The Gold List - 2023

Robertson Lodges

Robertson Lodges

Robertson Lodges
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
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Robertson Lodges, owned and operated by the philanthropic Robertson family, is the epitome of luxury lodges in New Zealand, comprising The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge. These Relais & Chateaux properties have redefined New Zealand’s luxury hospitality landscape and helped establish the country as a premier global travel destination.

Each lodge – from Kauri Cliffs in Northland to Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay and Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown – offers a unique and world-class experience deeply rooted in its environment. The lodges feature world-class golf courses, local staff, and a quintessentially Kiwi style of service. Food and wine play a central role in each lodge experience, with a focus on showcasing New Zealand’s culinary excellence and wine culture. The lodges host renowned chefs and regularly organise food and wine events to highlight their culinary prowess.

The lodges’ interiors are stylish yet welcoming, adorned with artworks by top New Zealand artists. Beyond hospitality, the Robertson family has made significant contributions to New Zealand’s environment, conservation efforts, indigenous heritage, education and the arts, exemplifying their commitment to the country. This dedication has been recognised with an Honorary Knighthood bestowed upon Julian Robertson in 2009, underscoring the exceptional impact of Robertson Lodges on New Zealand.

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