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Accor to sell 3 Sofitel resorts in French Polynesia

JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group exclusively appointed to offer the resorts for sale

​​​​Accor have elected to sell the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort in a move to focus on investment in Europe. JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group has been exclusively appointed to offer the resorts for sale.

An overview of the three resorts follows:

  • Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort - A quintessenti​al five star resort with a prime beachfront setting on the south-eastern coastline of Bora Bora. It features 55 overwater, beachside and garden bungalows together with an exclusive range of guest facilities.
  • Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island - Located in the iconic crystal lagoon resides the only boutique luxury island resort in Bora Bora. This incredible resort contains 30 bungalows and a luxury villa, along with a restaurant, bar and host of other superb guest facilities
  • Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort - With a highly regarded location on Moorea's eastern coastline, the resort has frontage to one of its most attractive white sand beaches and panoramic views across to Tahiti. The property features 113 well-appointed bungalows and a wide range of guest facilities that all contribute to its market leading position and reputation.

Peter Harper, Senior Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group said, "This rare offering presents investors and owner-operators with an unparalleled counter-cyclical opportunity to acquire a large scale presence in this world renowned tourism destination. Located only a short distance from Tahiti, Bora Bora and Moorea boast a level of geographic beauty and overall luxury unrivalled elsewhere."

The resorts occupy breathtaking beachfront and overwater positions with panoramic outlooks onto the warm tropical lagoons that make this part of the South Pacific so desirable. Each property enjoys an established market reputation, provides excellent guest accommodation and supporting facilities, and offers a number of asset enhancement and trading upside opportunities.

"As French Polynesia is directly accessible from the major international gateways of Los Angeles, Santiago, Auckland, Tokyo and Honolulu, this Portfolio should be considered of strategic importance to any group seeking a complete presence across the Asia Pacific Region, or those wanting representation in this iconic market," said Peter Harper.

Expressions of Interest for the sale of Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort close Wednesday 26 November 2014.

For further information please contact the marketing agent, Peter Harper (+61 2 9220 8548 /