Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced its entry into New Zealand with Robertson Lodges, a collection of three resorts. As of December 1, 2023, Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers and Rosewood Matakauri will join the Rosewood portfolio.
Set against a shoreline with all-encompassing views of the Pacific Ocean, Rosewood Kauri Cliffs sits within a 6,000-acre coastal estate near the Bay of Islands. This region, known as Northland, is most frequented by travelers eager to explore the coastline and better understand the land’s history. Known as the “birthplace of a nation” for its historical significance as the signing place of New Zealand’s founding document, Northland offers visitors the chance to experience the influences that have forged the destination’s culture today. The resort’s grounds provide access to three private beaches, sheep and cattle farms, a forest and a championship 18-hole golf course.
Home to 26 rooms and suites, Rosewood Kauri Cliffs encourages exploration with destination activities including fishing, swimming, golf, heritage tours, sailing the Bay of Islands, and miles of walking trails. The resort is complete with a dining outlet, fitness center and spa.
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers is located in Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island, a region most known for its wineries, food scene and the Art Deco architecture of the nearby city of Napier. Set atop the rolling hills and rugged cliffs of the countryside, the resort is set against expansive views where the ocean meets the horizon. The property also houses a golf course designed by Tom Doak, and is home to Cape Sanctuary, the largest privately funded wildlife restoration project in New Zealand.
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers offers 24 rooms and suites, one dining outpost and spa treatment rooms with an infinity pool. Destination experiences include farm tours, nature walks and golfing.
Rosewood Matakauri is located in Queenstown on the lower South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown offers year-round experiences including snow sports in the winter, besides hiking, wine touring and art experiences throughout the spring, summer and fall. Lauded as an alpine lakeside retreat, Rosewood Matakauri is surrounded by Queenstown’s big three peaks—The Remarkables, Cecil, and Walter Peak. The resort features 13 accommodations, a dining outlet, wellness facilities including spa treatment rooms, and an outdoor pool.