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Crowne Plaza Queenstown takes award for NZ's best ski hotel

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Multi-award winning Crowne Plaza Queenstown has topped off a stellar winter season with news it’s been voted New Zealand’s Best Ski Hotel at the second annual World Ski Awards in Kitzbühel last Saturday November 22.

Launched last year to celebrate exceptional success in the ski tourism industry, the World Ski Awards is the sister organisation of the World Travel Awards, widely heralded as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’.

Throughout the year a record number of votes were cast by leading ski tourism professionals worldwide as well as hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from 127 countries.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown general manager Reinier Eulink said he and the "hard working team were honoured to be recognised by tourism industry peers and guests".

"We’re proud of our unrivalled central location, superb views and the exceptional and consistent level of service we offer our guests year round and especially during the popular ski season," he said.

The awards were announced at a glittering red carpet World Ski Awards Ceremony, held as part of a three day programme of exclusive networking events and parties, VIP skiing on the world famous Hahnenkamm, sight-seeing tours and luxury chauffeur driven transfers.

"Queenstown has flourished and grown into a world-class ski resort and with increased air capacity and expansion of ski tourism and the region as a whole, Crowne Plaza Queenstown is well-placed to provide the ultimate ski experience," said Mr Eulink.

"Summer may be upon us but we have one foot in next winter already and we’re excited about what lies ahead," he said.

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