Opened in 2011 under the Hilton Hotel banner, the luxury Kawarau Village resort development on the shores of Lake Wakatipu features several individual hotel configurations with in excess of 500 beds and a number of restaurants.

We were responsible for the base build and fit out of the Kawarau Hotel (currently known as DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown), the Lakeside Apartment complex and the extensive fit out of the Hilton Hotel itself. Other fit outs undertaken in the complex include the award-winning Wakatipu Grill, Stacks Pub, Mee & Me Noodle Bar, Lobby Bar, Cru Bar and Lakes Counter Deli & Café, a floating jetty for the guests arriving by water, and landscaping for the development.

The total value of works undertaken by Naylor Love during the four years of the development reached approximately $50M, with our Central Otago team proud to deliver the high-end finishes specified by the client.

Client: Melview Developments/Korda Mentha
Completed: May 2011


Accommodation, Central Otago, Interiors / Fitout, Retail