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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia [Master Thread]

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia [Master Thread]

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Old Jun 4, 06, 8:20 am
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St. Regis Bora Bora

There is a photo and small update in today's Los Angeles Times travel section.
Those over-water villas with private pools look like heaven.

Who's the first to report back on a stay?
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Old Jun 5, 06, 9:20 am
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any recent news on the grand opening? still on track for 6/20?
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Old Jun 5, 06, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by wildblueyonder
any recent news on the grand opening? still on track for 6/20?
I hope so, since I'll be there on opening day.
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Old Jun 5, 06, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by damon88
There is a photo and small update in today's Los Angeles Times travel section.
Those over-water villas with private pools look like heaven.

Who's the first to report back on a stay?
Having now cancelled my backup reservation at the Nui, for our up-coming June 20 stay, it may be I. It will be a real pain, though, if the St. Regis doesn't open on time. So far, they've been pretty responsive by email.

Can you post a link or the content of the LA Times article, btw?
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Old Jun 9, 06, 5:48 am
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St. Regis luxury

in Bora-Bora

THE ever-growing St. Regis chain is set to open another of its luxury accommodations, this time in French Polynesia.

The St. Regis Bora-Bora, set on 44 acres, has 91 villas (including five over water that have swimming pools that also are over water).

The one-bedroom units are 1,550 square feet and start at $950 a night.

Guests have their choice of three restaurants, a spa and two pools (one with swim-up bar). And each villa comes with a butler, of course.

Info: (877) 787-3447, http://www.stregis.com .
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-...,1637077.story
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Old Jun 9, 06, 11:08 am
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Thanks. I guess the article doesn't say all that much. Anyway, it still looks like the St. Regis is on track to open on time. They've been pretty good about switching over all my restaurant and spa reservations from the BBN. I guess I'll find out in a week and a half.
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Old Jun 9, 06, 11:17 am
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Sheriton Tahiti is a dump.

Just returned from Tahiti. Bora Bora Nui was awsome and service was great.

You should know that the Sheriton Tahiti is a dump. Lots of construction going on. Elevators do not work and the SPG floor is a joke. Just a sign on the wall.

Interesting that I received a survey from SPG on the Sheriton Tahiti and rated it poor. Next day I received an e-mail from operations manager saying I will receive 3000 SPG points for my trouble. Guess SPG knows the Tahiti property is a dump too.
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Old Jun 15, 06, 11:46 am
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Has anyone else tried to book the St. Regis Bora Bora in 2007 using the SPG35? I called the platinum line to try and do this for May,2007 (I know, planning way far ahead) and was told that the SPG35 rates were not available. I asked if that meant the resort would not honor the rate in 2007 or if the SPG35 rates were just not loaded yet, but the answer I got told me that the person really didn't understand the question.
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Old Jun 15, 06, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by plagioia
Has anyone else tried to book the St. Regis Bora Bora in 2007 using the SPG35? I called the platinum line to try and do this for May,2007 (I know, planning way far ahead) and was told that the SPG35 rates were not available. I asked if that meant the resort would not honor the rate in 2007 or if the SPG35 rates were just not loaded yet, but the answer I got told me that the person really didn't understand the question.
From the looks of it internally, it seems that the best SPG-related paid discount you will be able to find at this property is SPG25 or 25% off RACK. But, even that rate plan is end-dated for December 31, 2006, so it would not be available for any of 2007 as yet.

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Old Jun 15, 06, 12:13 pm
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Thanks, William. Do you have any idea when these thing typically get loaded for the next year?
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Old Jun 15, 06, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by plagioia
Thanks, William. Do you have any idea when these thing typically get loaded for the next year?
Well, typically, a hotel will load a rate and it will keep advancing inventory for 18 months ahead of the current date. Not sure what is happening here. They have the SPG25 rate loaded from now until December 31, 2006. They also have the SPG35 rate loaded, but inoperative with no occupancy end date noted.

So, there are too many variables in this picture for me to say with any certainty that SPG25 will continue past the end of this year or if the SPG35 rate will ever be activated.

I'm making some inquiries, but getting anything out of the Hawaii office lately has been hit or miss...actually most miss.

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Old Jun 18, 06, 8:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker
Well, typically, a hotel will load a rate and it will keep advancing inventory for 18 months ahead of the current date. Not sure what is happening here. They have the SPG25 rate loaded from now until December 31, 2006. They also have the SPG35 rate loaded, but inoperative with no occupancy end date noted.

So, there are too many variables in this picture for me to say with any certainty that SPG25 will continue past the end of this year or if the SPG35 rate will ever be activated.

I'm making some inquiries, but getting anything out of the Hawaii office lately has been hit or miss...actually most miss.

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William,

Just thought I would let you know that I was working on this with the resort directly (or at least with the 'St. Regis Travel Specialist' for the resort) and she told me that the SPG25 rate is good into 2007 (in fact she gave me a rate quote for May 2007). Just thought you might like to know, if your inquires to the Hawaii office came back empty handed...

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Old Jun 18, 06, 10:39 pm
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W Maldives looks a lot better I wonder how much of a difference in service there will be..
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Old Jun 19, 06, 4:13 am
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There's just no comparison between the Maldives and Bora Bora.

The Maldives are boring flat coral islands, whereas Bora Bora has stunning mountains and bays as well as beaches. And at the end of the day the Maldives are an exceedingly poor Third World country, whereas Bora Bora is a relatively rich French territory.
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Old Jun 19, 06, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by DCF
There's just no comparison between the Maldives and Bora Bora.

The Maldives are boring flat coral islands, whereas Bora Bora has stunning mountains and bays as well as beaches. And at the end of the day the Maldives are an exceedingly poor Third World country, whereas Bora Bora is a relatively rich French territory.
From a scenery perspective, I would agree. From a service perspective, there is also no contest, but the other way around. Having been to both, I can say that the service in Bora Bora is terrible compared to the service in the Maldives.
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