Sofitel Queenstown gets a multi-million dollar upgrade

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa is adding a new wine bar, executive lounge and meeting space.

Sofitel Queenstown cafe
Left Bank Cafe

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa is adding a new wine bar, executive lounge and meeting space.

The 1789 Wine and Jazz Lounge, named after the date of the French revolution, will have a prohibition era vibe and will feature live jazz and blues performances, cocktails inspired by the 50s and 60s, and distinctive French-style staff uniforms.It will also offer over 280 of the very best Central Otago and French vintages, as well as premium Champagnes, by the bottle (50 wines by the glass).The new conference and wedding space, La Galerie, will feature an open fire, chandeliers, an inbuilt AV system, drop down screen, HD projector and Bluetooth lapel microphone capabilities. It has the capacity for 70 guests sit-down.

Selected guests at Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa will also have 24-hour swipe-card access to a stylish and comfortable new executive lounge at the property, accessed via the lobby.

The executive lounge will have WiFi for multiple devices, Smart TVs with Bluetooth, coffee, tea, fresh snacks and a range of drinks on offer.

The hotel’s Left Bank Café will now operate as Left Bank Bistro in the evening.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa Head chef Stéphane Postoyan has created a menu that blends French regional cuisine from his home region of Lyon, France, with local ingredients from Central Otago and beyond.

Hotel breakfasts at the Left Bank Café have also been transformed with the addition of a crepe station and a European-style breakfast buffet featuring French breads created on the premises, charcuterie, viennoiseries and patisseries.

Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa has 70 Superior and Luxury rooms, 10 Prestige Suites, two Penthouse Suites and So Spa at Sofitel, all in the finest location in the heart of Queenstown.

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