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2020 finishes on a high for PRHG with Multiple Awards of Excellence


The Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards are a much-anticipated biennial event organized by Tourism Industry Council to celebrate those companies and organisations that exemplify high standards across 150 tourism businesses in the Cook Islands and recognise excellence of companies and individuals within the industry, and include significant achievements in the community or environmental management.

While 2020 has had significant challenges, the staff and management of Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) have ended the year with the uplifting news that they are big winners at the recent Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards, taking out two of the business award categories and two of the special awards.

The categories PRHG are proud to have been recognised in are as follows:

Overall Business Award of Excellence – Pacific Resort Aitutaki.
Family Friendly Award of Excellence – Pacific Resort Rarotonga.
Marketing Award of Excellence – Pacific Resort Rarotonga.
Social Media Award of Excellence – Little Polynesian Resort.

Reflecting on these accolades, PRHG CEO Marcus Niszow said “Our entire team work tirelessly to help make our resorts more than just a place to stay and to provide a truly memorable guest experience. This wonderful recognition provides a much-needed morale boost for our team who, like many others around the globe, have been hit hard by the COVID crisis. It has shined a little ray of light into what has been a very dark and miserable year, providing us with great inspiration and motivation as we look forward to welcoming back international visitors to our COVID -19 free country in early 2021.”

These awards are further evidence that Pacific Resort Hotel Group is, and will remain, a leader in South Pacific hospitality, as the Cook Islands premium independent collection of luxury and boutique beachfront resorts.

For the full list of winners, please click here.

About Pacific Resort Hotel Group
Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG), is the Cook Islands leading independent collection of luxury and boutique beachfront resorts. PRHG operate boutique resorts and hospitality facilities underpinned by a focus on local culture, the environment, and unique architectural and landscaping design providing discerning guests with an authentic South Pacific experience. PRHG successfully owns and operates four award-winning resorts under the Pacific Resort brand.

About Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Secluded Luxury… The island of Aitutaki, an atoll of lush tropical foliage and white sand beaches ringed by a stunningly beautiful lagoon of turquoise water. This is where you’ll find 5-star luxury resort, Pacific Resort Aitutaki, each morning greeted by a spectacular view of Aitutaki’s world famous lagoon, thanks to the absolute beachfront location of the resort’s 29 spacious and air-conditioned bungalows, villas and suites. The resort welcomes guests 12 and older and provides an intimate and romantic escape where the delights of island life are presented to you in luxurious surroundings; that illustrate exactly why Pacific Resort Aitutaki is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

About Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa
The road less travelled… Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa has been designed just for you. This concept in luxury accommodation gives you the freedom to personalise your own leisure experience. Set on the beautiful white sand beach of Rarotonga’s stunning Muri lagoon, your private villa awaits. How you choose to tailor your villa experience is completely up to you. 

About Little Polynesian Resort
Inspiring Romance… Little Polynesian is one of the Cook Islands’ most intimate luxury boutique resorts. With just ten beachfront bungalows and four garden studios on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach, Little Polynesian is committed to providing the ultimate Cook Islands experience through outstanding personalised service that surpasses all expectations.

About Pacific Resort Rarotonga
Authentic Boutique
… Pacific Resort is Rarotonga’s leading full-service authentic boutique resort situated in an unrivaled location on the glorious white sands of Muri beach. This premium boutique resort offers a collection of 64, rooms, suites and villas with a perfect blend of modern comforts and traditional island hospitality. 

For further information, visit  or contact:
Pacific Resort Hotel Group

Main Image – David Kirkland Photography

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