The Rees receives award.

Queenstown’s The Rees Hotel has received a global award for Sustainable Tourism at the Skal World Congress. The Rees came atop 62 other entrants across 31 countries, winning the ‘Best Urban Accommodation’ category in Sustainable Tourism.

It’s the first time a New Zealand entrant has won an award at the Skal World Congress, which has been around since 1934.

“This is the big one for us as it highlights our incredibly strong ‘green mindset’ backed by a collective commitment with our company-wide stewardship programme that spans from our Board to across our entire team to be conscious about our impact on both our environment and community,” said Mark Rose, CEO, The Rees Hotel.

“We reward critical thinking that reduces our carbon footprint, and as a result, we’ve minimised waste, developed efficiency strategies and responsible initiatives with the intention to be the best corporate citizen within the broader community in which we live – New Zealand’s most popular tourist destination.”

Earlier in the month The Rees sold its management company The Rees Management Ltd to Pioneer Capital and announced expansion plans to develop the brand into a chain of boutique New Zealand. hotels