Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa on Celebrated Living's 2012 Platinum Hotels List

Ranked Third for Top 5 Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific Hotels

Jun 04, 2012, 15:03 ET from InterContinental Resorts French Polynesia

MOOREA, French Polynesia, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa has been honored by Celebrated Living, American Airlines' luxury publication for first class passengers, achieving a top spot on its Platinum List of hotels, ranking third in the category of "Top 5 Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific Hotels."

The 2012 Platinum List is an annual reader's choice guide endorsing the top hotels, golf courses, spas, and cruise lines in the world.  A full list of winners in every category is featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Celebrated Living and can be found on the magazine's website

Situated on one of the most spectacular tropical islands of French Polynesia, the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa provides a magnificent setting for a memorable South Seas vacation.  The resort's 27 acres of lush gardens feature beautiful trees and flowers, more than 200 different plant species, and 143 lanai rooms and garden, beach, and overwater bungalows. The resort recently completed a massive, multimillion dollar renovation which included substantial terrace extensions of all bungalows, the addition of private plunge pools to all garden bungalows, a new poolside restaurant and bar, and two new infinity pools.

Fare Nui and Fare Hana are two restaurants located at the resort and offer French, Tahitian, and international cuisine. A program of special Polynesian dinner shows are scheduled three times a week including "Marvelous Evening" featuring a seafood lovers buffet and Polynesian performance complete with fire dancing.

The resort's renowned Helene Spa, is unique in design and was created to blend into its lush, tropical surroundings and provide a truly comfortable and relaxing setting for spa guests. The spa is housed in traditional Polynesian fare, thatched with palm fronds, and uses natural materials such as precious woods, volcanic stone, and bamboo, along with natural indigenous treatments.

A highlight of the resort is its Moorea Dolphin Center which offers interactive programs with bottlenose dolphins, educating both tourists and locals, and is also home to the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center. Sanctioned by the Ministry of the Environment, this facility serves as a hospital to ill and injured turtles from all the islands in French Polynesia. The resort also houses Bathys Diving Moorea which caters to all levels of diving, from novices to experienced divers, and provides all necessary training and equipment.

For information and rates on the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, call 1-888 IC HOTELS (1-888-424-6835) or visit

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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