Blanket Bay Among World’s Best
Queenstown’s Blanket Bay Lodge has been selected as the best lodge in the world by the US Discovery Travel & Living channel. Blanket Bay will feature on Discovery’s new Five-Star Insider series alongside the world’s best castle, ship, train, spa, safari camp, island and hotel. “This programme has millions of viewers worldwide and offers publicity that as a destination New Zealand could not afford to buy,” says Blanket Bay General Manager Philip Jenkins. “It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate to the international market that New Zealand tourism is savvy and sophisticated and stands on its own amongst the world’s top tourist choices.” Established in 1999, Blanket Bay is an exclusive lakeside alpine lodge consisting of just 12 rooms. Actor Sir Ian McKellan called it “the best place in the world” during his stay while filming Lord of the Rings.