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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sofitel Queenstown – 5 Star Attraction

The Sofitel Queenstown is the first five-star hotel in this beautiful resort town. Located in the heart of Queenstown, it opened in the 2nd half of 2005. Within its first year, it has already been named among the top 20 hotels in the world by prestigious Australian travel magazine Gourmet Traveller!

Besides the usual classy offerings we expect of a five-star hotel, the Sofitel Queenstown has another interesting five-star attraction: the men’s toilet!

On the 2nd floor men’s toilet, there are life sized images of models behind the urinals oogling at the men’s manhood with binoculars, camera & tape measure! Talk about men’s insecurity with our “apparatus” and this cheeky wall display has these pretty gals checking out our little “johnny”! Haha!

My New Zealand Vacation, Queenstown, Sofitel, Toilet, Pano69
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Interesting wall feature in the Men's Toilet !
Sofitel Queenstown, Oct 2005

It would be a challenge choosing which urinal to use. Imagine standing in front of the gal with the tape measure and trying to keep a straight face. Fortunately, I was only in the toilet to shoot the above photo else the challenge would be keeping my aim on target in the urinal and you can’t if you are laughing!

When Sofitel Queenstown opened last year, word got around and many people, including the ladies, queued up just to view the men’s toilet. If you are wondering, there isn’t any interesting wall display in the ladies’ toilet. :-(
Sofitel Queenstown

My New Zealand Vacation, Queenstown, Sofitel, Photo434A
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Sofitel Queenstown under construction, May 2005

Besides Sofitel, another five-star hotel chain Hilton will soon operate in Queenstown too. In the years to come, more international visitors will descend on this alpine resort of New Zealand.
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