June 7, 2017 – InterContinental® Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was awarded “Australasia’s Leading Green Hotel 2017” in the World Travel Awards™ Gala Ceremony which took place on June 4, 2017, at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai in China.
Established in 1993, World Travel Awards™ acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries and is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Celebrating its 24th anniversary year in 2017, its annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer vote online in award categories. The full list of winners is published exclusively online at www.worldtravelawards.com.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award which recognizes our environmental efforts at the resort,” said Stephane Massarini, General Manager, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. “We are truly honored and look forward to providing our guests with an extraordinary stay at our property.”
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was the first resort in the world to implement Sea-Water Air-Conditioning (SWAC) technology, using deep seawater for all the cooling requirements of the resort. SWAC is clean, quiet, maintenance-free, and a fully renewable non-fossil source of environmentally friendly energy that results in electricity savings of more than 90 percent for the resort in comparison to conventional cooling methods. The resort also utilizes InterContinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that allows the resort to measure and manage its impact on the environment.
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau with breathtaking views of Bora Bora’s majestic Mount Otemanu, and offers luxurious overwater villas. This year, the resort will see the addition of four, new two-bedroom overwater villa suites along with the addition of private infinity pools to 10 existing one-bedroom overwater villas. The resort’s Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the first spa to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean in its signature spa treatments. And, two of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia are offered at its restaurants Reef and Le Corail. The resort also features the first overwater wedding chapel in French Polynesia with a glass bottom floor with views into the lagoon below.
The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso has been recognized by notable names in the travel and lifestyle industry including being recently honored as one of the “Top 10 Honeymoon Resorts in the South Pacific” in the 2017 Honeymoon Awards by BRIDES magazine, the “Top Resorts in Australia & the South Pacific” in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, and one of “The Best Resort Hotels in the South Pacific” as voted by readers in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2016.
For information and rates for the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, call 1-888 IC HOTELS (1-888-424-6835) or visit InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.
About InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia
Owned and operated by Richard H. Bailey and his company, Pacific Beachcomber S.C., there are four InterContinental Resorts in French Polynesia: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Each of these award-winning resorts has completed multimillion dollar enhancements over the course of the last five years and is committed towards achieving environmental and social sustainability.
About the World Travel Awards
World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. World Travel Awards™ celebrates its 24th anniversary year in 2017. Its annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Each year World Travel Awards™ covers the globe with its Grand Tour – a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognise excellence within each continent, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. For more information on the World Travel Awards™, please visit: www.worldtravelawards.com.
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