The George, Christchurch
Located in the heart of Christchurch, The George Hotel is a small luxury boutique hotel just minutes from the city centre and main attractions. Having survived devastation in 2011, Christchurch’s most exclusive hotel offers supreme comfort in all of its 53 rooms complete with all modern amenities necessary and views overlooking Hagley Park or Avon River. The warm and welcoming staff make for a truly memorable stay.
The George is home to two award-winning restaurants; signature restaurant Pescatore offers a minimalist dining concept with a wine list showcasing many of the region’s best wines, while 50 on Park puts a modern twist on classic bistro dishes. Facilities include a library, private garden, fully equipped off-site gym and complimentary use of the hotels mountain bikes.
Bay of Many Coves, Marlborough
The Bay of Many Coves is an adventurer’s paradise nestled deep in the Marlborough Sounds perched on the very edge of the water. Choose from one, two, or three bedroom luxurious apartments hidden in the bush affording magnificent views of the bay from private balconies, with interiors featuring warm woods perfectly complemented by coffee and cream furnishings for an elegant yet homely ambience.
The Bay of Many Coves offers guests everything they could possibly need for a luxurious yet adventurous holiday. With a wealth of activities on offer, you can choose from kayaking, fishing, swimming with dolphins, wine tours, eco cruising, bird watching and even a glow worm natural light show, to name just a few.
Nestled in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson, Edenhouse is an overdue reminder of the genuine meaning of luxury. This prestigious lodge is situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens and is perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island. It may just be the finest boutique hotel you will encounter – evidenced by its repeated recognition by such discerning international judges as Tatler magazine’s guide to the world’s 101 best hotels, and UK House and Garden. The highly-regarded Robb Report included Edenhouse in its list of “The World’s Top 100 Resorts”.
The excellence here owes everything to Peter and Bobbie Martin, who designed Edenhouse drawing on Bobbie’s skills and talents honed at the Inchbald School of Design and The English Gardening School in London. They are fully committed to taking care of guests, and are assisted by a team of twelve who all live in the local valley. Choose to stay in either the two luxurious suites in the main lodge or the beautifully appointed and very private two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden cottage. Meals are created from local produce, which burst with freshness and flavour, matched with award winning local wines that delight the palette.
The surrounding region is known for its trout-fishing rivers, wild mountains, pristine countryside, cerulean bays, and the golden, postcard beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park. Artisan food producers, a thriving arts and crafts community, and internationally reputed wineries are all within easy range of Edenhouse. The Abel Tasman National Park consistently ranks as one of the five top tourist attractions in New Zealand.
This is a place where even the busiest guests will soon reacquaint themselves with the simple pleasures and the unbridled possibilities of life. All in a setting of beauty, privacy and luxury – in its genuine sense.