Milton Sgarbi, the Opening GM
BORA BORA, French Polynesia (June 20, 2006) -- St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora has officially opened, marking the legendary brand’s first resort in French Polynesia and introducing an unrivaled dimension of luxury and hospitality to the South Pacific. The magnificent 44-acre property offers the most luxurious accommodations in the region -- with construction costs exceeding $1 million per villa -- combined with St. Regis’ personalized services and amenities, including 24-hour concierge, room service and the legendary St. Regis Butler Service.
“The pristine islands of French Polynesia have become one of the most sought-after destinations in the world,” said Milton Sgarbi, general manager of St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora. “With the opening of the St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, travelers will be enchanted by the most luxurious, secluded and breathtaking resort in the region. I am confident that the St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora will stand among the finest resorts in the world.”
St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora is Starwood’s fourth managed property in French Polynesia in association with owner Louis Wane, who also owns Sheraton Hotel Tahiti, Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa and Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, a Luxury Collection Hotel.
Featuring 100 exquisitely designed over-water and beach villas, many with terrace whirlpools or private swimming pools, the one-, two- and three-bedroom villas range in size from 1,550 square feet to the resort’s ultra-luxurious 13,000-square-foot Royal Estate, fittingly set apart in a secluded cove. St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora’s magnificent accommodations showcase exotic woods and regional art and pamper guests with private outdoor showers, Pratesi linens and Acqua di Parma amenities. Guests also enjoy 42-inch plasma televisions, Bose DVD/CD players and high-speed Internet throughout their villas.
St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora features a number of firsts for French Polynesia,
including five over-water villas with private swimming pools suspended
over the lagoon, two secluded beach villas with access to a private helicopter
pad and the unmatched Royal Estate, the largest and most luxurious villa
in the South Seas.
The resort features a Focal pool with swim-up bar and a romantic adult pool offering private day-bed cabanas. Other water activities include snorkeling, unparalleled reef fishing, deep-sea fishing, and the island’s only catch and release fly-fishing at the resort’s private lagoonarium. St. Regis’ Butlers are available to assist with off-site excursions and reservations, and families can take advantage of St. Regis’ Creativity Club, which provides supervised activities for children.
Set amidst lush unspoiled surroundings and pristine waters, guests enjoy spectacular views of the main island of Bora Bora as well as the mystical Mount Otemanu, towering over the Pacific Ocean, with the remote islands of Tahaa and Raiatea on the horizon. St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora is protected by self-contained saltwater lagoons and designed to complement the surrounding landscape. The resort features a manmade “hoa” -- a Tahitian inlet that utilizes the ocean tides and currents -- that provides deep ocean water to the lagoon, replenishing fresh nutrients to sustain the abundant variety of native fish and stingrays.
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