PHOTO: SUPPLIED – The roof terrace at mi-pad Queenstown with stunning views of Lake Wakatipu.
Queenstown has a new “smart” $15 million hotel, the fourth hotel to open in the past 12 months, but hundreds more beds are needed, according to a local real estate agency.
Billed as “New Zealand’s first fully smart hotel”, it adds another 57 rooms to the resort town.
The Japanese owners of The George Hotel in Christchurch in a joint venture with local developer Lewis Gdanitz have opened the six-storey Mi-pad Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu and are targeting the digitally savvy and professionals.
It features keyless 24 hour check-in and check-out through an app downloaded by guests, which also enables them to set room temperatures and mood lighting.
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