Queenstown New Zealand

New Zealand’s first smart hotel opens in Queenstown, mi-pad Hotel

If you’ve ever heard anyone talking about New Zealand, then they would’ve mentioned Queenstown.

But up until recently, they couldn’t have muttered the name, mi-pad Queenstown, because it’s only just opened and is a stunning, six-storey hotel right in the heart of Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island.

mi-pad is New Zealand’s first fully ‘smart’ hotel; a next generation, energy-conscious hotel experience for the smart traveller and the ultimate marriage of technology, sustainability, comfort and convenience.

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Complete with 57 stylish and well-appointed rooms with the latest in-room tech, multiple ‘social spaces’ and an impressive rooftop terrace, the hotel is keyless, spacious, conscious and savvy, making the stay a unique experience for any guest from the moment they arrive.

Complete with an app that enables you to set temperatures and mood lighting in your room, request room service or alert hotel staff that they don’t want to be disturbed, it’s thought about what you want before you even know you needed it.

Designed by John Blair and ringing-in at NZD$15 million, the hotel is less than a two-minute walk from the vibrant centre of Queenstown with its hundreds of bars, restaurants and activity operators set on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu.

The mi-pad hotel concept is the brainchild of Queenstown property developer Lewis Gdanitz and is the fruition of three years of hard work.

“mi-pad is the result of 15 years of research, travelling the world and finding the places that did accommodation really well,” he sayid.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to deliver a property that’s unlike anything else on offer in New Zealand, operating on a premise of affordable luxury delivered using the latest technology.

“I’m also very proud of the eco-conscious initiatives we have in place for every aspect of the operation.”

Each room in the swanky new establishment comes with queen sized beds, clever storage options, smart TVs and bathrooms featuring organic products and top-of-the-line hair styling tools.

Check out more at the mi-pad Hotel website.

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