Hilton Queenstown

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About this Project

The Hilton Queenstown is idyllically sited on the edge of Lake Wakatipu at Kawarau Falls Station, surrounded by the dramatic natural landscape of Central Otago.

The hotel opened to guests in 2011 and has 148 spacious guest rooms, 30 unique studios or suites, signature restaurant, cafe and bar and meeting facilities. The health and wellness facilities include a state-of-art gymnasium and indoor swimming pool and a luxury spa.

The material palette accents natural materials, largely inspired by the Central Otago region. The roof is typically finished with a pebble ballast that is sourced from the nearby Kawarau River, and successfully anchors the project into its environment.

Peddle Thorp were also involved in the Hilton Kawarau Residences located immediately adjacent to this new 5 star hotel.


Client Melview (Kawarau Falls Station) Limited

Location Kawarau Falls Station
New Zealand

Completion date January 2011



02 Hilton 091 sq

Lakeside dining

04 Hilton 082 s

Porte Cochere

05 Hilton 003 s


06 Hilton 040 s

Colonnade to restaurant

07 Hilton 028 s

Indoor pool

08 Hilton 045 s

Guest room

09 Hilton 090 sq

Approach from Lake Wakatipu

Terry Barnes2
The building not only serves as a quality amenity for Hilton Queenstown and its patrons, but also provides an attractive destination for the wider Queenstown community. The result is a hotel of significant scale and quality, but which belies its size and sits respectfully in its spectacular natural environment
Terrence Barnes
03 Hilton 107 s

Crescent courtyard

Extraordinary design on an extraordinary site. This project required a high level of technical skill and close co-ordination.
Joshua Grant

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