See the email below from my District Sales Manager at Intercontinental Hotels:

Dear Jan,

The Travel + Leisure 2011 World’s Best Awards have been published, and we are thrilled (okay, we’re ecstatic) that InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa has been voted #37 of the Top 100 Hotels in the World. With a total score of 93.56, the resort comes in at #2 in the Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific Region.

Readers of Travel + Leisure were given an opportunity to vote for their favorite properties over a four-month period beginning in December, 2010. The short list of 100 hotels is culled from a selection of thousands worldwide and represents the hotels that offer, “…special access, noteworthy amenities, above-and-beyond service, and authenticity of place.”

This coveted award comes on the heels of Thalasso’s World’s Best Service Award from Travel + Leisure in June. Readers gave the resort an impressive score of 93.33 this year; we were also honored with a Best Service award in 2010 with a score of 90.63.

More Good News: Weddings for Visitors Now Legal in Tahiti

The June 2011 issue of TravelAge West carries the news destination wedding specialists been waiting for: visitors to

TravelAge West

Tahiti can now be legally married there. Gone are the days when couples have to establish a 30-day residency in Tahiti before they can tie the knot. Look closely at the cover…that happy married couple is shown leaving the Blue Lagoon Chapel at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa. (The article is well worth a read as it outlines the requirements for legal weddings and is full of information about becoming a Tahiti wedding specialist.)

We recognize that we could not win these prestigious awards without the effort, knowledge and commitment of our outstanding travel agents. Thank you, as always, for your support!

Warm regards,

Marsha Morton