The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been officially recognised as the 'Best Ski Hotel in New Zealand 2019' at the World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel, Austria.

The annual awards programme, now in its seventh year, celebrates excellence in ski tourism and brings together representatives from ski nations across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australasia.

This is the fourth consecutive year the 5-star hotel, luxury apartments, and lakeside residences have been voted the number one, world-class performer.

The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic five star accommodation with all the comforts of home and the service and facilities of an elite international hotel.

"Throughout the year, a record number of votes have been cast by leading ski tourism professionals as well as hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from across the globe," said Sion Rapson, managing director of the World Ski Awards.

"Ski tourism's highest accolade is truly deserved and rewards your commitment to excellence and determination to become the undisputed market leader."

The Rees is dedicated to ensuring both skiers and snowboarders have a truly unforgettable New Zealand winter experience, with a number of tailored snow packages on offer. Year-on-year the hotel's innovations and collaborations seek to raise the service benchmark to the next level.

"We love the challenge of creating personalised experiences that lift the bar not only for the winter season, but all year round," said Mark Rose, CEO of the Rees Hotel.

"We launched our ‘Soho Experience’ this season – it’s an exclusive skiing experience over 260 hectares of the Soho Basin private backcountry.  Complete with snowcat transfers the experience  ends with a gourmet three-course lunch which has proven to be a fantastic collaboration that we’re really proud of."

For the last decade, The Rees has been a dedicated accommodation sponsor of the Queenstown Winter Festival as part of its commitment to support one of the most significant winter tourism events at New Zealand’s most popular tourism destination.