Situated on New Zealand’s South Island is Kawarau Village and where you’ll find DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queenstown and Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa. The properties are hugged by the serenity of Lake Wakatipu and set against a stunning mountainside backdrop (appropriately named Remarkables Mountain). Call it The Lord of the Rings effect: although the last remnants of the film were shot here in 2004, you can still feel the robust presence of a mythical allure in the air. Which explains why health, wellness and beauty elements here exude a sort of unspoken magic; Kiwis thrive upon it.
Contrary to popular belief, that large hoteliers subscribe to a cookie-cutter approach to service, Hilton Queenstown and DoubleTree (both share the eforea spa, which boasts the largest facility in town and is located inside the former of the two properties) offer geo-specific and uniquely tailored spa treatments that speak to cultivation and championing of local ingredients.