ABOUT PACIFIC BEACHCOMBER S.C.
With more than 25 years of experience in the French Polynesian tourism market, 630 hotel rooms and
211 cabins, Pacific Beachcomber, S.C. is the country’s largest luxury hotel and cruise operator. In
addition to the 332-guest m/s Paul Gauguin (www.pgcruises.com) luxury cruise vessel with voyages in
Tahiti, French Polynesia and the South Pacific, and the recently acquired 90-guest m/v Tere Moana with
voyages to Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, Pacific Beachcomber operates six award-winning
hotels (www.tahitiresorts.intercontinental.com): InterContinental Tahiti Resort, InterContinental Bora
Bora Le Moana Resort, InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, InterContinental Moorea
Resort and Spa, the Maitai Bora Bora and the Maitai Rangiroa (www.hotelmaitai.com).
Pacific Beachcomber’s next resort project is The Brando, a luxury eco-resort featuring 35 private villas
on a remote private island, ten minutes by air from Tahiti. Private residences will also be offered. The
project will be constructed to the most exacting requirements of environmental design with the goal of
being fully self-sustaining with renewable sources of non-fossil energy. The company is also building an
eco-station dedicated to scientific research which will be home to conservation and education about the
biodiversity in Tetiaroa and French Polynesia.
Sustainable development is the keynote of Pacific Beachcomber’s projects, and all resorts are
EarthCheck certified—an internationally recognized environmental management program designed for
the tourism industry. At the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, the company was the
world pioneer in the use of seawater air conditioning (SWAC) technology, using deep seawater for all
the cooling requirements of the resort. SWAC is a clean, quiet, maintenance-free and fully renewable
non-fossil source of environmentally friendly energy that results in electricity savings of more than 90
percent for the resort in comparison to conventional cooling methods.
Richard Bailey, President and CEO of Pacific Beachcomber, is also a founding member of Te Mana O Te
Moana (the Spirit of the Ocean), www.temanaotemoana.org, a Tahiti-based nonprofit devoted to the
protection of marine wildlife, particularly the green sea turtle. Te Mana also works closely with local
authorities on a variety of youth-oriented educational and public outreach programs.
For additional information, visit www.pacificbeachcomber.com.
Paul Gauguin Cruises
Vanessa Bloy, Director of Public Relations
T: (425) 440-6255