QT Hotels and Resorts recently threw a housewarming for Queenstown locals from across the tourism, hospitality and business sectors. Changing up the typical housewarming custom, QT Queenstown gave rather than received, gifting ten free room nights to 10 local charities nominated by housewarming guests. The ten charities were announced as the winners of the ten free room nights during the event. With Happiness House receiving two nights due to overwhelming support on the night.

“We love the fact that so many people nominated and supported our centre. We are always so appreciative to have Happiness Houses’ work recognised by members of the community. We will use this opportunity to raise funds, and it is another chance to raise awareness of our centre and what we can provide to wonderful Wakatipu.” Said Keren Stuart, Manager of Happiness House.

“We wanted to go one step further in backing up our intent to be a community partner by showing QT’s support for local charities and not-for-profits and the incredible work they do in the community,” Simon adds. “QT doesn’t mind if the ten free room nights given to the chosen ten charities are used at a charity auction to raise money, or as a thank you gift to a hard-working volunteer member of their team. We are thrilled with the ten charities chosen and hope our contribution helps.” Added Simon White, General Manager of Event Hotels and Resorts.

The 10 charities announced as winners of a free room night were:

  1. Sustainable Queenstown
  2. Queenstown SPCA
  3. Search and Rescue Queenstown
  4. Women’s Refuge
  5. Plunket Queenstown
  6. Queenstown Fire Brigade
  7. Jigsaw Central Lakes
  8. Air Rescue Trust
  9. Happiness House
  10. Happiness House

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