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The "Godfather" may be gone, but he's left fans a piece of paradise they can escape to. Called The Brando, this 35-villa haven, which has been talked about since 2005 is finally coming to fruition. It's the result of Marlon Brando's long-time vision to create a post-carbon resort.
The hotel is located in remote Tetiaroa, a 12-islet atoll 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. From what we can see, this private island, the former playground of Tahitian Kings and Brando's family himself, is quite fitting for a resort coming from a man who once said "Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite."
When the resort opens July 1, 2014, guests (who arrive via the resort's own airfield) will get seclusion in spades thanks to several luxury villas placed on a private stretch of beach. Each will have their own plunge pools as well. There will be some opportunity to mingle with others at the two restaurants, lounge, beach bar or while participating in water sport activities in the lagoon. And if you've had enough socializing, escape to the sanctuary of the Spa Arii Vahine, which is surrounded by 21,530 square feet of forest, plants and a pond.
Check this bit of island lushness to lure you to The Brando...
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Imagine...all of this...for you.
This might be the first posthumous celebrity hotel we've heard about--Marlon Brando's vision for a Tahitian resort on the islands of Tetiaroa will come true nearly eight years after the legendary actor's death. The Brando is now expected open in late 2012.
Purchased by Marlon Brando in 1965, Tetiaroa is a 13-island chain circled by a coral reef offering a tranquil and pure paradise 35 miles from the island of Tahiti. The Brando is a product of Brando’s vision to create a project which will resonate with visitors and also foster opportunities for guests to get to know both the place and the people of French Polynesia.
On-site The Brando will have 47 deluxe bungalow villas (each with private plunge pools) along with your typical resort amenities like a spa, fitness center, community pool, two restaurants and access to island activities like scuba diving and local tours.
But, in accordance with Brando's wishes, the resort will also give guest the opportunity to explore not only the island but French Polynesia's culture and history with activities such as guided archaeological tours of Tahitian sites.
The Sheraton Tahiti
Starwood loyalists may be disappointed to hear that Starwood Hotels has announced the end of its management contract of three Sheraton properties in French Polynesia: The Sheraton Hotel Tahiti, Sheraton Moorea and Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, A Luxury Collection Resort.
Starwood will keep a presence in the region with The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, Le Meridien Tahiti and Le Meridien Bora Bora, all of which have outstanding services and of course, those killer overwater bungalows.
There's not much information on the other resorts except that these properties will no longer be under the Starwood umbrella starting sometime in 2009. If you're considering a trip there, double-check who will be running the hotel during your stay. Also, if you plan on using your SPG points you will need to use them before Starwood leaves the hotels.
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Hotelier. The word is so romantic, so eccentric, so...French. However, run-of-the-mill real world hoteliers don't always live up to the etymology.
Always looking to bring you the most pertinent information on the worldwide hotel scene, we figured when we found hoteliers that were worthy of the French pronunciation of the word, we would let them speak to you directly. Besides, before you dropped a bunch of cash to stay at someone's house, wouldn't you want to get to know the owner a bit? Exactly. We, always oh so full of ourselves, are calling this series Hoteliers That Matter and we are sitting down with these hoteliers and letting them tell you, straight from their mouths to web ears, what you need to know about their hotels.
Having to work for Le Meridien Hotels in French Polynesia is not a bad gig at all. Nicolas Orget (a real live Frenchman!) is the Director of Sales and Marketing for the two Le Meridien Hotels in Tahiti and Bora Bora. Granted, he's not a hotelier of his own brand of hotels but he does need to pitch these places as part of his job. And we imagine this is not a hard sell.
Nicolas: "Come to Tahiti!"
But alas, we couldn't go to Tahiti to meet Nicolas. Instead we caught some afternoon snacks with him at the Westin LAX airport lounge, a sister brand in the Starwood family.
After the jump, Nicolas explains which Le Meridien in Tahiti is right for you.