discerning guests expect the best on all levels so we go out of our way to ensure we meet and exceed their expectations.”

“Based on guest feedback we recently upgraded our internet system and now offer free Wi-Fi across the resort which is a fantastic facility for our guests. We’ve also recently upgraded our golf cart fleet and installed state-of-the-art GPS systems in the carts to provide a more enjoyable and interactive golfing experience,” said Mr Howie.

“It’s our staff who make a guest’s stay so memorable. From the landscapers and green keepers who ensure Millbrook’s grounds look stunning year round, to the hotel reception and reservations team who greet you when you check-in. From the housekeepers who ensure our rooms are perfect for every guest to the restaurant, spa and health and fitness team, everyone plays a huge part in the guest experience.”

“To be named best hotel in New Zealand by a leading travel organisation such as Wotif.com is a wonderful honour. We’ll continue our hard work and strive to be the best golf and lifestyle resort in Australasia and the world,” said Mr Howie. 

Just some of the other awards Millbrook Resort has received in the last year are - Best Golf Resort in Australasia at the World Travel Awards for the third year running in 2014, Best Luxury Wellness Spa for Australasia & Oceania in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2013, and No 1 Hotel in New Zealand Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Awards in 2013 and 2014.

Millbrook also continues to receive unprecedented and world-wide praise as co-host of the NZ Open earlier this year. Set to co-host with The Hills again next year (March 12 to 15 2015), Millbrook Resort has become synonymous with world-class golf and five-star luxury.

Wotif.com Australia and New Zealand product director Donna Rodios said “it’s no surprise that Millbrook Resort has come out on top with reviewers”.

“It’s an iconic New Zealand property known for its dedication to service, luxurious facilities and stunning location,” Ms Rodios said.

“Some of the most popular words used to describe Millbrook Resort on guest reviews are testament to its high standards, with the likes of  ‘outstanding location’, ‘immaculate’, ‘go the extra mile’ and ‘remarkable service’ making a regular appearance.”

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Picture captions:
1/ Millbrook Resort Arrow Nine 9th Hole
2/ Millbrook Resort Remarkables Nine
3/ Multi-award winning Millbrook Resort has stunning views

For more information and high resolution images contact:

Brian Howie
Head of Operations
Millbrook Resort
T: 03 441 7000
E: brian.howie@millbrook.co.nz
W: www.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 hotels and resorts 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. It also won the title of Best Luxury Wellness Spa Australasia and Oceania in 2013.

Millbrook Resort received the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Top Hotel in New Zealand in 2013 and 2014 and also received the #15 Top Hotel in South Pacific, #22 for romance hotels in New Zealand, and #23 for luxury hotels in New Zealand in the 2014 awards. In May 2014 it was named a Stellar Stay’ in Australia and New Zealand by leading travel website HotelsCombined.

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 last 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 by Conde Naste), a fully-equipped 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 once again play co-host to the 2015 NZ Open golf tournament, along with The Hills Golf Course in Arrowtown, from March 12 to 15 2015.

About Wotif.com
Wotif has more than 1,000,000 real reviews for hotels in Australia and New Zealand. The reviews are from real customers who’ve booked and stayed – no wotifs about it.

Top hotel lists were compiled based on Wotif reviews data up to 1 June 2014 for the most popular destinations in New Zealand and Australia. The top hotels have a higher overall reviews score than the average for hotels in the destination and have twice the average number of reviews than other hotels in the destination.

To find out more about Wotif’s real hotel reviews, visit http://www.wotif.com/reviews

Award-winning Millbrook Resort installs New Zealand's first state-of-the-art GPS system for golf carts

Award-winning Millbrook Resort installs New Zealand's first state-of-the-art GPS system for golf carts

Mon, 16th Jun 2014

Queenstown’s award-winning Millbrook Resort is once again leading the way in world-class guest experiences investing in a state-of-the-art GPS system for its brand new fleet of golf carts....more

Millbrook Resort named a 'Stellar Stay' in Australia and New Zealand by leading travel website HotelsCombined

Millbrook Resort named a 'Stellar Stay' in Australia and New Zealand by leading travel website HotelsCombined

Tue, 20th May 2014

The world’s leading hotel price comparison website, HotelsCombined, has named Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort one of the best properties in Australia and New Zealand in its second annual ‘Stellar Stays’ awards....more

Passion for Perfection at the 2014 MercedesTrophy New Zealand Final

Passion for Perfection at the 2014 MercedesTrophy New Zealand Final

Mon, 28th Apr 2014

The 2014 Mercedes Trophy New Zealand Final was held at Millbrook Resort near Queenstown from April 25-27....more

New dates announced for 2015 New Zealand Open

New dates announced for 2015 New Zealand Open

Wed, 5th Mar 2014

Organisers of the New Zealand Open today (Wednesday March 5) announced that the 2015 New Zealand Open will be moved back two weeks to be held from March 12 to 15 2015....more

New Zealand Open: Contenders in form ahead of Queenstown

New Zealand Open: Contenders in form ahead of Queenstown

Thu, 27th Feb 2014

Many of the leading contenders for the New Zealand Open Championship are in good form in the countdown to the tournament from February 27 to March 2....more

Japanese Pros in awe of Queenstown

Japanese Pros in awe of Queenstown

Tue, 25th Feb 2014

Japanese professionals Toshinori Muto and Yuki Kono are thrilled to be in Queenstown for the New Zealand Open Championship which tees off on Thursday....more

New Zealand Open: Pre-qualifiers found across NZ

New Zealand Open: Pre-qualifiers found across NZ

Wed, 29th Jan 2014

The road to the New Zealand Open Championship started yesterday for around 190 golfers across New Zealand at four iconic venues that have all hosted major New Zealand Golf tournaments....more

New Zealand Open: Quality Japanese Tour players confirm for Queenstown

New Zealand Open: Quality Japanese Tour players confirm for Queenstown

Tue, 28th Jan 2014

With the announcement today that 11 golf professionals will be travelling from Japan to compete in the New Zealand Open, the overall field in 2014 will now comprise a total of 20 professionals who ply their trade on the lucrative Japan Golf Tour....more

Millbrook Resort named Top Hotel in New Zealand for second year running

Millbrook Resort named Top Hotel in New Zealand for second year running

Thu, 23rd Jan 2014

Multi-award winning Millbrook Resort has been lauded the Top Hotel in New Zealand for the second year running in Trip Advisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards....more

New Zealand Open: Countdown to Pre-Qualifying on January 28

New Zealand Open: Countdown to Pre-Qualifying on January 28

Thu, 16th Jan 2014

The countdown is almost over for golfers hoping to play in the New Zealand Open Championship in Queenstown....more