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The Rees Hotel Queenstown’s fashion and wine night

The Rees Hotel Queenstown invites you to attend a showcase of one of New Zealand’s leading designers, Liz Mitchell’s 2024 collection, “Wool Revolution”, and an exclusive Culinary Series dinner.

The Rees Hotel’s Fashion Evening with Liz Mitchell & Culinary Series with Quartz Reef

Saturday 22 June 2024

In an evening of elegance, The Rees proudly presents a spectacular fashion show featuring Liz Mitchell’s stunning designs and her groundbreaking “Wool Revolution” exhibition. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or simply looking for an unforgettable night out, this event promises to dazzle and inspire.

Indulge in an exceptional & exclusive culinary experience. Quartz Reef Winery, in collaboration with the Rees Hotel, Executive Chef Trent Watson, and bespoke New Zealand fashion designer Liz Mitchell, brings a Winemakers Dinner like no other. You can expect a whimsical evening of storytelling and thought-provoking dishes, exquisitely paired with handpicked vintages that bring all elements of the wool revolution to life.

Liz Mitchell weekend package – 21 & 22 June 2024

  • Two-night stay in a Lakeview Hotel Room with a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Lakeview Hotel Room (subject to availability)
  • Daily breakfast for two in the True South Dining Room
  • Two tickets to the Fashion Show and Winemakers Dinner – Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Late check-out at noon
  • Complimentary parking – EV charging is available

To book, contact The Rees Hotel Queenstown via

Staying at The Rees Hotel Queenstown

The Rees offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options, including 60 hotel rooms, 90 apartments and five private, 3-bedroom/ 3.5-bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of The Remarkables mountain range.

The many exceptional features at The Rees Hotel include a library of rare books and art, a courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, movies and local telephone calls, conference rooms, a fully-equipped gymnasium, secure undercover parking, electric car-charging station and its own private beach and wharf, accessing ferry, jet-boat and water taxi services.

The team of experienced local and international staff pride themselves on delivering professional, friendly service that consistently exceeds guests’ expectations and is a hallmark of The Rees Hotel’s reputation.

The Rees Queenstown
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Getting there

The Rees Hotel offers a free shuttle service from the hotel to the downtown area of Queenstown each day and has a private wharf used by water taxi services, fishing charters and jet boat companies. Also offered are VIP Airport Transfers with a personal driver, who will meet you at the arrival gate and assist with your luggage, or alternatively staff can assist with limousines, car rental options, shuttles and taxis.

Direct international flights into Queenstown are available from Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane). All international flights into Christchurch and Auckland connect directly to Queenstown through domestic airlines Air New Zealand and Jetstar New Zealand. Flight times from Auckland to Queenstown are approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, and the Christchurch to Queenstown flight takes about 1 hour. The hotel itself is conveniently located close to Queenstown Airport and a short drive or walk from the centre of Queenstown.

The Rees Hotel is about six hours driving time from Christchurch, 3.5 hours from Dunedin and 2.5 hours from Invercargill. It is easy to find – on the main route between the Queenstown airport and the Queenstown central business district, you will find it on the left-hand side of Frankton Rd.


The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic, five-star accommodation with the comforts of home and the intuitive service and facilities of an elite international hotel. Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees’ terraced construction delivers privacy and panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand. Accommodation options include 60 spacious hotel-style rooms, 90 luxury apartments and five private, 3-bedroom/3.5-bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with huge terraces showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of The Remarkables Mountain range.

  • Suites and villas available
  • Pillow and linen menu
  • Private butler service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome gift or cocktail

True South Dining Room

True South Dining Room is the property’s multi-award-winning fine dining restaurant. The executive chef, Trent Watson, and his team create exquisite menus, taking advantage of the spectacular produce available from passionate local suppliers in Central Otago. The sommelier can advise or match these dining delights to wines from the internationally awarded list and Bordeau Wine cellar. Full à la carte breakfast and dinner are served seven days per week, and regular exclusive culinary events and winemaker’s dinners are held at the property each year.

  • Executive Chef: Trent Watson
  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Exclusive dining options
  • 24-hour room service
  • Allergies are catered for
  • Gluten free meals
The Rees Hotel Queenstown


Queenstown is a year-round golfing destination and home to some of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand. Seven golf courses, all within a 45-minute drive, appeal to every level of golfer – whether it’s the lush, immaculately groomed greens of a resort course or a simple fairway with rugged mountain peaks as a backdrop. Add to that the cosmopolitan buzz of Queenstown with its distinct seasons and diversity of experiences and you have a uniquely Queenstown golfing experience. The Rees has a range of golfing packages for every golfing experience.

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