EXCITING NEWS: We are excited to announce the addition of three new rooms located on the ‘Remarkables’ side of the hotel. Due for completion in August 2018, the hotel will be closed from 23 April to 1 July for construction works. When we re-open our Gondola rooms on the 1st of July, we will be working very hard to minimise any disturbances for guests and room rates during July and August 2018 reflect that there may be minor interruptions during this period. Additionally to acknowledge guest support during our time of expansion, all rates will include complimentary breakfast daily.

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition is New Zealand’s most prestigious music competition and is recognised as one of the finest violin competitions in the world.

Queenstown plays host to the first half of the “Michael Hill”. Audiences can experience the thrill of the hunt up close and personal in the intimate Queenstown Memorial Centre and surrounds.

The competitors (ages 18-28) hail from every corner of the world. From 140 applications from young violinists representing 32 different nationalities, 16 of the world’s finest young violinist will be brought to New Zealand.

Over eight days, Rounds One and Two of the prestigious competition take place in Queenstown from 2 to 5 June. From there, six semi-finalists are selected to head up to Auckland for Round Three, which takes place on 7 and 8 June.The thrilling final event, in which the top three violinists perform concerts in Auckland’s Town Hall with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO), takes place on Saturday 10 June.