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Sharing Your Stories portfolio grows with management of the Commonage Villas portfolio grows with management of the Commonage Villas


Leading Queenstown boutique apartment management company has acquired some of the resort’s finest accommodation with the Commonage Villas joining the company’s portfolio. Ltd has recently taken over management of the luxury five-star self-contained apartments after buying the management rights from Commonage Villas Ltd as a going concern. Commonage Villas Ltd was the management company for the villas, which are all owned by private individuals. CEO Andy Salek says the Commonage approached his company to take the management business to the next level.

“The developers and management staff of Commonage Villas have done a superb job getting it to where it is today. As the market grows, we think there’s room to grow the business incrementally whilst still looking after the owners and managing the high level of service that the Commonage is known for,” Salek says.

“The Commonage is beautiful real estate – it’s the gold standard for private, self-serviced villas and we are excited about taking over management of the property.

“This latest addition to our portfolio is testament to the success of the brand and its fantastic team of locals, led by Sonya Archibald and Mel Hotop,” Salek adds. already manages luxury self-contained apartments at LakeRidge Queenstown and Esplanade Queenstown, plus a selection of properties at 22 Hallenstein and throughout Queenstown. It also set up and managed Village Queenstown, based at the Hilton Queenstown complex, before the complex was sold to Shanghai Pengxin. As a result, the new owners wanted to take over management of Village Queenstown. still acts as the preferred agent. is retaining operational staff from the Commonage Villas to ensure continuity of service.


Photo captions:

  1. Villa interior (living/dining area) at the Commonage Villas, Queenstown
  2. The Commonage Villas in winter


For more information, please contact: CEO Andy Salek, 021 222 3337 or or General Manager Sonya Archibald, 021 811 045 or

About is a leading management company of boutique, luxury self-contained accommodation based in Queenstown, New Zealand. It was founded in 2006 after CEO Andy Salek, himself an apartment owner at the time, was dissatisfied with the service provided by the management company at the time. Assisted by a team of long-term locals, ensures all villas and apartments within their portfolio are looked after and treated with the utmost care. focuses on providing top-quality service while providing owners with a solid return on their investment.

Celia Crosbie
Written by Celia Crosbie
Celia is an award-winning former journalist who has worked for newspapers and radio stations in New Zealand and magazines in the United Kingdom. She has worked in public relations in both NZ and London. Celia also specialises in digital media strategy and website copywriting for SEO.