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13 SEPT – 26 SEPT 2013 ISSUE 172 Daily news & jobs: www.spaopportunities.com
2014 launch for Marlon Brando’s paradise island resort
The Brando, an eco-resort encircled by a coral reef in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia, is due to launch in July 2014.
The 12-island atoll was brought in 1965 by late actor Marlon Brando, who fell in love with it while scouting for lm locations around Tahiti for his 1962, Oscar nominated movie Mutiny on the Bounty.
Deep Nature, a French- based spa and thalassotherapy specialist, is working on the spa element of the resort.
e Brando is owned and
will be operated by Pacific
Beachcomber, which already
has seven hotels in French
Polynesia, including four InterContinentals. It will have 35 villas with a strong focus on the environment – all the energy it uses will come from renewable sources, including the use of
a village style with facili- ties – three double treatment rooms, two steamrooms, a cold bath, relaxation area and tea lounge – housed in sepa- rate bungalows.
Deep Nature will open two more spas in 2014, the Deva spa resort on the island of New Caledonia and a spa in Brussels, Belgium, which will behousedatUPSite–anew residential tower development.
The 600sq m (6,450 sq ) UP Site spa will have ve treatment rooms including a double, plus a swimming
pool, a hammam with scrub
room, a tness centre, relax- ation room, a tea room, hot and cold baths and a sauna. It will use French product line, Cinq Mondes, which is used in spas worldwide.
e luxury resort was the rst in the Laamu atoll
hotels and resorts. “ e group’s pioneering position in the Maldives gives it a unique insight into target markets and to operating in the destination.”
For more information on Six Senses, an interview with CEO, Neil Jacobs, is available in the Q2 2013 edition of Spa Business here: http://lei.sr?a=v9O2G
Brando fell in love with the island while scouting for 1962 lm Mutiny on the Bounty
solar panels, deep ocean-cooling technology and biofuel made from coconut oil.
e spa will be located in a large planted area partly built over a tropical pond. It has
Six Senses retains Laamu contract
Six Senses, on the Laamu Atoll in the Maldives, has announced that it will continue operational management of the resort property following its aquisition by the Singapore-based HPL Hotels & Resorts company.
e takeover, which was handled by HPL subsidiary, Leisure Frontiers Pvt Ltd, will see the new owners make enhancements to the resort in concert with the Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spa brands.
Designed and operated by Six Senses, the 97-villa property, which includes spa facili- ties, opened in 2011 and was the rst high-end island resort in the Laamu atoll of the Maldives.
“As new owners, we are extremely pleased that Six Senses will continue operating the property,” said Stephen Lau, chair of HPL
New luxury resort for
UAE-based developer Bin Otaiba Investment Group has unveiled plans to develop a new ve-star resort on tourism hotspot Saadiyat Island just o the coast of Abu Dhabi.
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), announced the sale of a 980,000sq (91,000 sq m )land plot on Saadiyat island to the Bin Otaiba Group.
e new hotel is scheduled to open on the Saadiyat Beach District in 2015 and will feature 366 bedrooms in addition to restaurants, a spa centre and tness centre, sand-bottom swim- ming pool, gardens and water features. Continued on back cover
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