Christchurch boutique hotels collect top travel awards

World Travel Awards 2016:

Australasia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016: The Residence at The George Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand's Leading Boutique Hotel 2016: The George Christchurch
New Zealand's Leading Hotel Suite 2016: Penthouse at Hotel Montreal

The Residence at The George was named Australasia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016, and is now nominated as the World's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016.

For the tenth year, The George has been named New Zealand's Leading Boutique Hotel 2016 in the World Travel Awards.

For the first time after joining the Brook Serene Collection last year, Hotel Montreal has won New Zealand's Leading Hotel Suite 2016 for its Penthouse suite. The five-star hotel’s 26 private suites all have their own balconies. The spacious three-bedroom Penthouse boasts a private balcony with all day sun and a barbecue area overlooking Hagley Park.

Managing Director of Brook Serene, Bruce Garrett says the boutique hotel group is helping put New Zealand style on the international map.

“Since 1988 we have worked to establish an unrivalled reputation for excellence. We are delighted to be recognised in these prestigious travel awards, voted for by the world’s travel industry leaders and international media,” he says.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The George has received numerous international accolades in recent years.

The Residence at the George is a gracious house adjoining the hotel with its own well-established, manicured garden. Recently refurbished in keeping with its classic architecture, its stylish dining room, library and cocktail areas all open onto a tranquil outdoor setting overlooking Hagley Park.

“It has been the Christchurch home away from home for numerous world figures and celebrities,” Bruce Garrett says.

Regional award winners, including The Residence at The George, go on to the World Travel Awards to be presented at an international awards gala in the Maldives on 2 December.