The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa announce multi-million dollar rejuvenation project
AccorHotels Pacific announce a major multi-million dollar refurbishment project is scheduled to commence in late November at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau Island Fiji, including expansion plans for the resort’s exclusive adults-only, Waitui Beach Club.
To enhance the overall guest experience, the rejuvenation project centres around increasing the footprint of the resort’s popular Waitui Beach Club, with the addition of 24 new beach cabanas, a welcoming arrivals area, a new beach side cocktail bar to capture Fiji’s famous sunsets, and an undercover dining space for up to 40 guests. Waitui Beach Club’s guestrooms and suites will also undergo an entire refresh as well as its restaurant space.
General Manager Vincent Macquet, expressed his excitement over the announcement of the resort’s rejuvenation project and is confident that the final transformation will not only enhance the overall guest experience but the hotel’s luxury appeal.
“We’re delighted to announce the highly anticipated rejuvenation of the resort, which already appeals to a loyal clientele and we are certain the transformation will attract a new market of discerning travellers looking for that next level of luxury, which is sure to draw more attention and visitation to Denarau Island.
“I’d like to reassure our guests with holidays planned over the festive season, that works will completely halt between 22 December and 13 January for the Christmas/New Year peak period, to ensure our guests enjoy a relaxing break with no disturbance,” concluded Vincent.
Art series hotels announces new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane, Mar-2019
Art Series Hotels officially announced it will open its eighth property at Howard Smith Wharves, Brisbane in Mar-2019. This will be the first new property for the Art Series brand since joining the AccorHotels family.
AccorHotels Chief Operating Officer Pacific, Simon McGrath, said the new Brisbane property – the first Art Series Hotel to open since they acquired Mantra Group in May this year – would set a clear direction for Australia’s only art inspired hotel group.
“Art Series Hotels is celebrated for offering guests a unique art-inspired hotel experience like no other,” he said.
“The stunning new flagship hotel at Howard Smith Wharves is a strong sign of AccorHotels’ belief in the much-loved brand and will kick start our plans for future growth across Australia and New Zealand.”