Voted Third Best Hotel in the World & Top Hotel in Australia & New Zealand, by Travel + Leisure magazine (USA)

Saxon Hotel Huka Lodge

Jena Garner receives the award on behalf of Huka Lodge, shown here with Nathan Lump and Joseph Messer of Travel + Leisure at the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards in NYC, 20 July 2016

Huka Lodge is celebrating the ultimate accolade, being named the Third Best Hotel in the World and the Top Hotel in Australia and New Zealand in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016, which will be announced in their August issue.

As one the world’s most respected luxury travel media authorities, Travel + Leisure’s reader-voted award is the latest to recognize the place in history Huka Lodge holds as a truly iconic hotel. Since it was founded in 1924, Huka Lodge has been consistently rated as a favourite destination for discerning travellers from every corner of the globe. 

Originally established by Irishman, Alan Pye, as a modest fishing camp on the banks of the Waikato River, Huka Lodge welcomes statesmen, movie stars and royalty from around the world, who have come to love its sense of space, privacy and elegance. Since 1984, when luxury was added to location, guests have had an opportunity to relax in sublime surroundings, with outstanding service, while leaving the demands of the modern world behind during their time at Huka Lodge.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016 are featured on and can be shared on social media by including the hashtag #TLWorldsBest and the following: Twitter: @TravelLeisure / Instagram: @TravelandLeisure / Pinterest: @TravelLeisure

Huka Lodge, New Zealand and sister properties Dolphin Island, Fiji and Grande Provence Estate, South Africa comprise The Huka Retreats, all sharing a passionate commitment to providing extraordinary hospitality experiences for their guests.