May 25, 2024


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Luxury arrival: The Carlin Boutique Hotel debuts in Queenstown, New Zealand


The Carlin Boutique Lodge has made its lengthy-awaited debut in Queenstown, New Zealand, with the property formally opening previous week (Mar 24).

The attractive boutique luxury resort is a labour of appreciate for assets developer, composer and hospitality market veteran, Kevin Carlin, who individually oversaw the design and inside decorating of the lodge and will remain as bulk shareholder.

The Carlin Boutique Hotel Founder, Kevin Carlin. Picture credit rating: Kate Roberge

“Building a resort through a pandemic is far from great, but through very good organizing and tough work, we have been ready to reach the unimaginable and open our doorways immediately after just 14 months of design,” he mentioned.

“The truth our opening is timed with the re-opening of New Zealand’s borders is serendipitous but we are really grateful for this seemingly fantastic timing.”

Residing place in The Eagles Nest at The Carlin. Picture credit: Simon Larkin

With an elevated area in Hallenstein Road on Queenstown Hill, The Carlin overlooks the CBD, Lake Wakatipu and the Queenstown Bay space and Carlin said company can be expecting stunning sights from each suite.

“After a 30-yr affiliation with Queenstown, I know it is one particular of the most awesome spots on the world and I remain self-assured in the upcoming of substantial-price tourism in New Zealand,” he stated.

Distribute in excess of 7 flooring, The Carlin gives a assortment of roomy suites in a single-, two-, 3- and 4-bedroom configurations with 88 to 500 square metres of indoor and outdoor residing room per suite.

A bed room in The Eagles Nest at The Carlin. Graphic credit rating Simon Larkin

Carlin explained he intended the resort and its substantial options primarily based on luxurious hotels in Europe and they incorporate non-public butlers, personal chefs, non-public massages, a separate personal entrance, further-large indoor and out of doors dwelling spaces and entry to a private jet and luxury autos.

“The flexible place configuration lets the resort to supply The Carlin Skyhome Penthouse, the premier penthouse suite in Australasia – a seven-bed room, 3-level suite connected by private elevate and with a private entrance,” he explained.

“A commitment to personalised support means the resort will only accommodate a most of 50 right away attendees at any one time.

The Carlin’s Oro Cafe. Image credit rating: Simon Larkin

The full residence can be booked out and the Carlin has now taken a number of this kind of bookings,” he stated.

The Carlin’s in-house restaurant – ORO – has been “designed for magnificence”, according to the owner, who explained it would take “fine eating to the subsequent level with innovative delicacies showcasing Aotearoa’s finest substances from the land and sea”.

The kitchen is headed up by two cooks with Michelin Star knowledge – government chef Thomas Barta, who worked with Gordon Ramsay, and head chef Yann Robert.


“There have been many troubles to get over but this has been a genuine labour of appreciate, and I’m immensely very pleased that The Carlin Boutique Resort and its affiliated companies will be certain Queenstown can deliver a visitor experience of the extremely best normal of sophistication,” Carlin reported.

The lodge is having bookings from nowadays, April 1.


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