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Queenstown has welcomed more visitors than usual over the last few months, with research showing good growth in guest nights from strong international visitor numbers and record domestic nights. Records show total visitor nights for March this year were up 15.3 per cent on the same period last year with international guests increasing by nearly one fifth.

Stylish St Moritz a trend setter

There’s style and substance over at Accor’s MGallery Collection Member, St Moritz in Queenstown, with the venue making some brilliant new additions and statements through its services. A new website is loaded with MICE material and designed with the event planner in mind to make event planning a breeze.
The venue has even set up a webcam feed so those who are in distant lands can gaze at The Remarkables.
Offline, the company has relaunched a spread of custom products and services for women who travel and work within the meeting space. This is something the female-dominated MICE industry will greatly appreciate. There’s personal hand cream on the conference table, aromatherapy candles in the restrooms, healthy menu choices, and a mini manicure and glass of bubbles on the evening of delegate arrivals.

Go to the website to admire the beautiful www.stmoritz.co.nz.

New Spirit of Queenstown

Southern Discoveries is launching a multi-million dollar catamaran and nature experience on Lake Wakatipu. The purpose-built 26 metre, high-speed catamaran, will launch for the start of the 2013/14 summer season. She will carry up to 150 passengers from Queenstown across Lake Wakatipu to the normally inaccessible Mt Nicholas Station for an authentic and nature-based experience. m