2006 February Tiare News

Product Updates

Aranui Special Promotion
Discount offered by Haumana Cruises
New General Manager at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa
InterContinental Thalasso Still On Pace for May Opening
Pearl Resorts Update
Sofitel Marara Bora Bora News
St Regis Bora Bora Update
Te Tiare Stay 3, Pay 2

Aranui Special Promotion

The 15-day cruise/freighter ship Aranui 3 cruising to the Marquesas Islands is pleased to announce a PRE-SUMMER SPECIAL deal offering a 15% Discount on the following 2006 voyages: Voyage 6 (May 20 to June 3) and Voyage 7 (June 10 to June 24, 2006). This promotion does not apply to the Class "C" accommodations, is not applicable to group bookings, and can not be combined with any other discount.

The Aranui 3 is also offering a special promotion for senior citizens. Clients who are 60 years old and over will qualify for a 15% discount for bookings made on Voyage 11 this year (September 2 - September 16). This promotion can not be combined with any other discount.

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Discount Offered by Haumana Cruises

Reserve now and receive a 40% Discount on bookings until April 28th!

The Haumana ship recently partnered with the surfing team Quicksilver. The Quicksilver Team Director, Stride Wasilewski announced that: "a live surfing boat is the best way to combine pleasure and training." Since the Haumana sails to Tikehau and Rangiroa, the team has found secret surfing sites on Tikehau where the conditions were as good as anywhere throughout Tahiti. The ship provided shuttle boats to the surfing sites and the Quicksilver Team enjoyed surfing under the stars in the Tahitian waters of the Tuamotu Archipelago.

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New General Manager at Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa

Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises announced the appointment of Eric Pere as the new General Manager of Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa.

Mr. Pere served as resident manager at La Samanna from 1997 until 2000.  Since that time, Pere has held positions as Hotel Manager at the five star Berkeley in London and most recently at the Hotel Port Palace in Monaco. Working in the luxury hospitality industry for over 20 years, Pere brings his wealth of operations and financial management experience to his new position.  He is a graduate of the School of Hotel Administration in Paris, The Institute of Hotel Management International Cornell-Essec (France) and Cornell University in Ithaca. An avid cook and tennis player, Pere enjoys French literature and English history. He is Fluent in French, English and Italian, and is married with two children.

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InterContinental Thalasso Still On Pace for May Opening

The all-overwater bungalow InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa Bora Bora will open as planned on May 1. The resort will have limited occupancy for the first few months while the final touches are put in place. "Le Reef" restaurant and the "Bubble’s Bar" will both be completed during the soft opening, and the newly coined Deep Ocean Spa is slated to open in September.

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Pearl Resorts Update

Le Taha'a Private Island & Spa was featured in the January 2006 edition of Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report which showcases their "awards" list of favorite resort properties. This publication is the most prestigious newsletter in the U.S. travel media, dedicated to the discovery of domestic and international vacation retreats for the sophisticated traveler.

Pearl Resorts has announced that two of its properties will be closed for maintenance by the end of 2006 and early 2007.Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort: November 12th (after noon) until December 17th, 2006 and Manihi Pearl Beach Resort: January 28th (after noon) until February 28th, 2007.

The opening of the Pearl Resorts' third Manea Spa is scheduled for the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort on April 10. Approximately 6500 square feet, the new Spa is located in the heart of the property tropical garden. The philosophy of this brand new Manea Spa celebrates the traditional art of Polynesian massage which, translated to Tahitian, is 'Taurumi'. The concept utilizes ancient practices and local ingredients from the island. Click here to discover the spa. The Manea Spa’s guests at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort will also enjoy the following facilities (fully air-conditioned) : 2 steam rooms, 2 saunas, 4 single and double massage rooms, 1 relaxation room, 1 manicure room, a 540 square foot double VIP massage room, 1 double Vichy shower and 1 fully equipped fitness room.


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Sofitel Marara Bora Bora News

On March 1st, 2006, the Sofitel Marara Bora Bora will fully operate with access to all of the rooms categories, bar, restaurant, reception, lobby and activities areas. On June 1st, 2006, the hotel has also scheduled to open 'the Spa by Accor' and the restaurant 'Sakura' that will specialize in Japanase Cuisine. All bookings made between February 10th and 28th, 2006 will be accommodated in the same conditions at its sister property the Sofitel Motu Bora Bora.

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St Regis Bora Bora Announces New Opening Date
Tahiti welcomes its first St. Regis property with the debut of the St. Regis Resort Bora Bora, now slated to open June 20. In order to guarantee the St. Regis standard of quality and to coincide with the opening of its signature restaurant, the grand opening has been pushed back from its original April date. The new deluxe resort will feature 74 one-bedroom villas and St. Regis’ world-renowned Butler Service.     
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Te Tiare Beach - Outrigger Resort and Hotels

Te Tiare Beach Stay 3 Pay 2*
Valid January 1 - June 30, 2006 and October 1 - December 20, 2006.

The Te Tiare Beach, an Outrigger Resort, invites you to beautiful Huahine Nui -- pristine lagoons, lush hillside trails, marae of revered ancestors, and at day's end, the comfort of a private bungalow and the most spectacular sunsets in the South Pacific.
Rates start at 268.17 Euros (approximately $320 usd depending on the exchange rate) and are per room, per night, two persons sharing. Minimum purchase of two nights at regular rates required to qualify for an additional free night.

Click here for further information and reservations at the Te Tiare Beach Resort

Te Tiare Beach Gourmet Escapes*

  • Stay four nights or longer at full published regular rates, starting at 268.17 Euro per night (approximately $320 usd depending on the exchange rate)
  • Includes complimentary breakfast buffet for two at Arii Restaurant each day.
  • Includes complimentary dinner at Arii Restaurant each day: Appetizer, main course, and dessert from the regular restaurant menu.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included with complimentary meals.
  • Valid February 1 - June 30, 2006 and October 1 - December 20, 2006.

Arii Restaurant honors fine dining in a breeze-cooled setting overlooking the lagoon. The island's freshest fish, beef, poultry, and produce are prepared with French and Polynesian flair. On select nights each week the restaurant presents a Polynesian Dinner Show. The Tahitian buffet features barbecued and grilled meats and fresh fish, a variety of salads, and selection of desserts. Tahitian musicians and dancers entertain after dinner.

To make a reservation at the Te Tiare Beach Resort, click here

Te Tiare Beach Resort Tahitian Black Pearl Booking Bonus*

Send your clients to Te Tiare Beach and we'll send you a Tahitian Black Pearl for every realized booking of 4 nights or longer!

  • Each booking must be a minimum of 4 consecutive nights.
  • This Tahitian Pearl Booking Bonus is combinable with special offers
  • Valid for stays from February 15 - June 30 and October 1 - December 20, 2006.
  • Valid for new bookings only made through a tour operator, valid for GDS bookings, valid for bookings made through travel web sites, valid for bookings made through Outrigger reservations at 1-800-OUTRIGGER (688-7444), by fax at 1-800-622-4852, or reservations@outrigger.com. Does not apply to non-commissionable rate bookings (Travel Agent rates, Travel Industry rates, Airline Employee rates, Travel Club rates, Greenline rates)

How to Get Your Tahiti Pearl Booking Bonus? Click here to download and complete the Tahiti Pearl Booking Bonus form.

Return the completed form by fax and your Tahitian Black Pearl will be mailed to you within 30 days after guest check-out.

*Conditions and Restrictions may apply

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On the previous issue of Tiare News, we mispelled the name of Evelyne Gaudin, the new sales rep for Hotel Kia Ora. She can be reached by Telephone at 310-453-8853, Fax at 310-453-1769, and by email at Info@EvelynesCollection.com. We apologize for the error.

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Text and photos provided by Air Tahiti, Aranui 3, Haumana Cruises, Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa, InterContinental Resorts and Hotels French Polynesia, Pearl Resorts, Sofitel/Accor Group, St Regis, Tahiti Presse, Te Tiare Beach and Hotel Kia Ora.

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