Queenstown welcomed a new level of opulence and service with The Carlin Hotel officially opened in late March and taking bookings now.
The one-of-a-kind, boutique luxury hotel is a labour of love for property developer, composer and hospitality industry veteran, Kevin Carlin: “After a 30-year association with Queenstown, I know it is one of the most amazing places on the planet and I remain confident in the future of high-value tourism in New Zealand,” he said prior to opening.
With an elevated location in Hallenstein Street on Queenstown Hill, The Carlin overlooks the CBD, Lake Wakatipu and the Queenstown Bay area, offering stunning views from every suite. Spread over seven floors, there is a range of spacious suites in one-, two- and four-bedroom configurations with 88 to 288 square metres of indoor and outdoor living space.
A commitment to personalised service means the hotel will only accommodate a maximum of 50 guests at any one time. Booking out the entire property is an option too, and The Carlin has already taken some of these exclusive bookings.
The flexible room configuration allows the hotel to offer The Carlin Sky Home Penthouse, the largest penthouse suite in the Southern Hemisphere. It features a 520 square metre seven-bedroom, three-level suite connected by private lift and with a private entrance.
Oro is the name of the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. It means gold in Māori and two other languages and is inspired by the Queenstown gold rush of the 1860s. Its executive chef Thomas Barta brings a wealth of experience, including working with Gordon Ramsay. The chef aims to showcase the extraordinary produce of New Zealand in a golden explosion of flavours.