InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa on Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Gold List

Voted by the Readers in the Magazine's Annual Poll of "The World's Best Places to Stay"

Jan 22, 2013, 14:10 ET from InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia

BORA BORA, French Polynesia, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa has been honored on the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Gold List which recognizes "The World's Best Places to Stay."

Nearly 47,000 readers voted in the magazine's annual poll rating the world's top hotels, resorts, and cruise lines. The resort received high marks as one of the best places to stay in French Polynesia based on a variety of criteria including rooms, service, food, location, design, and activities. The 2013 Gold List can be found on the magazine's website and is featured in the January 2013 issue on newsstands now.

In November, The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa was named one of the top five resorts in Oceania by Conde Nast Traveler on its "Best in the World 2012" list.  The resort also appeared on the 2012 Gold List of Conde Nast Traveller, the U.K.'s leading travel magazine, receiving "Best for Service" in French Polynesia. Other accolades the resort received in 2012 include Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Service" list and "French Polynesia's Leading Spa Resort" in the World Travel Awards.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa lies on a virgin beach on Motu Piti Aau (meaning "two hearts" in Tahitian) with breathtaking views of Bora Bora's 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 Deep Ocean Spa by Algotherm is the very first spa to utilize the benefits of deep-sea water and minerals extracted from the Pacific Ocean in its signature spa treatments.

It was also the 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 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.

The resort recently launched Bora Bora Wedding Romance Experiences, a Facebook site showcasing weddings, vow renewals, blessing ceremonies, romantic dinners, and activities occurring at the resort.

For information and rates for InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa call 1-888 IC HOTELS (1-888-424-6835) or visit

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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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