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Moana Sands to Open New Resort in Rarotonga

Muri beach on Rarotonga will soon be home to the latest Moana Sands development. Moana Sands
Lagoon Resort is scheduled to open late 2017 with this newest addition a direct result of tourism
growth and the demand for quality mid-range accommodation in the Cook Islands.

Rarotonga, Cook Islands, May 23, 2017 --( Muri beach will soon be home to the latest Moana
Sands development, joining Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel and Moana Sands Beachfront Villas situated
in Titikaveka and Vaimaanga beaches respectively.

The addition of Moana Sands Lagoon Resort has resulted in the establishment Moana Sands Group,
which encompasses all three distinctively separate properties under one collective branding.

Moana Sands Group properties are part of the Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG) Partner Hotel
Program, a partnership allowing independent properties to work with PRHG to help maximize
profitability by tapping into PRHG's best-practice operating systems, sophisticated distribution
methodologies and leading management acumen.

Moana Sand Group's newest addition is the direct result of tourism growth and the demand for quality
mid-range accommodation in the Cook Islands.

Moana Sands Group properties will now provide travellers with an even larger range of accommodation
options including suites, studios, villas and apartments.

Moana Sands Lagoon Resort will feature 24 Deluxe Lagoon Studios, each tastefully decorated with a
modern Polynesian flare. The resort is also set to have its own onsite restaurant, bar and feature a large
swimming pool and lounging deck.

The construction of this third Moana Sands property is already well underway at its Southern Muri
location and on track for opening in late 2017.

The resorts architecture and design, by Swan Railley Architects Limited, aims to utilize as much local
talent, manpower and materials as possible during the development of the new property. Upon completion
Moana Sands Lagoon Resort is set to be placed at the top end of the 3 star market providing consumers
with quality mid-range accommodation.

Along with Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas; Moana Sands Lagoon Resort will also be under the
management of General Manager, Wayne Sheard who has commented that The timing for the opening
of the Resort is ideal for a soft launch leading into our 2018/19 season. The growth in our tourism
numbers has created a demand for superior mid-range hotel accommodation and we are working to fulfill

Managing Director and Owner, Iaveta Short, also commented on the development of Moana Sands

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Lagoon Resort saying; This is a family enterprise; we were one of the first to embrace the tourism
industry fifty years ago and are excited about the new Lagoon Resort. It will complement our existing
Beachfront Hotel & Villas and I am confident that our management team under Wayne Sheard would be
able to add that unique Island touch which has become a hallmark of the Moana Sands Group.

In anticipation of opening, Moana Sands Lagoon Resorts guests are expected to be able to pre-book
Deluxe Lagoon Studio accommodation at NZ$440 a night. Further updates and pre-booking information
to come at a later date.

About Pacific Resort Hotel Group: PRHG operate boutique resorts and hospitality facilities underpinned
by a focus on local culture, the environment, and unique architectural & 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 and has partnered with a fifth Cook Islands
property under its Partner Hotel Program.

About Moana Sands Group (Partner property): Your Piece of Paradise ...Two of Moana Sands Group
properties, Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel & Villas are located 5 minutes from one another and set on
Rarotonga's stunning southern coast. A third property, Moana Sands Lagoon resort is located in Muri
featuring magical lagoon views and modern facilities. This superior 3 star brand provides travellers with a
range of accommodation options including suites, studios, villas and apartments in the most unspoiled
setting for a tropical getaway.

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Pacific Resort Hotel Group - Cook Islands
Marcus Niszow - Chief Operating Officer
+682 20427
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