The Oakridge Resort opened in February 2005 after a major renovation. In June 2006 it joined the Accor Hotels and has now become The Oakridge Resort, Grand Mercure.
Oakridge is already Wanaka's premier resort hotel with 77 rooms, 'The Hub' Restaurant & Bar and an outdoor heated rock pool and spa complex, and has already gained a 4 star accreditation from Qualmark.
The resort is set amongst sweeping lawns and gardens against a stunning panarama of the Southern Alps, including Avalanche Glacier, which offers guests a vibrant yet relaxing enviroment.
All Oakridge accommodation rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, outdoor decks and views of the surrounding mountains. Apartments are beautifully appointed with full kitchen facilities, dining/lounge area, ensuite bathroom, carparking, ski locker and a guest toilet.
The apartments are finished to high specification with granite benchtops, underfloor heating in tiled areas, quality carpet and parquet flooring in remaining floor space.
The Hub restaurant & Bar offers guests a unique dining experience with a new European concept of 'activity orientated' food. The indoor/outdoor dining ambience for the warm summer months is superb and the feature of three open fires creates a magnificent atmosphere for guests coming in from the brisk mountain temperatures. The restaurant seats between 50 - 120 people.
One of the special features of Oakridge Resort, Grand Mercure is the heated rock pool and spa complex. It offers guests a unique experience after the day's activities on the slopes or on the lake. The multi level rock pools with 7 spa pools, 2 large heated pools, changing rooms and massage and beauty therapy facilities are set amongst landscaped grounds which feature the native tussock so distinctive of Central Otago.
Because the hot pools are open air you can enjoy the stars of the Southern skies as a canopy while you relax at night.
The Sanctuary Day Spa at the Oakridge Resort, Grand Mercure offers guests massage, facials, manicure and pedicure treatments. With four treatment rooms available there is a choice of combining more than one treatment to pamper yourself.
The Rocks Cafe adjoins The Sanctuary Day Spa and the pool and spa area. Here guests can enjoy a range of light meals, freshly made muffins and cookies with a selection of coffees, teas, wine and beer.
The grounds and facilities at Oakridge Resort Grand Mercure are a perfect venue for conferences, weddings, parties and functions. The conference room seats up to 100 people in banquet style with a courtyard adjacent to the pool.