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Sofitel Queestown Hotel & Spa Leads New Zealand On Conde Nast’s Top Ten Hotels List

October 18, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa has led New Zealand as the nation’s top ranking hotel on USA magazine Conde Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards revealed this week. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa took second place in the competitive category of ‘Top 10 Hotels in Australia & Pacific’ scoring scoring 86.3% behind Australia’s Park Hyatt Sydney.

image006The Sofitel hotel’s General Manager Vincent Macquet says, “This is a truly aspirational award, both at property level and from a Sofitel Luxury Hotel’s brand perspective, and we’re delighted to have made this prestigious list of inspiring hotels for the first time in 2013.

“It’s a credit to our wonderful and dedicated ambassador team who continue to live up to our brand values to exceed the guest experience. Our magnifique scenic location in Queenstown combined with Sofitel’s inherent French approach to hospitality and cousu main service makes for an irresistible experience for anyone fortunate enough to this beautiful part of New Zealand.”

Nearly 80,000 people worldwide took part in Conde Nast Traveler USA magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice survey this year – more than ever before – casting 1.3 million votes. The survey extended to the world’s best cities, hotels, resort, cruise liners and airlines.

For a complete overview of the awards categories and recipients, visit

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa’s latest readers’ choice win punctuates a bountiful awards run in recent years. In June this year, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa was recognized by readers’ of another respected travel magazines, Travel+Leisure Asia (T+L), named in its top five list of hotels in the Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific region. T+L’s reader’s awarded the hotel a score of 90.00 out of 100 in regards to its perceived service with guests.

In  addition, in 2011 the hotel beat out thousands of others worldwide to take first place in Travel+Leisure USA’s World’s Best Spa award category, and in 2012 earned a place in T+L’s World’s Best Awards as one of the top ten best cities across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.  For more on the hotel visit

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