Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report

Apr 19, 2004


GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND – Blanket Bay, a luxury lodge located on New Zealand’s South Island in Glenorchy, has earned top ranking in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Resort's annual “World’s Best Hotels” awards. Earning prestigious places in two separate categories, Blanket Bay retained the second place honor, in the “International Resort Hideaways” category, comprised of resorts with fifty rooms or fewer. Blanket Bay also captured the seventh spot in the "Best International Resort Hotels" category.

According to Tom Tusher, owner of Blanket Bay, “Blanket Bay’s success can be attributed to the hotel’s passion for creating gentle and elegant surroundings combined with its genuinely warm hospitality as well as a first rate staff, headed by General Manager, Philip Jenkins.” Philip added, “It is an honor to be recognized in one of the most credible and prestigious hotel industry newsletters.”

Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s 22nd annual survey is the oldest and most reliable poll of its kind conducted among sophisticated frequent travelers. More than 87% of this year’s respondents hold the title of President/CEO/Owner/Partner and 90% have traveled outside the U.S. for business and leisure during the past 12 months.

Now in its 23rd year of publication, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report is the ultimate travel guide for sophisticated travelers seeking candid reviews and inside information on the best luxury hotels, resorts and hideaways in the United States and around the world. The newsletter recognizes only the top hotels and resorts around the world.

Blanket Bay has previously received Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s Grand Award. To receive this honor, properties must be intimate in size, located in peaceful surroundings and have a commitment to the personal service of their guests.

About Blanket Bay A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Blanket Bay was recently named to Andrew Harper’s Hideaway “World’s Best Hotels” awards earning top ranking in two separate categories. In 2000, Blanket Bay was named to Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” and received Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report Grand Award. Located on the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, five intimate, lakeside rooms have a balcony or terrace, king-sized beds and sitting area. Three 700-square foot suites offer bedroom and sitting areas along with stone fireplaces, bathrooms with steam shower and separate tub. Each suite comes with a 400-square foot private terrace. The chalet bedrooms have spectacular lake views, king-sized beds, stone fireplaces, and bathrooms with steam showers, separate tubs and double vanities. Each has a private courtyard entrance and separate terrace.