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24 Jul, 2012 Travel & Leisure 2012 world’s best awards


Attracting worldwide media coverage and much local celebration this month is the announcement in New York of the highly esteemed Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards. Everyone wants to know where to stay, and for 17 years running, T+L have asked readers, who are passionate about travel, to vote on the hotels they love the most. The resulting World’s Best Awards are a collection of the properties that go above and beyond. The voting categories stay the same - rooms, location, service, food, and value - but this year’s results showcase the hotels and destinations that are important now.

Australia’s Southern Ocean Lodge, the celebrated Bond-style retreat on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, surged to the top of the Top 100 Hotels list at No.3! In the awards’ sub categories, Southern Ocean Lodge was also voted No.1 Resort in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. For the Lodge’s debut entrance to the prestigious awards this is a show-stopping, red-carpet glamour result!

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s most extraordinary luxury lodge experience. Exclusive and award-winning, the world-class lodge is sensitively designed to float amongst the coastal drama of the island’s south west, offering an unforgettable blend of contemporary luxury and pure nature.

Twenty-one luxurious suites welcome panoramic views of the great Southern Ocean and boundless coastal wilderness, and feature lavish lounge and sleeping areas, glass-surround ensuite and private outdoor terrace. Locally commissioned artworks and designer furnishings, regionally sourced recycled timbers, limestone walls and floors create a very real sense of place and complement an innovative sustainable philosophy.

The lodge’s Great Room is a hub of activity; guests enjoy lounging with a book, local-produce dining in the Restaurant or a drink at the convivial bar with its extensive South Australian wine selection. Naturalist guides lead guests to a first-hand experience of the abundant wildlife on ‘Australia’s Galapagos’; a walk amongst the sea lions, spotting a soaring osprey or coming up close to a kangaroo are just some of the island’s many privileges. The Southern Spa features rejuvenating signature treatments using Kangaroo Island botanicals.

All-inclusive rates, first name service and personalised itinerary combine to offer guests the ultimate Kangaroo Island encounter. Southern Ocean Lodge is Australian luxury defined.

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