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Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa relaunches iconic Penthouse No.10

November 22, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

unnamed-14The award-winning Sofitel hotel in Queenstown has unveiled its new -look top suite, Penthouse No.10, following an impressive  $2 million update completed to coincide with the destination’s peak summer season.

Over the past decade, Penthouse No.10 has been a home-away-from-home for many movie stars, models and moguls visiting Queenstown.General Manager Vincent Macquet expressed his pronounced delight in the final look of the Penthouse and is certain that the renovation will extend and enhance boutique hotel’s offerings in the luxury market.

“We’re excited to reveal our new-look Penthouse No.10, which will appeal to loyal and new guests alike. Our designers have worked to deliver a chic, modern makeover befitting a Parisian-meets alpine style apartment. While we’ve updated our furnishings and artwork, and refreshed our luxe colour palette and finishes, the team also took care to retain the indulgent French influence and accessible Queenstown charm of this amazing space which has appealed to and entertained so many guests over the years.”

Located just a few moments from the heart of Queenstown on the top floor of the Sofitel, distinct features of the generous 225sqm penthouse include sweeping, unparalleled views of Lake Wakatipu, two living areas and fireplaces, an eight-seat dining table, a private movie theatre, Bose audio system and latest technology Apple TV with more than 120 TV channels, plus Xbox Kinect facilities.  An oversized patio comes complete with a six-seater Jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing with a partner or a larger party of friends.


Penthouse No.10 can sleep up to six guests, and features a walk-in wardrobe (His & Her’s) with makeup table and full length mirror.  Offering European porcelain finishes, opulent bathrooms feature rain showers, in addition to a full body length bath boasting a built TV and exquisite Hermes products.

A private bar offers a selection of eight different white & red wines (a mix of French and New Zealand such as Grant Taylor’s renowned Central Otago Valli label), French Champagne including  Perrier Jouet, and high-end spirits like Grey Goose Vodka and cocktail making equipment. In addition, a butler is at Penthouse guests service to assist with serving breakfast, and even helping with shopping bags while in town. The hotel’s talented Executive Chef will personally craft afternoon canapés daily, served by your butler- the perfect accompaniment to guests’ complimentary bar.

Every guest staying in Penthouse No 10 will delight in a range of luxury extras, including private airport transfers, breakfast and canapés served daily in Left Bank Bistro or in the privacy of the Penthouse room (at no additional costs) by private waiter, access to Sofitel’s exclusive Club Lounge and complimentary private bar beverages. The offer also features a decadent wellbeing component to include a two-hour treatment of guests’ choice off the menu at Sofitel Queenstown’s award-winning So Spa. Guests can also choose to have their SoSpa treatment in the privacy of the Penthouse, or even on the balcony while overlooking scenic Lake Wakatipu.


Penthouse No 10 is priced from NZ$5,000 per night. Subject to seasonality. Terms & Conditions apply. Penthouse No.10 guests can choose between a one or two bedroom configuration. To book call +64 03 450 0045 or email

The penthouse’s elegant pre-Christmas update follows a more extensive, multi-million refurbishment at the address in August, which introduced a new bar, a luxurious new event, weddings and meetings room, the first Executive Lounge offering in NewZealand’s South Island, and a fresh French-style bistro to the existing Sofitel hotel.

Located at 8 Duke Street, the multi-award-winning Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is renowned for its refined experience and outstanding service, an enticing blend of French ‘joie de vivre’ and the warm hospitality that’s inherent to Queenstown. The hotel was placed #8 in one of the world’s most prestigious travel awards – Conde Nast Traveler, Top Hotels in Australia and New Zealand: Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.

The hotel features 70 Superior and Luxury rooms, 10 Prestige Suites, two Penthouse Suites and So Spa at Sofitel which takes guests on an unadulterated journey of relaxation and pampering, all in the finest location in the heart of Queenstown.

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