The Brando to Join National Geographic Society’s Unique Lodges of the World

World mapThe Brando, a boutique hotel situated on the private atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, has recently been named a founding member of National Geographic Society’s “Unique Lodges of the World.”

The 24 properties that comprise the collection were selected according to the following criteria:

•    The Property — The design and character are unique and authentic and the property provides guests with a true sense of place by celebrating the surrounding landscape and cultural heritage.

•    Guest Experience and Quality of Service — Guests are offered top-quality service and exceptional and inspiring experiences — from activities that enable them to engage with local people to wildlife encounters with seasoned naturalists.

•    Sustainable Tourism Best Practices — The property demonstrates a commitment to conservation and green operations; it actively supports the protection of cultural heritage; and it provides tangible benefits to local communities. 

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World charter members include:

·    Fogo Island Inn, Canada
·    Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
·    Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Peru
·    Kapari Natural Resort, Greece
·    Kasbah du Toubkal, Morocco
·    Lapa Rios Eco Lodge, Costa Rica
·    Lizard Island, Australia
·    Longitude 131°, Australia
·    Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
·    Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, Canada
·    Pacuare Lodge, Costa Rica
·    Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica
·    Rubondo Island Camp, Tanzania
·    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, South Africa
·    Sayari Camp, Tanzania
·    Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia
·    Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Malaysian Borneo
·    The Brando, French Polynesia
·    The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana, United States
·    Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia
·    Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, Chile
·    Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Chile
·    Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
·    Zhiwa Ling Hotel, Bhutan