The InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa in French
Polynesia will close permanently, with area general manager Guillaume Epinette citing
“unforeseeable market conditions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“The global health and economic downturn resulting from the
novel coronavirus has had an exceptionally devastating impact on the travel and
tourism industry,” said Epinette in a statement. “The permanent closure of the
InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa has been a very hard but carefully
considered decision taken to preserve our other hotels within Pacific
Beachcomber hotel group.”
Pacific Beachcomber Hotels owns three other InterContinental
resorts in French Polynesia: InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa,
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and InterContinental Bora
Bora Le Moana Resort.
Those three properties and the InterContinental Moorea have
been shuttered since late March due to the Covid-19 crisis.
InterContinental’s Tahiti and Bora Bora resorts are expected
to reopen June 30.