Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa Honored On Travel + Leisure's List for World's Best Service in 2012

Top Resort in French Polynesia for Service

Ranked #2 for Service Among Top Lodges and Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

May 24, 2012, 14:41 ET from InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia

BORA BORA, French Polynesia, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was selected by the readers of Travel + Leisure for the magazine's prestigious "World's Best Service" list, garnering the top spot for service in French Polynesia and ranking second in service among top lodges and resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

The list recognizes city hotels, lodges, resorts, cruise lines, and airlines that have achieved top honors for service in Travel + Leisure's annual "World's Best Awards" survey.  The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa garnered an impressive score of 96.67 out of a possible 100 points. Full survey results and methodology is available at and in the June 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure.     

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa is located along a virgin beach on the Motu Piti Aau (meaning "two hearts" in Tahitian) with breathtaking views of majestic Mount Otemanu. Not only does the resort provide exemplary service to its guests, it features a number of unique attributes, including: 80 luxurious overwater villas each with a split-level terrace and sundeck for easy access to the turquoise waters of the lagoon; one of the finest culinary experiences in French Polynesia at its restaurant Reef; and the first overwater wedding chapel with glass bottom floor in French Polynesia. 

The resort's acclaimed Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the first spa in the world to use mineral-rich deep seawater extracted from 3,000 feet below sea level in its signature treatments. The 13,200 square-foot spa complex houses 14 treatment facilities for deep-sea water hydrotherapy, beauty treatments and gentle energy therapy. The spa offers glass-floored overwater Spa Suites where guests can admire maritime flora and fauna during treatment sessions.   

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was also the very first resort in the world to successfully implement a "Sea-Water Air-Conditioning System" (SWAC). The SWAC system draws on an inexhaustible supply of non-fossil and completely renewable clean energy. It has zero impact on the environment, is quiet, produces no carbon dioxide or other green house gasses, and saves 90 percent of the electricity consumed by a conventional cooling system of similar capacity. This translates to a reduction of CO2 emissions that is the equivalent of approximately 2.5 million liters of fuel oil imports per year to French Polynesia.

About InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia
Owned and operated by Richard H. Bailey and his company, Pacific Beachcomber S.C., there are four InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in French Polynesia: InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, InterContinental Tahiti Resort, and InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.  Each of the resorts has completed multimillion dollar enhancements over the course of the last five years and all have achieved "Earthcheck Silver Certification," recognizing their significant commitment towards achieving environmental and social sustainability.

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