MCLEAN, VA—Conrad Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement with SA Bora Bora Nui for the Conrad Bora Bora Nui in French Polynesia. The 114-key resort, formerly known as Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, will undergo a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and open as Conrad Bora Bora Nui in March 2017.
“We are pleased to be expanding our brand portfolio in the French Polynesia region, where we established our presence in 2009. This agreement underscores our strong commitment to this key market, which has demonstrated its resilience and its enduring appeal to travelers around the world,” said Robert Scullin, VP, development Australasia, Hilton Worldwide.
The resort is located on Motu To’opua, an islet off the coast of Bora Bora, about 20 minutes by boat from Bora Bora Airport. Offering oceanviews, access to sea sports, coral reef dive sites and hiking trails, the beachfront property will feature 28 tropical garden and beach villas and 86 overwater bungalows, including the destination’s only double-story presidential suites, according to the brand.
“Conrad now features 26 destinations globally, and with this exciting expansion into the South Pacific we fully expect the brand to resonate strongly with smart, luxury travelers to the region. Guests of Conrad Bora Bora Nui can look forward to our inspired experiences, which will marry Tahitian culture and charm with Conrad’s intuitive, discrete and seamless service,” said John Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts.
Amenities will include a full-service spa, with eight treatment rooms, including one al fresco deck with clear views of the lagoon, a Kids Club, a mini golf course, a fitness center and retail spaces. There will also be indoor meeting space, as well as a range of wedding facilities and outdoor settings for gatherings ranging from intimate to large.
The resort also has its own private islet of Motu Tapu, which can be utilized for events.
F&B concepts feature a modern take on a French Brasserie, serving breakfast and dinner set amid views of the lagoon; a specialty beach restaurant serving Polynesian and Mediterranean cuisines; a contemporary Chinese restaurant; a swim-up pool bar and an overwater sunset bar and lounge, serving mid-afternoon tea service, light fare and snacks.
Across the island chains of the South Pacific, Hilton Worldwide currently operates Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa; Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa; and the newly opened DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji Sonaisali Island. In addition, Hilton Port Moresby is under development and slated to open by late 2017.