News for the Hospitality Executive
.Hilton Hotels Enters into
Franchise Agreements with Louis Wane for Three Resorts
On the Islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, in French Polynesia
Beverly Hills, California – 19th January 2009… Hilton Hotels Corporation today announced that it has entered into franchise license agreements with Louis Wane for three hotels on the islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, in French Polynesia. Three existing hotels will be re-branded as the Hilton Hotel Tahiti, the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa and the Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, effective 16th January 2009. Previously the hotels operated as Sheraton Hotel Tahiti, the Sheraton Moorea and the Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa under Starwood's Luxury Collection flag.
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Motu Toopua, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Louis Wane, Chairman of Louis Wane Group of Companies commented, “We are delighted to have teamed up with Hilton Hotels Corporation to rename our stunning properties. It’s a win-win situation that will ensure that our properties deliver Hilton’s legendary service to our guests, and at the same time, our hotels will become part of a global network Hilton Family hotels, which can be booked 24/7.”
In conjunction with the franchise agreements, the three hotels will be managed by South Pacific Management, one of Tahiti’s leading resort management companies. Headquartered in the Tahitian capital Papeete, South Pacific Management has a strong track record in managing resort properties in French Polynesia and currently manages a group of ten resorts located across the three main archipelagos.
Laurent Bessou of South Pacific Management commented, “South Pacific Management has extensive management experience in French Polynesia and we are thrilled to be managing these three newly branded Hilton properties which will provide the best service and products in the upscale segment in the South Pacific. We are confident that French Polynesia’s charm and natural beauty will continue to attract guests from all over the world, and these hotels will contribute favourably to that experience.”
Martin Rinck, President - Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation, commented “Hilton Hotels is proud to have been selected to have branding rights for these three properties. Hilton Hotels will work closely with the owners and managers of these properties to further develop the international reputation of the hotels and location. We believe these hotels will quickly become favourites among our guests, and will further strengthen our Hilton Worldwide Resort presence in the South Pacific.”
Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & SpaAbout Hilton Hotels & Resorts
With more than 500 Hilton branded hotels and resorts on six continents; the Hilton brand continues to be an innovative leader in the full-service hospitality segment and one of the most recognized global names in the industry. Hilton’s belief that Travel Should Take You Places® celebrates a commitment to the guest experience and to the idea that travel can and should be transformative. Hilton’s variety of services, amenities and programs are designed to give guests more choice and control over their stays so they can be at their best, 24/7 whether they travel for business or leisure. Each unique Hilton hotel and resort was designed to reflect the sense of place of its location; each team member chosen to reflect the local culture and community. Start your journey at www.hilton.com available in English, Spanish and French.
About Louis Wane
About South Pacific Management
|Also See:||Developer Louis Wane Appoints Starwood's St. Regis Brand to Manage Luxury Bora Bora Resort with 101 Overwater and Beach Villas / October 2005|
|No Expense Spared by the Societe des Hotels Tahitiens S.A for Just Opened Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa / Oct 2000|