About Chalet Queenstown

Chalet Queenstown was formerly known as Chalet Edelweiss, beginning operations in the 1960s. The owners of that time were Swiss and modified an existing dwelling by placing the Chalet upper level on it. In its time, Chalet Edelweiss was a popular place to stay and had some of the first ensuited bathrooms in Queenstown. Created at a time when tourism was at its infancy, guests from all over the world did, and continue to enjoy their stay. Fundamentally reorganised and refurbished in 2009, the Chalet offers contemporary lodgings with a warm environment.

Shashank, Manager

Shashank has completed his bachelor’s in Hospitality and Tourism from New Zealand in 2006. With previous experience in hospitality, 12 years ago he came to Queenstown and has been involved as an employee and now as his own man in accommodation related hospitality.

Meeting people from all over the world, who are in Queenstown to enjoy all that is on offer in this beautiful part of the world, is a highlight of Shashank’s work. He is reknown for his laughter, fantastic breakfasts and sage advice on what to do when in Queenstown.

He likes to enjoy the restaurants and activities on offer in Queenstown and is well known for making good recommendations from a cosy night out, jet boating, helicopter rides, sky diving, wineries to a good value.


Isha, Shashank’s partner, has been on the frontline for Chalet Queenstown.  She has a background in Accountancy; and also has travelled extensively around the world which she finds really helpful in forging relationships with the wide range of guests who stay at the Chalet. She can advise on places to visit and activities to participate in, along with recommendations for dinner in the evenings have all had positive feedback from guests who have stayed.

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