A New Challenge – and an Exceptional Project

Julien Bressolles takes the helm of operations of the most Polynesian hotel group in the Islands of Tahiti

After having succeeded in making the Taha’a, in just a few years, a symbol of Polynesian style luxury and turning the concept of “Where Luxury meets Human Warmth” into reality, since January Julien Bressolles has taken the helm of operations of the Pearl Resorts of Tahiti group, which includes Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort, Nuku Hiva Keikahanui Pearl Lodge, and Hiva Oa Hanakee Pearl Lodge. We asked him what his ambitions are for the future of these properties.

We work in a spirit of boutique hotels, of preservation of authenticity, and respect for Polynesian hospitality with mainly Polynesian staff – for an experience we want to be the closest possible to the “real Polynesia”. For the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, for which we took over the management from January 1st, 2017, our main goal is to enhance the guests’ service and experience and to give this hotel its true Polynesian soul. Our priority is to introduce the great culinary experiences that our guests expect in this magical place. For the Tahiti Pearl Beach, the only hotel on the East coast of Tahiti, the will is really to promote the assets of this property located on a fabulous site, in the famous Matavai Bay. Finally, the lodges of the Marquesas are small jewels nestled on a mountainside with views of the ocean. The Marquesas are a somewhat different destination compared to the Society Islands, and with a specific clientele: those seeking soft adventure, culture, history and an experience offthe- beaten-paths. Many artists and explorers have fallen in love with those powerful islands. And there truly is something mystical in the Marquesas Islands!

What would you say are the three main “USPs” of the Taha’a and the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa?

For the Taha’a, we respect the DNA of Relais & Châteaux with exceptional F&B and exemplary service while retaining a very friendly atmosphere. The special feature of this hotel and I am particularly proud of, is the exceptional kindness and authenticity of the mainly Polynesian staff. The key point is of course the amazing coral garden which borders the hotel. We also invest a lot in this area to preserve its exceptional heritage. Concerning the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, I would say that its location and its park are unique, its Tävai Spa, probably one of the most beautiful in Polynesia and I am currently working to make it one of the top gourmet