|HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII - May 11, 2004 - Outrigger
Hotels & Resorts, Hawaii's largest hotelier, will continue to expand
its portfolio across the Pacific by assuming management of the exclusive
Te Tiare Beach Resort in the Society Islands of French Polynesia.
According to Henderson, all wholesale and retail travel supplier contracts will be honored with very little change.
Located on the island of Huahine, between Tahiti and Bora Bora, Te Tiare Beach Resort is serviced by Air Tahiti with frequent commuter air service from both Papeete and Bora Bora. Accommodations include 41 air conditioned over-water, beach and garden bungalows in a spectacular South Pacific setting. The 16 over-water bungalows include Jacuzzi-tubs and outdoor shower, and all accommodations include phone, color television, wet bar, refrigerator, luxurious bathroom and classic island architecture. The resort's hallmark of island hospitality is a personal greeting for each guest with the sounding of a conch shell and tropical beverage waiting at the pier upon arrival by boat taxi.
"Outrigger brings to us an extensive worldwide sales and distribution network that offers an opportunity to reach new markets for our resort," said Markmiller. "And in addition to the enhanced business opportunities Outrigger offers, they are well known for their respect of local culture, heritage and people wherever they operate. We truly feel that our affiliation with Outrigger will be a great fit."
The property will join the Outrigger portfolio of properties that are represented by 14 sales and reservation centers located in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. In addition, the property will be integrated into Outrigger's reservation connections with the industry's most powerful global distribution systems: Pegasus, Sabre, Worldspan, Galileo and Amadeus.
The five-year-old resort is surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and white sand beaches. All accommodations face the west for sunset views of Raiatea and Taha'a islands. A large over-water restaurant serves a unique fusion of Continental cuisines with a Polynesian flavor and an emphasis on abundant fresh local fruits, produce and seafood. Authentic Tahitian music, demonstrations and dance are provided daily in the restaurant and bar. Recreational activities include scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, shark-feeding, jet-skiing, deep sea fishing, sunset boat cruises, water skiing, sailing, bicycling, picnic excursions, scooter rentals, horseback rides and tours of the many rich historical and cultural sites located throughout the island. Other services include babysitting, nightly turn down service, room service dining, Internet access, tour assistance, complimentary boat shuttle to the nearby village of Fare, and 24-hour security.
Guests at Te Tiare and the island of Huahine are given a rare glimpse into the history and culture of Polynesia. According to local beliefs, the traditions and history of Huahine make it one of the most culturally significant islands in all of Polynesia, with numerous "Marae" (sacred sites), impressive engraved monoliths, evidence of ancient Polynesian voyaging canoes and the largest concentration of artifacts of the native Ma'ohi people that date back 1,000 years. The island has also been host to a great many European explorers, most notably England's Captain James Cook on three separate occasions, and Captain William Bligh aboard the HMS Bounty in 1789, the year of the fateful mutiny.
About Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
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2375 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815-2992
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