Queenstown’s Hidden Lodge, an exclusive retreat overlooking Lake Wakatipu and minutes from the heart of Queenstown, has new owners and a new manager. It was previously known as Evergreen Lodge and is positioned at a five star level.

The lodge was bought back in April by Jessica Brunell and Murray Boyes, both of Christchurch and they have spent months reviewing and refining the offer including the transition to a new name.

They have also appointed a new on-site manager in Claudia Bartsch who has extensive experience in other Queenstown properties as well as in Fiji and Germany. Originally from Germany, she qualified at the Ritterplan School of Hotel Management in Goettingen.


Hidden Lodge manager Claudia Bartsch (left) with owners Jessica Brunell and Murray Boyes.