New Zealand—where you can find dramatic coastlines, lush rolling hills, and majestic mountain ranges—has long inspired dreamers and adventurers. Now, in a collaborative effort with Robertson Lodges, a distinguished collection of three resorts, Rosewood makes its inaugural entrance into the Oceania region, offering an enthralling journey across both the North and South Islands.
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers, and Rosewood Matakauri have officially joined the Rosewood portfolio, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s intentional and ongoing global growth strategy. Spearheaded by philanthropists Julian and Josie Robertson since 2001, these three resorts have earned a reputation for delivering bespoke and warm hospitality against the canvas of New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery.
“New Zealand’s inspiring natural beauty and warm hospitality have truly captivated us, and we are thrilled to embark on this remarkable journey with Robertson Lodges” said Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “It is with great respect and admiration that we seek to honor the Robertson family’s original vision by further elevating the guest experience offered at each resort with Rosewood’s singular approach to ultra-luxury hospitality.”
Staying loyal to Rosewood’s guiding philosophy, ‘A Sense of Place,’ the properties will capture the quintessential spirit and unique authenticity of New Zealand. Each destination promises a singular experience rooted in the locale’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Situated in the coastal estate near the Bay of Islands, Rosewood Kauri Cliffs offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort gives you direct access to three private beaches, a sheep and cattle farm, and the prestigious Kauri Cliffs 18-hole golf course. With 26 finely-appointed rooms and suites, guests can engage in various activities, including heritage tours, golf, and water sports, making the resort an elegant seaside escape where the grandeur of the land envelops you.
Located in Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island, known for its world-class vineyards and Art Deco architecture, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills, offering a vast vista where the sea meets the sky. The resort boasts the largest privately funded wildlife restoration project in New Zealand, Cape Sanctuary, and a golf course designed by Tom Doak. Its 24 rooms and suites offer a sanctuary for those who desire intimacy and tranquility, backed by a range of nature walks, farm tours, and golfing experiences.
Along the idyllic shores of Lake Wakatipu, Rosewood Matakauri is a stunning alpine lakeside retreat that offers the best of both worlds: a quiet oasis of luxury and comfort, near bustling Queenstown. Crowned as one of the finest resorts in the country, Rosewood Matakauri is your restorative haven after a day of exploration. It offers stunning views of Queenstown’s big three peaks—The Remarkables, Cecil, and Walter Peak. The resort, with its 13 rooms and a dining outlet, extends a familial ambiance that encourages close connections among its guests.
For further information, visit rosewoodhotels.com