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Starwood to manage new St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora

Travel News Asia 18 October 2005

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is to open its first St. Regis Resort in French Polynesia. Currently under construction and scheduled to open in April 2006, the St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora is owned by prominent real estate developer Louis Wane.

The St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora is a 44 acre resort with panoramic scenes of lush unspoiled surroundings, including views fronting the main island of Bora Bora, Mount Otemanu, a natural sculpture that towers majestically over the island, and Tahaa and Raiatea, remote islands on the horizon. The resort will feature 101 luxury overwater and beach villas, including an ultra-luxe three bedrooms Royal Suite with private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna - at more than 8,000 square feet it will debut as one of the largest suites in French Polynesia.

Protected by a unique, self-contained saltwater lagoons, the property is designed with interiors of rich, exotic woods from around the world in its one, two and three-bedroom over-water and beach villas. There are a total of eight luxury overwater villas with private Jacuzzis on expansive outdoor decks. There are also five two-bedroom overwater villas which have private swimming pools built over the lagoon. Nestled on the gentle sands of the beach are 11 one-bedroom beach villas, also with private outdoor Jacuzzis and two two-bedroom villas each with private swimming pools.

Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor dining options, including a signature overwater fine dining restaurant with breathtaking views of a colorful array of fish and manta rays swimming in the lagoon below. The resort will feature a main pool with a swim-up bar and a romantic adult pool that offers private day-beds. Additional water activities include reef fishing, deep sea fishing and catch & release fly fishing in a stocked lagoon.

A 12,000 square-foot world-class spa is located on an island in the lagoon and will offer Tahitian and Balinese treatments using natural herbs and extracts from the island for an unforgettable, sensual experience.

St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora will be Starwood's fourth managed property in French Polynesia, working with owner, Louis Wane who also owns Sheraton Hotel Tahiti, Sheraton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa and Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

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