Left to right: Madison Murray, Lara Cunningham with Anthony Robertson, Owner/Manager of Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell.

Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards, in the Best General Manager, Continent Winner: Australia and Oceania category.

The announcement was made at a gala event at the Artic TreeHouse and SantaPark in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, with over 300 guests flown in from around the world to celebrate the awards.

“I’m proud to have been a part of the award win, we’re a little place in the deep south of New Zealand and we’re on the world stage now,” said Anthony Robertson, Lake Resort Cromwell GM. “This award is for everyone at the hotel – I can only do my job because of my team’s great work.”

“What a proud moment for the first Heritage Collection property to receive recognition in these prestigious awards,” said Leon Mascarenhas, operations manager of the Heritage Collection.

“We are delighted that Lake Resort entered for the first time this year, as Heritage Hotels’ properties have been entering and winning the Luxury Hotel Awards every year since 2016.”

The World Luxury Hotel Awards are likened to the Oscars for luxury properties worldwide and recognise outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry.

“The win for Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell reinforces how special our Heritage Collection properties can be. It also recognises that a regional location is no impediment to taking pride of place on the competitive international stage,” said Mascarenhas.

Heritage Collection Lake Resort Cromwell is set on the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago and is a seven-minute drive from the township of Cromwell. It features its own waterway access to the lake, with moorings available by the accommodation.

The boatshed-themed accommodation has one to three-bedroom villas with decks and lake views which are ideal for families or groups of friends to share, as well as studio rooms for couples or business stays.