mi-pad Queenstown opens following three year journey
The six-storey hotel features 57 stylish rooms with the latest in-room tech, multiple ‘social spaces’ and an impressive rooftop terrace.
Guests booking their stay download the hotel’s personal app ‘mia’ and their smartphone becomes a room key. The app also enables guests to set temperatures and mood lighting in their room (even remotely), request room service or alert hotel staff that they don’t want to be disturbed. A floor-to-ceiling ‘social wall’ in the hotel’s entrance lobby also features mia’s latest updates and guests shared experiences.
The $15 million John Blair-designed hotel is the brainchild of Queenstown property developer Lewis Gdanitz.
“mi-pad is the result of 15 years of research, travelling the world and finding the places that did accommodation really well,” he said. “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.”