Rosewood to enter New Zealand after acquiring trio of resorts

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is set to make its debut in New Zealand after acquiring three resorts under Robertson Lodges.

Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers and Rosewood Matakauri will join the portfolio on December 1. 

The brand said the three properties “provide the ultimate journey across the North and South Island” and underscore its commitment to “championing storied properties in some of the most remarkable destinations around the world”.

The resorts will be the brand’s first in the Oceania region.

Founded by philanthropists Julian and Julie Robertson in 2001, Robertson Lodges’ portfolio has garnered a reputation as some of New Zealand’s top accommodation. 

Rosewood said it would “carefully preserve and sustain” the friendly service style and care for native culture that the Robertson family had built. 

Rosewood Kauri Cliffs sits within a 6,000-acre coastal estate near the Bay of Islands. The resort’s grounds provide access to three private beaches, sheep and cattle farms, a peaceful native forest and Kauri Cliffs championship 18-hole golf course. 

The property features 26 rooms and suites and will offer experiences including fishing, swimming, golf, heritage tours, sailing the Bay of Islands, and walking. 

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 Art Deco architecture in the nearby city of Napier. 

The property features 24 rooms and suites, an infinity pool, dining outlet and spa treatment rooms. Destination experiences will include farm tours, nature walks and golfing. 

Further inland, Rosewood Matakauri is located in Queenstown on the lower South Island of New Zealand, surrounded by what are considered to be the region’s big three peaks – The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak. 

The alpine lakeside resort features 13 accommodations, one dining outlet, wellness facilities and an outdoor pool. 

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