Rarotonga, Cook Islands, August 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- After June’s announcement of Pacific Resort Aitutaki’s win of the Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence at the Seven Star Global Luxury Awards, Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) are once again delighted to announce their placement as finalists in two prestigious award categories for the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence 2013.
Two of PRHG’s iconic properties, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa and Pacific Resort Aitutaki, have been named regional finalists for “South Pacific Property of the Year” at the 2013 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence alongside other prestigious hotels such as Le Meridien ll des Pins (New Caledonia), Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island (French Polynesia) and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort (French Polynesia). These nominations add to the list of recognitions PRHG in 2013, which includes the Seven Star Global Luxury Award, HotelsCombined Stellar Stays Awards, World Luxury Spa Awards as well as various Tripadvisor Travellers Choice awards and Certificates of Excellence.
PRHG is also delighted to announce Marcus Niszow, Deputy CEO for the group, as one of 11 finalists for the “South Pacific General Manager of the Year” award. Marcus is a highly experienced and accomplished senior executive with comprehensive knowledge and experience in the tourism & hospitality industry. He has been crucial to the success of PRHG over the past 10 years and has been a key contributor to all areas of operations, sales & marketing, finance, development and information technology. Marcus has built an enviable reputation as an astute strategic hotel management specialist with an unparalleled understanding of the regional Australasian and South Pacific markets offering PRHG partners a considerable range of skills across all areas of hotel management and development.
The HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence are in the midst of their 11th year and are the leading accommodation industry awards in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. In the last ten years, almost 5,000 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 400 awards have been awarded to hotels across this region. The HM Awards are annually hosted by leading industry magazine HM - Hotel & Accommodation Management. The 2013 HM Awards gala presentation dinner is being held at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, September 6, 2013.
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About Pacific Resort Hotel Group
PRHG develop boutique Island resorts and hospitality facilities which are underpinned by a focus on local culture, the environment, and unique architectural and landscaping design to provide discerning guests an authentic South Pacific experience. PRHG successfully owns and operates two award winning resorts under the Pacific Resort brand and a new property under the Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa brand in the Cook Islands.
About Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Authentic Boutique… Located in the South Pacific island nation of the Cook Islands Pacific Resort is Rarotonga’s leading full-service authentic boutique resort situated in an unrivaled location on the glorious white sands of Muri beach. This premium boutique resort offers a perfect blend of modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. A place where simple, lazy days meet luxurious evenings. And where the friendly, gracious staff meet your every request. For more information visit www.pacificresort.com
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 traveler. 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 www.pacificresort.com
About Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
The road less travelled…You’re a traveler 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 www.temanava.com
About HM Awards
The HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence are in their 11th year in 2013 and are the leading awards for the accommodation industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. In the last ten years, almost 5,000 people have attended the HM Awards and more than 400 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. For more information visit http://www.hmawards.com.au/about-us/