Multi-award winning Millbrook Resort has taken out the top gong at Trip Advisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards in January, being named New Zealand’s Top Hotel for the second year running.

Millbrook Resort head of operations Brian Howie said it was a “huge privilege” to receive the award.

“Our team work tirelessly to ensure every guest enjoys the complete Millbrook five-star experience, whether they are a returning guest or staying with us for the first time,” Mr Howie said.

“As co-hosts of the NZ Open, the recognition is exceptionally special for us. We’re excited to be able to showcase New Zealand’s Best Hotel to the world during the event. It’s a huge honour.”

The resort is riding a huge wave of success following multiple award wins in 2013 – including New Zealand’s Best Golf Resort and Best Luxury Wellness Spa Australasia and Oceania at the World Travel Awards in October last year – and recent 20th birthday celebrations as well as continued development of the resort and its realty offering.

Millbrook Realty, the resort’s luxury property arm, clocked up $36m of sales to the end of its financial year in September 2013, a 38 per cent increase from the previous year.

“Millbrook has a lovely, relaxed atmosphere and a country club feel and many of our guests go on to become property owners,” Mr Howie said.

“The Trip Advisor award is just the start of what is set to be another stellar year for us with continued good property sales, the NZ Open, and even more satisfied guests.“