QUEENSTOWN: NEW ZEALAND

As I peer out of the little cabin window I can't help but stare in absolute awe at the majestic view below me. A vast expanse of snow capped mountains nestled amongst a sea of white billowing clouds leaves me feeling so incredibly small and reminds me of how lucky I am to leave behind the grey chaotic skyline back home in exchange for four peaceful days out in New Zealand.

I was lucky enough to venture back to New Zealand and experience Queenstown thanks to AccorHotels and their MGallery by Sofitel #MyMemorableMoment campaign. 

We stayed at Hotel St Moritz which is part of AccorHotels MGallery by Sofitel collection of captivating boutique hotels that exude luxury, charisma and a profoundly local character. In addition to offering impeccable service, five-star facilities and captivating designs, each hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience a signature ‘Memorable Moment’ curated by the staff themselves which is exactly what i did when I was there. Throughout the trip I also experienced many other memorable moments that I cant help but share with you all. See below! 

HOTEL ST MORITZ MGALLERY BY SOFITEL SIGNATURE MEMORABLE MOMENT

Memorable Moments take many forms at MGallery by Sofitel, however remain deeply rooted in the local landscape, culture and hotel character. Hotel St Moritz, Mgallery by Sofitel’s Memorable Moment includes a helicopter picnic on an incredible Alpine Plateau! 

The Helicopter Line, New Zealand's leading helicopter company flew us up by private charter to “The Ledge” of Cecil Peak for a magical hour of tranquility. There, overlooking The Southern Alps we enjoyed a delicious picnic prepared by Lombardi Restaurant. An incredible sensory moment, where the imposing scale of nature is awe-inspiring. This is seriously a must-do if you ever get the chance to go to Queenstown! 

Beautiful picnic spread prepared by Saint Moritz - head to this link to find out more details.

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MEMORABLE MOMENT #2:

PACIFIC JEMM

Queenstown’s idyllic Lake Wakatipu is a place unlike anywhere in the world. We were lucky enough to have a unique perspective of the mountain scenery from our luxury super yacht, Pacific Jemm - the only high-end charter boat available in Queenstown. A special mention to the staff at Hotel St Moritz for preparing such a beautiful lunch spread for us and for keeping our bellies full! 

MEMORABLE MOMENT #3:

AROUND THE BASIN

I have always been a huge fanatic of bike riding since I was a little girl and was ecstatic to learn that we'd be exploring the most spectacular scenery with off-road mountain biking. Exploring river gorges, lake vistas, countless mountain ranges as well as the historic Arrowtown left me in complete awe. There is honestly no better way of getting to know a city than by cycling through it. The Basin are the local experts in mountain biking adventures in Queenstown and I would highly recommend using them!

ACCOMODATION DETAILS:

Hotel St Moritz Mgallery by Sofitel

Overlooking Lake Wakatipu to The Remarkables mountains, this hidden gem of a hotel is a short walk from the Skyline Gondola and 17 km from Coronet Peak ski area. With it's beautifully furnished rooms and unlimited wi-fi and delicious breakfast buffet spreads I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!

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PHOTOGRAPHY: VINH PHAM & LI-CHI PAN

 

Hotel St Moritz MGallery by Sofitel

HOTEL DETAILS: 10/18 Brunswick St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

A member of the MGallery by Sofitel collection