Method x Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown


Sherwood Hotel, set on the alpine hillside in Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range, oozes both cool and calm.

Dining here focuses on fresh, seasonal, soul food taken from Sherwood’s own kitchen gardens, orchards and surrounding farms. Activities include yoga, pilates, meditation and massage, plus  live music, film, writers and artists in residence.

Each room has locality at its core; custom wall art and hand woven furnishings adorn the walls, a thick woollen blanket courtesy of South Island flocks comes with each of its 78 rooms, and New Zealand made manuka honey & myrtle bodywash inhabits every washroom.


On the roof of Sherwood you’ll find 248 high efficiency multi-crystalline solar panels. It’s one of the largest private solar installs in New Zealand, and generates so much energy it actually returns excess back to the grid -- how about that for a carbon footprint.

With a mission as clear as this, every aspect of the aesthetic had to be carefully considered when Sherwood was renovating. That’s why Method’s visibly beautiful recycling bins became the natural fit for to amplify their conscious choices about waste.

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Liane Leesment, Sherwood’s Operations Manager, initially invested a first run of Method recycling stations and was astonished with the results.

“We have achieved almost 100% diversion of waste from landfill in our restaurant by focusing on specialised waste collection and on site separation,” Leesment said.

We’re excited to see what the future holds for Sherwood as they install more of our Method recycling stations across their ethically-minded, luxuriously cool site. We’ll check back in with them early next year.