Getting to know the local people of French Polynesia is the true highlight of any guest experience. To ensure that tourism benefits both travelers and local communities alike, we are proudly committed to providing our island neighbors with opportunities for training and career advancement, as well as supporting local businesses that share our philosophy of doing well by doing good.
We offer continuous professional training programs to our staff at all properties, which includes participation in lectures and field trips led by our many visiting experts.
Expert biologists from our partner Te mana o te moana lead engaging programs for our young explorers, including guests and local schoolchildren. Planet Trekkers at IHG Moorea and the Lagoon School at The Brando both offer opportunities for children to learn about the conservation of our precious natural resources through interactive educational activities.
As part of our commitment to supporting island businesses and artisans, we source our supplies and ingredients as locally as possible, including from our staff’s family farms and shops.
Through internships, we invite local students to learn about the tourism and hospitality industry by gaining hands-on professional experience, providing new career options for young islanders.
Each of our properties offers in-kind donations of meals and room nights for special school or sports events each year.