Pacific Resort Wins Big at the 2010 HM Awards

Pacific Resort Wins Big at the 2010 HM Awards
Rarotonga, Cook Islands, September 15, 2010 --( Pacific Resort Rarotonga has received a high distinction accolade for “Environmental Program of the Year” at the 8th Annual HM Awards Gala Dinner held on Friday 3 September 2010. This award places Pacific Resort Rarotonga as the runner-up in the Australasia region to the Wolgan Valley Resort by Emirates in the Blue Mountains.

In a double celebration on the night, Pacific Resort Aitutaki general manager Michael Shah won the major award of “South Pacific General Manager of the Year.”

The HM Awards showcase outstanding achievements within the hospitality and tourism industry across Australia, New Zealand and some South Pacific countries and recognise people, departments, properties and chains across 40 categories in front of the industry’s leading hoteliers, staff, key suppliers and dignitaries.

Earlier in the year Pacific Resort Rarotonga achieved an important milestone with the organisation’s commitment to environmental practices recognised by EarthCheck; the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism certification organisation.

“We are delighted receive a high distinction in the Best Environmental Program Award for Pacific Resort Rarotonga, and equally delighted with the South Pacific General Manager of the Year Award for Michael Shah from our Pacific Resort Aitutaki property,” says Greg Stanaway, CEO of Pacific Resort Cook Islands. “These awards are a testament to our team’s continued commitment to delivering a consistently high level of service and fantastic facilities for our guests to enjoy.”

The Pacific Resort group own and manage three high end properties in the Cook Islands, and are all situated in prime locations in both Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Each property is an expression of the local culture and designed to blend in with their natural environment, allowing travellers to experience and absorb the essence of the destination and its people.

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About Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Pacific Resort is the Cook Islands leading full-service premium boutique resort operator with resorts in Rarotonga and Aitutaki situated in unrivaled locations. Pacific Resort is a leader in environmental initiatives and strives to provide its guests the perfect blend of modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. For more information visit

About HM Awards
The HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence are now into their 8th year and are the leading awards for the accommodation industry in the region. In the last seven years, almost 3000 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 260 awards have been awarded to hotels across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Annually, over 600 different properties are nominated. After a lengthy voting process by a key judging panel involving 50 industry professionals and travel media, the finalists and winners are then decided.

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Marcus Niszow, General Manager – Finance & Marketing, Pacific Resort Cook Islands –
Pacific Resort - Cook Islands
Marcus Niszow - General Manager Finance & Marketing
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