About

Eichardt's is part of the leading collection of luxury accommodation in New Zealand and the most awarded private hotel in the country.
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An Imperium Collection Hotel

Imperium acquired Eichardt’s Private Hotel in December 2010, making it the first New Zealand based investment for the group. Eichardt’s Private Hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, one of the world’s premier luxury hotel brands. The Imperium Group owners Sarah and Andrew Cox are based in Melbourne, Australia, but Andrew is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand where he started his working career in hospitality before moving into banking. Andrew established The Imperium Group in 2001 as a diversified investment company. He is a passionate owner with a genuine love for all Queenstown and New Zealand have to offer. 

Staff at Eichardt's

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JAMES CAVANAGH
GENERAL MANAGER

Overseeing operations at The Spire Hotel and Eichardt’s Private Hotel, James is originally from Auckland, New Zealand and most recently of Melbourne, Australia with the Rydges group and the Windsor (Oberoi).

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ADAM MOORE
OPERATIONS MANAGER

Adam brings international experience to the group having previously managed properties in St Christoph, Austria and Claviere, Italy. Adam also spent several years working as the Food & Beverage Manager for NZSki before joining the team at Eichardt’s Private Hotel.

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TOM MACAULAY
FOOD & BEVERAGE GENERAL MANAGER

Originally from Melbourne, Tom has lived in Queenstown for the past 10 years, the last 8 of which were spent at the helm of all things Food & Beverage at Amisfield Winery & Bistro, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Imperium Collection.

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LAUREN KARAS
GUEST RELATIONS MANAGER

With over 9 years experience in Client Relations and Events Management, Lauren joins the Imperium team as Guest Relations Manager for Eichardt’s Private Hotel and The Spire Hotel.

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JACQUELINE CAMPBELL
MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Jacqueline manages all marketing activities for the Imperium Collection of Luxury Boutique Hotels portfolio. Originally from Brisbane, Australia and most recently from the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, USA.

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KIERAN GARDINER
HEAD CONCIERGE

Originally from the UK, Kieran oversees all concierge operations for the Imperium Collection of Luxury Boutique Hotels. Kieran’s network of exclusive contacts ensures all guests experience the very best of the adventure capital.