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Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Voted “Australasia’s Leading Villas”

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa Voted “Australasia’s Leading Villas”
Rarotonga, Cook Islands, October 15, 2010 --( The bubbly is flowing in the Cook Islands for the Pacific Resort Hotel group after they have walked away with one of the major awards in the 2010 World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony held last night at The Claridges Delhi, India.

Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa (managed by Pacific Resort) was voted “Australasia’s Leading Villas” for its second year running. This regional award automatically qualifies Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa for the ultimate accolade, the “World’s Leading” award in the World Grand Final at London’s Grosvenor House on the 7th November 2010.

The World Travel Awards event coinciding with the closure of the XIX Commonwealth Games in India has been tagged ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’ by the Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global tourism and travel industry.

“This is a great honour, to have Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa recognised as Australasia’s Leading Villas, especially when you look at the stiff competition around us in today’s luxury travel market,” says Pacific Resort CEO - Greg Stanaway, “There is no shortage of beautifully designed, luxuriously-appointed resorts, and these accolades place the Cook Islands firmly on the map for every visitor to the region. We strive to go beyond our amazing facilities, to welcome our guests with a unique experience that is firmly grounded in the traditional warm hospitality, discreet service and friendliness of the Cook Islands people.”

These coveted awards follow a long list of other awards bestowed on the Pacific Resort Cook Islands group in recent months. Among others, Pacific Resort Aitutaki made the Top 10 Hotels in the South Pacific for Luxury & Romance in the 2010 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards, Pacific Resort Rarotonga was awarded a high distinction for “Environmental Program of the Year” at the 2010 HM Awards and Michael Shah voted “South Pacific General Manager of the Year” at the same awards.

This recent win means that the Cook Islands based Pacific Resort Hotel group will have two of its three properties represented at the 2010 World Travel Awards Grand Final event in London next month, with Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa (finalist in the Villa category) joining Pacific Resort Aitutaki the reigning “World’s Leading Boutique Island Resort.”

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Notes to Editors
About Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
The road less travelled… You’re a traveller who appreciates beautiful surroundings and luxurious five star accommodation… and you also value your independence. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa has been designed just for you. This new Cook Islands concept in luxury accommodation gives you the freedom to personalise your own leisure experience. Set on the beautiful white sand beach of Rarotonga’s stunning Muri lagoon, your private villa awaits. How you choose to use it is completely up to you. For more information visit

About Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Secluded Luxury… Like a siren of the Pacific, Aitutaki, Cook Islands, beckons you. This magical place, full of South Seas idyll and romance, is home to Pacific Resort Aitutaki, an enclave of privacy, refinement and luxury, that seduces even the most discerning traveller. Pacific Resort Aitutaki member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection has just 27 luxurious ‘absolute beachfront’ bungalows, suites and villas all with their own personal, panoramic view of Aitutaki’s world-famous lagoon, where every sunset majestically captures the colours of the lagoon and the ocean beyond. For more information visit

About World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards were conceived in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now in their sixteenth year, travel professionals and discerning travellers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive. With thousands of votes cast by travel professionals from over 170,000 travel agencies, tour & transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe, winning a World Travel Award has become one of the highest accolades a travel product or organization can achieve. World Travel Awards are especially coveted as, uniquely, the votes are cast globally by fellow professionals. With trophies awarded in over 1,000 different categories, the World Travel Awards are undoubtedly the world's most comprehensive awards celebration. For more information visit

For further information, please contact:
Marcus Niszow, General Manager – Finance & Marketing, Pacific Resort Cook Islands –

Contact Information
Pacific Resort - Cook Islands
Marcus Niszow - General Manager Finance & Marketing
+682 20427
Attached Files
Te Mananva Luxury Villas & Spa - Brochure Information
Useful information file including details on Australasia's Leading Villas.
Filename: TMVFlyer2010.pdf

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