Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, the most respected publication in luxury travel, today revealed its 2012 Grand Award winners. We are pleased to announce that Southern Ocean Lodge was named Hideaway of the Year, at the top of a very prestigious list comprised of Mr. Harper’s favorite 19 properties he visited within the past calendar year. World-roaming luxury travel reviewer Andrew Harper notes of his anonymous stay at Southern Ocean Lodge, that it was, ‘Unquestionably the highlight of our three-week trip to Australia.’
Each of Mr. Harper’s Grand Award winners possesses exceptional character, a commitment to classic hospitality and a profound sense of place. Since 1979, Andrew Harper has provided members of the exclusive Andrew Harper club with honest insights and recommendations about the finest luxury travel experiences worldwide. Mr. Harper does not evaluate hotels by means of a checklist, but uses his three decades of experience to distinguish the truly enchanting from the merely excellent.
The Lodge shares its achievement with fine Australian company and fellow Luxury Lodges of Australia members Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa and fellow SA property, The Louise.
The full list of 2012 Hideaway Report Grand Award winners:
Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
Ocean House, Rhode Island
Glenmere Mansion, New York
Panamonte Inn & Spa, Panama
Hotel Plaza Grande, Ecuador
Jumby Bay, Antigua
Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Barths
Elsa’s Kopje, Kenya
Casa Manni, Italy
La Coquillade, France
The Yeatman, Portugal
Domaine de Murtoli, France
Four Seasons Hangzhou, China
Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia
The Louise, Australia
Trump International Hotel, Chicago
The Resort at Pelican Hill, California
About Andrew Harper Free of advertising since its inception in June 1979, Hideaway Report is a private monthly publication for sophisticated travelers. The selection of hotels, resorts and restaurants for inclusion in this publication is made on a completely independent basis, with Andrew Harper LLC paying full rate for all meals, lodging and related travel expenses. Andrew Harper and his editors travel incognito to write candid and unbiased travel reviews for a private membership service, which provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its members.