Queenstown Country Lodge has announced the appointment of Jennifer Harper and Mark Samways as on-site hosts at the lodge.

The duo will start work on the 10th January 2020, just in time for the busy summer season. They bring a wealth of tourism, travel and hospitality experiences to their role, as well as an affinity for the Queenstown region.

Jennifer has experiences in wholesale travel and subsequently sales, marketing and event management. She has held hotel management positions at the Haast World Heritage Hotel and at the Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort.

Mark’s early career involved running a luxury chalet in the French Alps and then running a high-end chalet equipment rental business in Trois Vallee before returning to London and eventually onto Queenstown. Mark was General Manager of Active New Zealand whilst also establishing Pure Boutique, a luxury tour provider to the Chinese market in 2012.

“We very pleased to have appointed hosts the calibre of Jennifer and Mark," said owner's representative Louise Tanner. "As a lodge with only five guest rooms, the hosts play a crucial role in extending a warm welcome to our guests and delivering a high level of service."