We’re thrilled to give you an insider preview of The Residence Collection by our New Zealand experts Touch of Spice. The recently launched collection provides elite travellers with unrivaled access to the country’s most exclusive properties. Intrigued? Step inside and be wowed.

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Ranging in price from $5,000 – $35,000 NZD per night, The Residence Collection is a carefully curated portfolio of exquisite private estates and oceanfront retreats, owners cottages and premium homes. When staying in a Residence Collection property guests will be lavished in luxuriously appointed accommodation while enjoying world-class facilities and tailor made experiences.

“The world’s super-rich have New Zealand on their bucket list and they expect money can’t buy experiences when they get here, starting with their accommodation” says Touch of Spice founder Jacqui Spice.

“The Residence Collection meets their discerning demands,” continues Spice. “We’ve hand selected every property and no expense has been spared to ensure each one is worthy of this accolade.”

And this mark of distinction is well deserved. Imagine the ultimate in contemporary design with elements of local flair set to the backdrop of New Zealand’s awe-inspiring scenery. In addition to the exclusive properties themselves, Touch of Spice ensures that even the highest of expectations are exceeded. All of the properties also come with a range of in-house inclusions, such as private chefs, daily housekeeping, private wine collections, art collections, butler service and in-residence spa treatments.

Touch of Spice invites us into two of the super villas included in the new collection: Bellagio and The Lodge at The Hills.



This residence is as grand in scale as it is in style. No stone is left unturned in the connection between the luxury comfort and aesthetics. Acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, who is renowned for her work with New Zealand’s finest luxury lodges, is the brainchild behind all of this beauty (pictured in both images above). Soft neutral tones, natural wood and plush fabrics adorn the residence, creating a sense of warmth and comfort. The aesthetics are complemented by the serenely beautiful lake and mountain views, with large windows throughout offering panoramic views of the landscape from every angle.

There are three luxuriously appointed suites within the main residence, each with its own colour palette, offering private seating, an open fireplace, tastefully hidden TV and en-suite bathroom. The detached self-contained one bedroom villa, located only metres away, includes a living space, massage room, sauna and fully equipped gym. The house has every facility guests would need for an exceptionally memorable stay in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sir Michael Hill, The Hills, John Darby, Jack's Point, Queensto

Lodge at The Hills

Lodge at The Hills is a luxury lodge offering an exclusive experience for up to 12 guests. Set in 500 acres of tranquil ambience, in a stunning glacial valley and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a stay at The Lodge is guaranteed to be a holiday of lasting special memories.

From the moment guests walk into the grand entrance they are connected with the phenomenal surrounding vistas. They are enveloped in the warmth, space, design and sense of home this unique lodge provides. The Lodge owners allowed the architects freedom of expression in their design and they have ably met the brief to break all boundaries of preconceived ideas and build a lodge to a standard rarely achieved anywhere in the world.