Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa in French Polynesia has announced the arrival of a new General Manager: Laurent Campi – replacing Julien Bressolles. He graduated from the prestigious Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne before arriving in the region and has been part of the Polynesian hotel scene for many years. We asked Laurent how he is approaching the challenge of managing this mythical property…
I am taking over the management of a resort that is in a positive dynamic, and has undergone a continued growth and optimal improvement. Therefore, I think my biggest challenge will be to perpetuate its development while bringing my added value to the property. The aim now is to present Le Taha’a, to the mind of all as the authentic exclusive luxury alternative to the island of Bora Bora for a memorable escape.
How could one best describe your property?
Unique Relais & Chateaux in French Polynesia, Le Taha’a is an authentic Polynesian 5-star resort built by Polynesian owners with a local architect and serviced by staff who are native from Taha’a. The resort proposes a luxury stay while immersed in the amazing nature of the islands. While this is the perfect place to rest, there are many activities to keep guests occupied. At Le Taha’a, we emphasise the cuisine, and with 3 restaurants onsite and one chef per restaurant, we create a true creative culinary experience for our guests.
THE AIM NOW IS TO PRESENT LE TAHA’A, TO THE MIND OF ALL AS THE AUTHENTIC EXCLUSIVE LUXURY ALTERNATIVE TO THE ISLAND OF BORA BORA FOR AMEMORABLE ESCAPE
The location of the resort is a unique selling point in itself. Le Taha’a has been constructed on an islet located in the middle of a lagoon that shares the island of Taha’a and the island of Raiatea. No other resort is located in this part of the lagoon creating a real sense of secludedness, exclusivity and privacy found nowhere else.
The architecture of the resort is another plus. 80% of the materials used to construct the resort are natural elements, all sourced in French Polynesia and based on the Polynesian culture. The resort also features a Polynesian canoe built back at the beginning of the 1800’s in the most traditional way.
Prestigious Polynesian resort stands out as a “rare pearl”
Finally, Taha’a is the only island presenting the 2 most important traditional industries in Polynesia: The vanilla plantations and the black pearl famers. Culturally, these industries are very important to Polynesia, and for guests to be able to discover them in the same area is an added value to their stay.