French Polynesian Resorts Undergo Renovations

Le Meridien TahitiSome exciting news from French Polynesia: Le Méridien Tahiti recently launched a series of renovations, enhancing the public spaces and all accommodations with new interiors featuring a modern décor with French Polynesian touches. The multimillion-dollar renovation is expected to be complete in November.
In addition, sister resort Le Méridien Bora Bora will be commencing the next phase of its renovations, including new interiors for all beach and overwater bungalows, and all public spaces, beginning on October 1. New looks for both resorts are being led by interior designer Didier Lefort.

The renovations at Le Méridien Tahiti will include:

New interiors for all Lagoon view rooms, suites featuring contemporary neutral-toned furniture and linens, soothing lighting and authentic Polynesian textures including bamboo. Additional Polynesian touches include authentic “tapa” cloth lights and mother of pearl curtains.

A new lobby will include three personal check-in “stations,” three computers for guests' use, and a new concierge desk. An espresso bar with lounge seating will also be added.

La Plantation restaurant and Astrolabe bar will be re-designed to allow for both indoor and outdoor seating, with dividable “green walls” for added privacy.

At Le Méridien Bora Bora, Phase Two of the resort’s renovations will make over all public spaces and enhance the beach and overwater bungalows with colorful new furniture and new thatched roofs. A new ecological centre will be also added to the Hotel. The resort will close from October 1 to January 22, 2011, for the renovations.
Phase 1 of the resort was completed in 2009. That project created a new class of Pool Beach Villas outfitted with private infinity pools; a new overwater wedding chapel; enhancements to premium overwater bungalows; and a new resort pool and fitness center.

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