Pacific Resort Hotel Group News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news, events, and special offers at Pacific Resort Hotel Group and our luxury Cook Island accommodation properties.








PRHG wins four major awards at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards

20-Nov-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) has been recognized with four major awards at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony, held at The Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch in London. It is the first time that the South Pacific’s leading boutique hotel & resort management company has been recognized by the World Boutique Hotel Awards, further strengthening PRHG’s position in the boutique resort market.

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PRHG scoops six major awards at the 2014 World Travel Awards

11-Oct-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is in celebration mode once again after all three of it’s Cook Islands properties were honoured at the 21st annual World Travel Awards, capturing six major awards on a special night for the hotel management company. This year’s Australasia Gala Ceremony was held at The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, India and it certainly lived up to it’s reputation as the “Travel Industry’s equivalent to the Oscars”.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki celebrates relaunch of Te Tika product

22-Sep-2014

Pacific Resort Aitutaki recently hosted the Te Tika & Tiare Spa Moana Soiree, an exclusive event dedicated to re-launching the Te Tika range and celebrating the partnership between the luxury skin care brand and the 5 star luxury resort.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group boasts South Pacific GM of the Year

05-Sep-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is proud to announce that Deputy CEO Marcus Niszow has been awarded ‘South Pacific General Manager of the Year’ at the 2014 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence.

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Pacific Resort Rarotonga to host exclusive Tiki Taane show

20-Aug-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is excited to announce that Tiki Taane, one of New Zealand’s top musicians, will be performing at Pacific Resort Rarotonga on Saturday 23rd August 2014. Guests will have a unique opportunity to see Tiki Taane perform some of his acoustic originals and covers in an intimate event of no more than 60 people.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group Finalist at 2014 HM Awards

14-Aug-2014

Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa and Pacific Resort Rarotonga have all been selected as HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence 2014 finalists in the ‘South Pacific Property of the Year’ category, while PRHG’s Deputy CEO Marcus Niszow is a finalist in the ‘South Pacific General Manager of the Year’ for the 2nd year in a row.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group Named in ‘Top 7 Luxury Escapes’

12-Jul-2014

Award winning 5 star properties Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa and Pacific Resort Aitutaki have been named amongst the ‘Top 7 Luxury Escapes in the Islands’ by New Zealand website – Stuff.co.nz.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki leads the way in Global Luxury Travel

17-Jun-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce that 5-star luxury property Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been awarded the Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence, for the second year in a row, at the 2014 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group Hosts Major Golf Tournament in Rarotonga

21-May-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is partnering with the Cook Island Golf Association in a sponsorship deal that will bring over $8,000 in prizes to the first ever Pacific Resort Hotel Group Golf Tournament in Rarotonga. This event sponsorship is part of PRHG’s ongoing commitment to support and develop local talent through backing events within the community.

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Pacific Resort Activities Manager crowned ‘2014 National Dancer of the Year’

17-May-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) would like to congratulate Pacific Resort Rarotonga Activities Manager - Matt Pierre, who has been crowned ‘Cook Islands National Dancer of the Year’ at the 2014 Te Mira Ura competition.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group leads the way at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards

09-May-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce that Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have all been selected as regional stand out properties at this year’s World Boutique Hotel Awards.

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2014 Seven Star Luxury Awards recognise Pacific Resort Hotel Group

24-Apr-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is proud to announce that 5-star luxury properties Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have been nominated in this year’s Seven Star Luxury Awards.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group a favourite at 2014 World Travel Awards

17-Apr-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce that Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have been nominated in the 2014 World Travel Awards - the ultimate travel accolade.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki the location for Australian fashion giant’s swimsuit campaign

01-Apr-2014

Following on from the success of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition, Pacific Resort Aitutaki has again been involved with a big name photo-shoot. Australian fashion giant, Zimmermann, shot their latest Summer Swimsuit campaign exclusively on the beautiful island of Aitutaki and the 5-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki releases Shortlife Special- Stay 7, Pay 4

28-Feb-2014

To celebrate the launch of the Air New Zealand Safety Video and the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition, Pacific Resort Aitutaki is pleased to release a Stay Seven, Pay Four Shortlife Special.

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Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa continues to expand

24-Feb-2014

Pacific Resort Hotel Group is delighted to announce the addition of two new 2 Bedroom Ultimate Pool Villas at the 5-star Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki home to Sports Illustrated for their 50th Anniversary Swimsuit shoot

22-Feb-2014

Pacific Resort Aitutaki has played the role of host to yet another word class event, this time to the cast and crew of the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Swimsuit edition.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki features in Air New Zealand's latest safety video

22-Feb-2014

Keeping up their tradition of producing fun and innovative in-flight safety videos, Air New Zealand has today released ‘Safety in Paradise’, a collaboration safety video with Sports Illustrated to mark the 50th Anniversary of their iconic Swimsuit Edition. Filmed on location at the world renowned 5-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki, the film features local Cook Islanders alongside Air New Zealand staff and some of the biggest names in modelling.

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New Year brings in organisational changes at PRHG

28-Jan-2014

The start of 2014 has brought in a number of changes within the company and it is with great sadness that PRHG bids farewell to one of our key team members, New Zealand-based Sales Manager Melanie Hall, who has been instrumental in growing the organisation’s market share out of Australia and New Zealand.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki scoops TripAdvisor awards trifecta

25-Jan-2014

The world-renowned Pacific Resort Aitutaki has made a promising start to 2014, adding three more awards to the mantelpiece following the announcement of the TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Awards 2014.

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PRHG invests in $500,000 revamp for Pacific Resort Rarotonga

17-Dec-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group continues to invest in the improvement of its properties and facilities in 2013, putting a further $500,000 toward upgrades and refurbishments at Pacific Resort Rarotonga.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group excels at Cook Islands Tourism Awards

19-Nov-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) has capped off a phenomenal year by dominating the biennial 2013 Air New Zealand Cook Island Tourism Awards on Friday November 15.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group dominates at 20th Annual World Travel Awards

02-Oct-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group CEO Greg Stanaway scooping up the awards at the 2013 World Travel Awards.

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Success for Pacific Resort Hotel Group at 2013’s prestigious HM awards

24-Sep-2013

It is with great pleasure that Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) would like to announce their success in two award categories at Australia’s esteemed HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence 2013. Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been awarded “South Pacific Property of the Year” for the first time ever at the HM Awards. PRHG is also pleased to announce that Marcus Niszow, Deputy CEO for the group has been awarded the “High Commendation” award in the “South Pacific General Manager of the Year” category.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence

04-Jul-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce that Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been awarded the Signum Virtutis, the Seal of Excellence, at the 2013 Seven Star Global Luxury Awards.

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PRHG Invests $1million+ on Resort Upgrades

03-Jul-2013

Over the past 12 months and continuing on for the next 6-12 months, Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is investing over NZD$1million in resort upgrades for two of their iconic Cook Islands properties, Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Pacific Resort Aitutaki.

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Pacific Resort Aitutaki only Cook Islands property to make Stellar Stays list

22-May-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce that Pacific Resort Aitutaki has been named in HotelsCombined’s inaugural Stellar Stays Awards 2013. These awards have singled out 33 outstanding properties across Asia Pacific with Pacific Resort Aitutaki being the only Cook Islands property to make the cut.

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PRHG taking care of staff as well as guests

22-May-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group takes pride in looking after their staff as well as their guests. Not only is PRHG a luxury experience for international guests, but they also provide a fantastic workplace for their staff. The latest example of this has been highly praised internally where PRHG offered free Influenza injections to their Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villa’s & Spa staff to help them through the winter months.

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New Bungalow at Pacific Resort Aitutaki

25-Apr-2013

We are delighted to inform you that Pacific Resort Aitutaki will soon be commencing construction to convert one of our Premium Beachfront Bungalows into a 1 bedroom Ultimate Beachfront Bungalow.

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PRHG nominated for Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

24-Apr-2013

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce two nominations for the prestigious Seven Star Global Luxury Awards. Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa are nominated for the coveted “Signum Virtutis”, seal of excellence.

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Pacific Resort hosts world class chef Robert Oliver

18-Apr-2013

Food tourism is food for thought...

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PRHG supports Earth Hour 2013

21-Mar-2013

On Saturday 23 March 2013 at 8:30pm, Pacific Resort Hotel Group will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of our business premises and our homes for one hour – Earth Hour, the world’s largest public action for the environment. By taking part in this global ‘lights out’ event we will be acknowledging our commitment to personal and operational actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.

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PRHG Organisational Changes Internal Promotions and New Appointments

29-Jan-2013

It’s exciting times ahead for Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) as we announce a number of recent organisational changes, internal promotions and new appointments across our group.

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Pacific Resorts To Expand

19-Dec-2012

Pacific Resort Hotel Group’s Deputy CEO MARCUS NISZOW reveals to HM Magazine growth plans for the company, which could be up to 10 properties across the region.

Read more here of the article published Dec 12 in Australia's leading Hotel & Resort trade publication called "HM Magazine".

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for four World Travel Awards…

15-Nov-2012

Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for four World Travel Awards… Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce their nominations for the World Travel Awards 2012. Pacific Resort Aitutaki is once again nominated for the “World’s Leading Boutique Resort”, “World’s Leading Luxury Island Resort” and “Worlds Leading Boutique Island Resort”

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Pacific Resort Supports Vaka Eiva 2012

13-Nov-2012

Vaka Eiva has come from small beginnings in 2004 to become the largest international annual event in the Cook Islands and is now an established event on the international paddling calendar. We combine the spectacle of competitive paddling with more laid back “fun in the sun” events served up with the inimitable Cook Islands hospitality – a weeklong paddling festival with something for everyone!

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CIMTECH - The Te Tika Range

11-Oct-2012

CIMTECH (Cook Islands Medical Technologies) is a natural products research and development company that draws on the traditional medicines of the Cook Islands to bring new natural beauty skincare, cosmeceuticals, dermatological and pharmaceutical products to the market. IMTECH was founded in 2008 by Dr Graham Matheson after 5 years of extensive research conducted at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia into the medical benefits of a specific, extensively-used, traditional plant-based remedy.

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Live & Learn with Pacific Resort

11-Oct-2012

Want to live, learn & work in tropical paradise? Well that’s exactly what Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) planned for their intern programme which kicked off in January this year.

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PRHG Best is South Pacific - Press Release 9th September

13-Sep-2012

Pacific Resort Hotel Group boasts the Best in the South Pacific

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HM Awards Recognise Pacific Resort Hotel Group

14-Aug-2012

Pacific Resort Hotel Group is pleased to announce their placement as finalists in two major award categories at the 2012 prestigious HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence.

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Finalists for Best Hotel Group

10-Aug-2012

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) in the Cook Islands is a finalist for the Best Hotel/Resort Group at the 2012 New Zealand Travel Industry Awards along side top international hotel groups Club Med, Accor hotels, Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

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Pacific Resort’s Ika Mata Recipe

31-Jul-2012

Ika Mata is a Polynesian delicacy and is a popular fish dish of most South Pacific Nations in one form or another. It is acknowledged by many local Chefs that this dish is not authentic unless it is made with only the flesh from freshly caught Yellow Fin Tuna.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for Best Hotel Group

20-Jun-2012

Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) in the Cook Islands has been nominated as the Best Hotel Resort Group at the 2012 New Zealand Travel Industry Awards along side top international hotel groups Four Seasons Hotels, Accor hotels, Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels & Resorts to name a few.

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Beachside Pampering at Pacific Resort Rarotonga

20-Jun-2012

There is nothing more satisfying than to experience a luxurious massage while on holiday. Imagine a therapy of a deep oil massage based on the ancient system of Ayurvedic healing. This massage style relies upon deep pressure to break down tense tissue as well as long strokes and skin rolling to relieve tension, improve circulation, ease and promote harmony of body, mind and soul.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group sponsor Cook Islands star paddler

20-Jun-2012

Cook Islands top Vaka Paddler Reuben Dearlove trained hard every day determined to better his performance in last years Te Aito Cook Islands event. He was successful and for the 3rd time in as many years of the event, Reuben beat all challengers and once again claimed the title of Te Aito Tane 2012.

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Visit from The World on Aitutaki

20-Jun-2012

On a recent visit to Aitutaki by "the World", a Luxury Residential global Yacht, General Manager of Pacific Resort Aitutaki - Julian Moore was invited aboard and visited together with his Front Office Manager - Tekura Apera.

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Earth Hour™ in the Cook Islands

31-Mar-2012

On Saturday 31 March 2012 at 8:30pm, Pacific Resort Hotel Group will join hundreds of millions of people across the globe in switching off the lights of our business premises and our homes for one hour – Earth Hour, the world’s largest public action for the environment. By taking part in this global ‘lights out’ event we will be acknowledging our commitment to personal and operational actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.

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