Edgewater offers premium, award-winning hospitality to thousands of local and international tourists every year. Spread across 10 acres of desirable lakefront property, the hotel’s 103 independently-owned hotel rooms and suites, restaurant, day spa and recreational facilities face the pristine waters of Lake Wanaka’s Roys Bay.
“There’s a great sense of space at Edgewater,” says general manager Catherine Bone. “Given there’s no road between us and the lake, the property has one of the best hotel locations in New Zealand.”
Edgewater first opened its doors in 1986 – well before the Wanaka tourism boom. However, Catherine says the hotel has been able to keep its sense of community for more than 30 years.
“Edgewater has been a big part of the local community for a long time,” she says. “Thirty-three years ago, our restaurant was one of the only in town, and for a while, we were the only hotel with Sky TV.”