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Mice Net : February 2009
queenstown Hotel St Moritz If you want top-grade accommodation, think Hotel St Moritz. It gained a five-star rating from Qualmark last year  after undergoing a multi-million dollar refurbishment. It also cemented its reputation by being named New Zealand’s best hotel at the 2008 New Zealand tourism Awards, for the fourth time. the hotel is also one of only eight in the world to join Accor’s prestigious new collection of boutique hotels called MGallery. Visit www.accorhotels.co.nz for details. In2Food Whether you want to cater for a picnic, cocktail party or gala dinner, In2Food can provide excellent innovative cuisine. With more than 15 years’ experience in hospitality, the team specialises in showcasing the best in regional food. Not only do they use their local knowledge to ensure quality produce, they use their experience to employ quality staff. they can also help you select the best venue, be it a lakefront, vineyard or historic location. How about a scenic helicopter flight to a secluded spot for dinner? or jet boating to a waterfront cocktail party? or a picnic at a Lord of the rings location? Visit www.in2food.co.nz for more. Wine and dine the vineyards around Queenstown may be the most southern in the world but the Central otago region is gaining a reputation for producing wines similar to the famous burgundy region of France. Varieties grown include pinot noir as well as riesling, pinot gris and chardonnay found at 75 wineries. there are more than 32 cellar doors and many vineyards also boast restaurants where you can enjoy wonderful local produce. Visit www.gvwines.co.nz/ for further details. MUST SEE & dO Coronet Peak and The Remarkables these two ski fields are run by NZ Ski Ltd. Coronet Peak is only 18 kilometres from Queenstown and is renowned for its roller coaster terrain across a series of interconnected bowls offering exhilarating skiing and riding for all levels. A recent multi-million dollar upgrade means high speed chairlifts, extensive trails, several restaurants and cafes, shops and rental stores and a heated deck where you can enjoy the surrounding majestic views. the development also introduces year round opportunities as a conference, events and incentive centre. the remarkables’ high location, north facing sunny aspect, fantastic terrain parks, great snow and friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes it a true alpine experience for all ages and experience. there’s the ozone tubing Park also live music plays frequently on the deck and facilities include an award-winning ski and snowboard school, café, retail shop and equipment hire. Visit www.nzski.com for further details. mice.net 161 Wine tasting, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown. Photo courtesy of Destination Queenstown.