How to spend $10,000 a night in New Zealand

What does a $10,000 a night accommodation get you in New Zealand? we’ve found out for you. Check out Eichardt’s Private Hotel…

In a town known for its snow-capped peaks that soar dramatically towards the infinite heavens, getting high is a favoured pastime. New penthouse offerings from two of the most iconic properties in town are pushing the sky’s-the-limit premise even further.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel now boasts New Zealand’s most expensive hotel suite: its ultra luxe The Penthouse, part of a stunning new $6-million development that has also added a 200-seat eatery and two Lake View Suites to the roster.

For $10,000 per night, guests get 180-degree views of Lake Wakatipu, a terrace spa, in-room sauna, 24/7 butler, a commercial-grade kitchen, endless Krug Champagne, a private chef and a Range Rover and driver at their disposal.

Meanwhile, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa‘s Penthouse No. 10 has undergone a $2-million update with new furniture, artworks, and a refreshed colour palette added to its list of inclusions like a private movie theatre, six-seater jacuzzi, his and hers walk-in wardrobes and personal butler. And all for just $5000 a night.

If you can’t quite bear to part with $10k, here’s a more affordable North Island offering that even Queen Elizabeth approves of… Huka Lodge: a royal retreat



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