Eichardt’s Private Hotel Launches Exclusive Day Spa

It’s a welcome arrival given guests can now indulge in a soothing apres-ski soak or pampering prep pre-party, essential pastimes during a visit to the resort town.

While there have long been plenty of options dotted about the region, Eichardt’s has upped the calibre of them in a pretty appealing way, with the opening of dedicated in-house spa, The Vault.

The beautifully-appointed hotel has the benefit of being located in the best spot in town, nestled on the lakefront within Queenstown’s shopping district, but the spa is surprisingly removed from the bustle, tucked into the hotel’s chic heritage wing. In fact, the treatment room is located within the building’s former gold vault dating from 1887, hence the name. 

Forming a partnership with local experts Body Sanctum Spa means the hotel is offering a fittingly premium experience, with treatments performed by therapists trained to international standards for hotel guests and spa visitors alike.

Indulgent relaxation appears to be the priority with a number of body treatments and massages of offer, although with a body scrub and manuka honey facial also on offer, there’s enough options to emerge looking sufficiently glowy and radiant too. 

A private lounge means it’s possible to bookend a treatment with a meal, a drink or even high tea, particularly appealing if you’re about to take up one of the spa’s couples options for massage or treatments. 

Book the Eichardt’s Penthouse and the spa experience elevates further with the use of an outdoor hot tub and private sauna.

There’s also a solution to the standard travel day rush, where check out time at the hotel and and check in time at the airport often aren’t conveniently timed together. Instead, check into the spa for up to three hours of treatments and the staff will handle your luggage and transfers.

5 fabulous new hotels to discover in Auckland

This year, the accommodation scene is booming with Auckland welcoming several world-class hotels.

Here are the recently opened offerings to keep in mind for your next Auckland visit.

The Hotel Britomart

With The Hotel Britomart being New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star hotel, this is the perfect accommodation option for the eco-conscious. Positioned in the heart of the Britomart precinct, it’s also the ideal spot to stay for exploring the best of the city’s shops and restaurants.


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The Park Hyatt

The ultra-luxurious hotel brand Park Hyatt has finally come to New Zealand with a new location on Auckland’s waterfront. Guests will appreciate the architecture by Ali Reda from ar+d in Singapore in collaboration with local Bossley Architects – the central atrium is particularly impressive.


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QT Auckland

Guests were already able to experience QT in Wellington and Queenstown, and now the uber trendy hotel brand has arrived in Auckland. With the staff wearing pink suits by Maggie Marilyn as uniforms, you know it’s going to be a stylish stay!


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Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

The Sofitel is back and better than ever thanks to an extensive refurbishment. The hotel allows you to experience the best of Auckland’s viaduct while also making you feel as though you’ve escaped to Europe, thanks to the French culture and traditions that underpin the Sofitel brand.


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The Convent Hotel

The Convent Hotel has had, shall we say, a colourful history, starting its life as a nunnery before becoming a run-down halfway house. It’s now been transformed into an upmarket 22-room boutique hotel, perfect for those looking to stay outside the city centre.


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