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Vincent Guerin Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for
Le Méridien Tahiti and Le Méridien Bora Bora

September 13, 2010 (Tahiti & Bora Bora) – Le Méridien Tahiti and Le Méridien Bora Bora are pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Guerin as Director of Sales and Marketing. Bringing 19 years of experience earned at leading luxury hotel groups, Guerin is responsible for directing all sales and marketing efforts for the sister resorts.

Vincent’s appointment comes as Le Méridien Tahiti nears completion of a multi-million-dollar renovation and Le Méridien Bora Bora prepares to launch a similar project. Le Méridien Tahiti’s renovations will enhance all public areas and accommodations and is scheduled to be complete in January 2011, while Le Méridien Bora Bora launches interior renovations for all public spaces and overwater bungalows starting October 1, 2010. The reopening will be on January 22, 2011. The projects will result in contemporary, culturally refined and sophisticated atmospheres, bringing both resorts in line with new standards for the Le Méridien brand.

“We’re pleased to welcome Vincent to French Polynesia and look forward to him spreading the word about the enticing guest experience that awaits at our newly renovated resorts,” said Nicolas Gautier, General Manager of Le Meridien Tahiti.

Vincent joins Le Méridien Tahiti and Bora Bora from The Westin Resort/The Ramanos, a Starwood Luxury Collection Resort in Costa Navarino, Greece, where he spent the past two years as Complex Director of Sales & Marketing.  Previously, he was Area Director of Sales & Marketing for Starwood in French Polynesia, overseeing sales and marketing efforts for four properties including Sheraton Tahiti, Sheraton Moorea and St. Regis Bora Bora. Prior to that, Vincent headed up sales and marketing efforts in Morocco and France.

A native of Chartres, France, Vincent studied economics at University of Tours-France, and hospitality industry at International Institute of Hotel Management Maxim’s in Paris, respectively.

About Le Méridien Tahiti
Located along a lagoon on one of the most beautiful – and unique – white-sand beaches of Tahiti, Le Méridien Tahiti is perfectly integrated into the luxuriant vegetation on the island. The thoroughly modern resort offers 138 garden- and lagoon-view rooms and suites, as well as 12 Polynesian-style, over-water bungalows.  The gourmet La Carré restaurant offers refined and creative cuisine before an exceptional panorama of the sister island Moorea; surrounded by exotic gardens, the 300-seat La Plantation restaurant presents a mix of Polynesian and international specialties; and L’Astrolabe bar is a splendid setting for sipping exotic cocktails. The hotel offers watersports equipment and family-style activities. There is also a wide array of meeting spaces, including the largest ballroom in Tahiti. www.tahiti.lemé

About Le Méridien Bora Bora
Set on the “Pearl of the Pacific,” Le Méridien Bora Bora is located on a six-mile-long “motu” islet, facing Otemanu Mountian, within one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. The hotel has 99 bungalows including 4 lagoon bungalows, 14 beach bungalows, and 81 over-water bungalows – the last featuring glass flooring for stunning views of marine life frolicking in the clear blue sea below. Tipanié restaurant is among the best gourmet dining venues in Bora Bora; Te Ava is a lovely setting for romantic lunches and relaxed dinners on the beach; and the Miki Miki bar resembles the prow of a ship headed for Mount Otemanu. Le Méridien Bora Bora’s turtle sanctuary is a private lagoon that is home to more than 100 species; the resort is active in environmental efforts to protect marine turtles, which guests can experience on-site in their natural habitat. Watersports equipment is available, along with the Kaïnalu Canoë Club and a kid’s club. www.borabora.lemé


Lana Powers
(212) 255-6541

Also See: Starwood Hotels Le Méridien Tahiti and Le Méridien Bora Bora Launch Multi-million Dollar Series of Renovations / June 2010
Nicolas Orget Named Director of Sales and Marketing for Le Méridien Tahiti and Le Méridien Bora Bora / May 2007

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