From waterside to on-water, Queenstown New Zealand’s luxurious Eichardt’s Private Hotel is set to add a plush new style and level of accommodation to its growing portfolio of exclusive destinations.
The latest addition is the Pacific Jemm, a 24-metre luxury vessel which offers four suites, premium service, and is available for private hire and cruising.
The Falcon 80 S will command upwards of NZD$12,500 for stays that allow adventurous travellers to experience Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu from the water.
In Eichardt’s signature style, the owners say that the Pacific Jemm “oozes old-world charm with smart teak finishes, plush in-built furnishings and all the modern amenities expected of a fine hotel experience.” There are two crew members on service, alongside the Eichardt’s chef who will prepare custom menus with an emphasis on locally-sourced fare.
The acquisition is a coup for the Imperium Collection, owned by Christchurch-born businessman Andrew Cox, which has a strong presence in Queenstown’s luxury boutique market with two hotels, lakeside apartments, private residence and restaurants The Grille, No5 Church Lane and the revered Eichardt’s Bar. The Penthouse – which opened in late 2017 – is one of New Zealand’s most exclusive private accommodations.
“We are thrilled to be able to extend our luxury experiences in Queenstown onto the water. The Pacific Jemm is currently undergoing a significant upgrade to bring it to the standard that our guests expect, and will offer signature experiences akin to the standard set by The Penthouse,” says Cox.
Three expansive decks provide the perfect vantage point to explore hidden coves, mountain vistas or insta-worthy backdrops of the famous Queenstown bay.
Options for cruising include scenic daytrips to Glenorchy and a helicopter over to the West Coast for crayfish (lobster) before returning to the boat to anchor up and cook the catch. For the truly adventurous, guests can super-charge the experience with their pick of an Aston Martin, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Audi R8 or Porsche 911 to cruise down the road to Glenorchy before being helicoptered over the Southern Alps, gathering West Coast delicacies and devouring the freshest Kiwi seafood while cruising back to Queenstown.
Custom fireworks displays over gourmet dinners that light up The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak mountain ranges will set the scene for intimate wedding or milestone celebrations.
“As a luxury brand we are constantly looking for new ways to deliver incredible experiences and memories for our guests. The Pacific Jemm will continue this tradition, ushering in a new way of luxury travel for guests seeking to discover what makes New Zealand truly world-class,” says Cox.
With overnight stays starting from $12,500 per night for up to 10 people, a stay on the Pacific Jemm is designed for ultra-high net worth individuals and families looking for a different perspective. Alternatively, day trips and private functions can accommodate up to 45 guests and will be custom built for each experience.