11 years after his victory in Top Chef, there seems to be no stopping Jean Imbert. The celebrity chef and friend of the media is now in charge of the culinary areas of a brand new hotel: The Brando in French Polynesia.
After conquering the kitchens of the Plaza Athénée, Monsieur Dior, Cheval Blanc St Barth, Martinez in Cannes and Simplon-Venice-Orient-Express, Jean Imbert has now set down his knives 17,000 km from France. Discover The Brando’s recently opened restaurants.
The splendid hotel The Brando
The location is heavenly. The chef has settled on the private atoll of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, 50 km north of the island of Tahiti. This is the home of the renowned Hotel The Brando, adored by the stars, the financial elite and powerful personalities, and chosen by the public in search of a dream trip.
It was Marlon Brando who fell in love with the atoll during the filming of Mutiny on the Bounty, as well as his acting partner Tarita, who was to become his life partner. The American actor settled on the atoll alone in 1966, with the Polynesian government, for a 99-year lease and 200,000 dollars. For two decades, the island stood as a refuge for Marlon Brando. He began to dream of creating a nature hotel there.
But this idyllic establishment was not unveiled until just over ten years ago, almost a decade after the star’s death. The establishment comprises 35 villas and a residence, all facing the blue Pacific Ocean and enveloped by lush vegetation, private pools, a spa, boutiques and three culinary areas.
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