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.
Seven Star Luxury Awards Accolades for PRHG
For the third year in a row, Pacific Resort Hotel Group was represented by two properties at this year’s highly regarded Seven Star Luxury Awards. Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa were both selected as contenders in the Oceania section of the fiercely competitive global event...
Pacific Resort Hotel Group joins TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is excited to announce that Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Pacific Resort Rarotonga and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have been announced five time winners of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its 5th year, the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award recognises establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travellers. This unique accolade has earned all three PRHG properties a place in the 2015 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group Appoints Chief Operating Officer
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG), the Cook Islands leading resort operator, today announced the promotion of Marcus Niszow to Chief Operating Officer. Niszow will continue to report directly to Greg Stanaway, Chief Executive Officer in this newly created role.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group Launches Exclusive VIP Program
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is delighted to announce the launch of their new and exciting VIP Program, Pacific Pearls.
The Pacific Pearls program was designed as a means for PRHG to show their appreciation to the travel agents that work tirelessly to sell the hotel group’s award winning properties; Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa and Pacific Resort Rarotonga.
Pacific Resort Rarotonga encourages local community support
Pacific Resort Rarotonga is dedicated to supporting the local community. Aside from financial contributions to local schools & sports clubs each year, the resort supports local business by using their services or supplies in their everyday operations and services such as using the local florist, seamstresses, dancers and drummers, to name a few.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for 2015 Seven Star Luxury Awards
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) is proud to announce that two of their properties have been nominated for the Seven Star Luxury Awards for the third year running. 5-star luxury properties Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa have been nominated in the Cook Islands section, and now it’s up to the trade and public to vote!
Pacific Resort Hotel Group finishes 2014 on a high
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) has finished 2014 on a high note by winning two major awards at the World Travel Awards Grand Final Event held in Anguilla last night. After spending the last 12 months searching for world’s best hospitality organisations, the World Travel Awards hosted the industry’s best at a Gala Ceremony held at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa.
PRHG wins four major awards at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards
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.
PRHG scoops six major awards at the 2014 World Travel Awards
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”.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki celebrates relaunch of Te Tika product
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.
Pacific Resort Rarotonga to host exclusive Tiki Taane show
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.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group Finalist at 2014 HM Awards
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.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki leads the way in Global Luxury Travel
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.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group Hosts Major Golf Tournament in Rarotonga
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.
Pacific Resort Activities Manager crowned ‘2014 National Dancer of the Year’
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.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group leads the way at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards
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.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group a favourite at 2014 World Travel Awards
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.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki the location for Australian fashion giant’s swimsuit campaign
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.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki features in Air New Zealand's latest safety video
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.
New Year brings in organisational changes at PRHG
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.
Success for Pacific Resort Hotel Group at 2013’s prestigious HM awards
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.
PRHG Invests $1million+ on Resort Upgrades
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.
PRHG taking care of staff as well as guests
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.
Pacific Resort Aitutaki only Cook Islands property to make Stellar Stays list
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.
PRHG nominated for Seven Star Global Luxury Awards
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.
PRHG supports Earth Hour 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.
PRHG Organisational Changes Internal Promotions and New Appointments
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
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".
Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for four World Travel Awards…
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”
Pacific Resort Supports Vaka Eiva 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!
CIMTECH - The Te Tika Range
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.
Finalists for Best Hotel Group
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.
Pacific Resort’s Ika Mata Recipe
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.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group sponsor Cook Islands star paddler
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.
Pacific Resort Hotel Group nominated for Best Hotel Group
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.
Beachside Pampering at Pacific Resort Rarotonga
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.
Earth Hour™ in the Cook Islands
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.