Sea Water Air Conditioning

The InterContinental Bora Bora & Thalasso Spa was the first property in the world to successfully implement Sea Water Air Conditioning – or SWAC. Following on this accomplishment, The Brando also installed a SWAC system, reducing electrical demand for air-conditioning by more than 40%.

LEED Platinum

The Brando has achieved prestigious LEED Platinum Certification and features photovoltaic solar panels, natural wastewater treatment, an onsite desalination plant, and a rainwater catchment system.

IHG Global Green Engage

As active participants in the IHG Global Green Engage project, our four InterContinental properties submit monthly water, energy, and waste reports, allowing us to monitor and set targets for reducing our usage of resources.


Our Maitai properties are engaged with the EarthCheck environmental benchmarking program, allowing us to track and reduce our impact. And, Maitai Bora Bora has reached the highest level of EarthCheck, achieving Platinum certification.

Organic Gardens

More than 60 beehives found across several of our properties produce more than one ton of organic honey annually. On-site organic gardens in several locations supply their produce to our hotel restaurants.

Green Team

Each of our properties has a staff ‘Green Team’ dedicated to developing new projects that improve our onsite sustainability efforts.

Sustainability reports

Sustainability and ESG Report 2022

Pacific Beachcomber continues its voluntary approach to transparency and accountability to its stakeholders with the release of its second Sustainability & ESG Report. This report provides a comprehensive overview of our social and environmental performance across our hotel operations.

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Sustainability and ESG Report 2019

Pacific Beachcomber believes in the business of sustainability and the purpose of these reports to describe the various concepts, actions, practices, and innovations which contribute to the sustainability of our business.

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