mi-pad Queenstown is New Zealand’s first fully “smart” hotel. And it’s a smart choice for anyone heading over or down to check out all the multi-million dollar makeovers at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona.
mi-pad Queenstown only opened its doors last July, meaning it’s a brand-new experience for many snow lovers.
The six-storey, mid-price hotel in Henry Street features the latest in-room technology, multiple social spaces and an impressive rooftop terrace with superb views of The Remarkables mountains and Lake Wakatipu.
It’s a next generation, energy-conscious hotel experience for the smart traveller – the ultimate marriage of technology, sustainability, comfort and convenience, featuring 57 rooms including four bunk, three twin and fifty standard queen rooms.
When the sun goes down in Queenstown the town centre comes to life, with twinkling lights and roaring log fires drawing visitors into a buzzy après ski scene.
So why does mi-pad tick all your winter holiday boxes?
With its focus on technology and sustainability, there’s no need to take your room key up the slopes when you’ve used the hotel’s app ‘mia’ to book and check in and out of your room on your smartphone.
You may well ask ‘what’s mia’ and how does this simple, no hassle guest check-in work? When mia’s downloaded onto a smartphone, that automatically becomes your room key.
Mia’s the ‘key’ to adjusting your room temperature and mood lighting even when you’re out and about, or the app can be used to request room service, or let staff know if you don’t want to be disturbed. Mia also turns out to be a handy personal digital concierge with the latest information on local events and special offers, encouraging visitors to experience the best of this stunning destination.
Back to your winter holiday — before you get back from your snow adventure use mia to remotely set your room temperature and lighting so there’s a warm, cosy welcome awaiting. Inside the hotel, we’ve got your ski equipment sorted, with mi-pad’s self-service lockers large enough to safely store all your gear.
From here, warm up with a coffee, hot chocolate, or chai latte — all made to your liking — in an eco-friendly compostable cup from one of mi-pad’s FOC for guest smart bars. There’s one on every floor.
Back in your room, set the ‘do not disturb’ sign on your door with mia, before enjoying our high-pressure shower with luxurious organic La Clinica products. Then fill up your ice bucket from the smart bar, relax with a glass of your favourite Central Otago wine or craft beer, put your playlist on the smart TV and use some top-of-the-line GHD styling tools to get ready for a night out on the town.