Conrad Bora Bora Nui, the new 114-room beachfront resort in Bora Bora set to open March 2017, has named Jean-Marc Michel as general manager. Michel will be in charge of resort operations and management and will oversee the multi-million dollar re-imagination of the resort. news.conradhotels.com
Located in a private cove on Motu To’opua, a small islet located off the coast of Bora Bora, the smart luxury resort will offer panoramic ocean views, 28 tropical garden and beach villas and 86 overwater bungalows, including the destination’s only two-story overwater bungalows. Additional features will include a full-service Hina Spa, a private kids club, mini-golf course, six restaurant and bar outlets including an overwater glass-floored sunset lounge, and a private island, perfect for intimate dinners, picnics and events.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jean-Marc to the Conrad Bora Bora Nui team as our general manager,” said Louis Wane, owner of Conrad Bora Bora Nui. “His impressive hospitality background, worldly pedigree and expertise in delivering exceptional resort experiences, make him the ideal person to lead the resort during this exciting grand opening and for many years to come.”
“I’m excited to introduce guests to the first Conrad Resort in French Polynesia, which captures the Conrad brand’s signature style and smart luxury, as well as the spirit and culture of the region,” said Michel. “Conrad Bora Bora Nui’s ideal location and rich history provide the perfect backdrop for creating authentic and memorable guest experiences alongside the unparalleled service of our team members.”
Michel brings more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, working in seven countries and three different continents, including management positions at seven different Leading Hotels of the World properties. Prior to joining Conrad Bora Bora, Michel served as general manager of Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, where he led the resort’s expansion and renovation of guest facilities, as well as the Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club, Kota Kinabalu.