The Carlin Boutique Hotel in Queenstown has been welcomed onto the Small Luxury Hotels of the World network, just four months after opening.

The Carlin, which opened in April, joins a list of 520 hotels worldwide, four of which are based in New Zealand.

“Independently-spirited; intuitive personalised service; attention to detail; bespoke experiences – are a few of the strong characteristics that define luxury as we know it at SLH, and The Carlin checks out in all aspects,” said SLH’s Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Mark Wong.

“Coupled with its scenic location of one of New Zealand’s most iconic views, The Carlin is well-placed to be the choice destination for our luxury guests seeking ultimate discretion. We are delighted to welcome The Carlin into our brand portfolio.”  

The seven-storey hotel includes a range of suites in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom configurations with outdoor living space, and its in-house restaurant, Oro, is headed up by acclaimed chefs Thomas Barta, who worked with Gordon Ramsay, and head chef Yann Robert.

The Carlin developer and majority shareholder Kevin Carlin called it a ‘major milestone’ for the business.  

“Being invited and accepted into the Small Luxury Hotels of the World network is a major milestone for The Carlin, especially so soon after opening,” he said.   

“SLH opens up opportunities to reach high net worth and discerning travellers, which is a huge positive for Queenstown and the luxury tourism market across New Zealand.”