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Graceful grande dame
Queenstown's most historic haven, Eichardt's Private Hotel has bagged the best spot on the lake for shoreside romance, offering super-chic interiors and no-holds barred luxe. Quintessentially boutique, there's an air of refined exclusivity here (thanks to the sumptuous interiors by Virginia Fisher, apartment-style boudoirs and cult-status Eichardt's Bar), yet this genteel cocoon is just a hop from the heart of the action.
Style addicts will love the eye-catching, clubby design details curated by New Zealand decorator Virginia Fisher (who also prettied up Smith escapes Matakauri Lodge, Huka Lodge, the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and Dolphin Island). Rich colours, warm textures, top-notch fittings, bespoke modern pieces and atmospheric antiques up the decor ante, ticking the drama box (oversize clocks in the conservatory-esque lobby) as well as ensuring comfort (cosy fireplaces and dreamy dressings areas in boudoirs).