/ mi-pad Queenstown: The hotel of the future

First fully “smart” hotel has opened its doors

Supplier: mi-pad Hotels
Location: Oceania

High tech and stylish, New Zealand’s first fully “smart” hotel has opened its doors in the heart of Queenstown. A first in New Zealand and in the world, the new mi-pad Queenstown is described as a next generation, energy- conscious hotel experience for the smart traveler.

It brings together technology, sustainability, comfort, and convenience. The six-story hotel features 57 rooms with the latest in-room tech, multiple social spaces, and a rooftop terrace. Guests booking their stay can download the hotel’s personal app ‘mia’ and their smartphone becomes a room key, meaning that the physical check in and check out is a thing of the past. ‘mia’ also has a range of other tricks as the app enables guests to set temperatures and mood lighting in their room, request room service or alert hotel staff



The hotel of the future that they don’t want to be disturbed. Access to the hotel is available 24/7 thanks to the technology. Once guests are settled in, mia transforms into a personal digital concierge, delivering the latest information on events, activities or offers and encouraging guests to experience the best of the destination.

A floor-to-ceiling social wall in the hotel’s entrance lobby also features mia’s latest updates and guests’ shared experiences. In the heart of Queenstown, the hotel’s best-kept secret is its huge rooftop terrace with an outdoor fireplace, plentiful seating and wraparound 270-degree views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains.

For more information, visit mipadhotels.com