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The Spire

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

The discretely chic entrance to the award winning Spire Hotel in Queenstown is the gateway to a world of 5 star intimate luxury. A shrine to uber design, The Spire is a boutique hotel with lashings of style and elegance, in the heart of Queenstown.

At a Glance

  • The Spire's amazing design elements make it truly unique, with Starck lamps, Eames chairs and Bang and Olufsen technology

  • Tucked away down a quiet street in the heart of Queenstown

  • A great little café for breakfast - open to The Spire guests only

  • Wonderful service and attention to detail make the Spire a truly boutique address

  • The in-house bar and restaurant offers Thai fusion dishes and exquisite cocktails

Culture, Family, Ski

Insider's View

Room 6 is our top pick, overlooking the pretty church spire that gave the hotel its name. Enjoy a glass of local Pinot Noir from the comfort of your stylish Eames chair.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Immerse yourself in the vast and untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound, the second largest fiord in Fiordland National Park. You can just join in for the day, although many seem to opt for an overnight cruise.

Katie Kennard

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Spire or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes


The Spire is a chic boutique hotel with lots of personality wrapped in an ambience of sophistication and attention to detail. Centrally located in Queenstown, this is a fabulous base from which to explore this stunning region with its plethora of adventurous activities, great restaurants and shops.

Ten stylishly spacious guest rooms feature stone clad fireplaces, large balconies, iconic pieces of art and contemporary designer furniture which make it the perfect base from which to play in New Zealand’s premier alpine resort. The Charles Eames chairs, Philllipe Starck lamps and lustrous Possum throws really make this hotel stand out and this, together with attentive, genuine service and great food, is a truly unique combination.

The Spire's attentive staff can cater for your needs 24-hours a day, from suggesting and arranging restaurant reservations, to arranging your activities and even pre ordering any ski equipment and

lift passes on your behalf, their aim is to create an unforgettable guest experience. Add into the mix the superb chefs who create modern fusion cuisine of the highest standard and you realise that although the hotel truly is visually stunning and superbly designed, it is the people who ensure that The Spire is a cut above the rest.


The ten stylish suites feature stone clad fireplaces, large furnished balconies, iconic pieces of New Zealand art and contemporary designer furniture. Modern comforts such as plasma TVs with DVD player, iPod connectivity and wireless internet are standard. Four of the suites can be set up to accommodate twin beds. All suites feature a luxurious en suite marble bathroom with double vanities, shower and separate bathtub.

Guest Room


The Spire Queenstown is a family friendly hotel and can prepare baby food as well as providing a children's room service menu. A 'baby basket' can be ordered to avoid guests carrying bulky nappies etc. with them and cots and buggies can be hired. Inter-connecting rooms, children's books, DVDs and games are available as is babysitting. Queenstown offers families plenty of entertainment from skiing, farm visits, riding, rafting and the skyline gondola to name but a few.


Open for dinner and drinks, The Spire's No.5 Restaurant and Bar offers Thai fusion dishes and delicious cocktails. Picnic hampers or a packed lunch can also be arranged for you to take on your day's exploring and breakfast can be enjoyed in your room or on your balcony. The room service menu is extensive for relaxing in room dining.


There are many activities which you can partake in during your stay at The Spire. Activities around Queenstown include skiing, horse riding, mountain biking, wine tasting, bungy jumping, sky diving, hiking, fishing, paragliding, jet boating, lugeing and ziplining. No day will be the same during your stay!


The Spire's ski concierge understand that in the winter there are a lot of things that need arranging before you can enjoy your time in the snow - they can order skis/snowboards and hire any equipment for you in advance and it will be waiting for you on arrival at the hotel. They can also sort out passes, ski guides and ski lessons.

Location & Directions

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Set on Church Lane, beside beautiful Lake Wakatipu and the high peaks of the Southern Alps in the heart of Queenstown.

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Spire or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes

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