Major Renovations For Holiday Inn Suva Begins

The FNPF Hotel Resorts Limited has embarked on a significant renovation of its Holiday Inn Suva. The Holiday Inn was acquired by the FHRL (a subsidiary company of the Fiji National Provident Fund) in 2005. The hotel is managed by the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) under its Holiday Inn brand.

Holiday Inn Suva is set to have a modern makeover with a significant refurbishment of the historic property. The work which commenced yesterday is set to be completed by July 2016. It will give the hotel a completely revitalised look with planned refurbishment of the hotel’s guest rooms, public areas, and façade, food and beverage outlets.

The project will be undertaken by Pacific Building Solutions (PBS) which the FNPF said was selected after a robust public tender process.


The refurbishment
As part of the refurbishment, all room furnishings will be upgraded to create a light and contemporary feel with a high quality finish, promising to provide guests with a fresh and comfortable stay. The en-suite upgrade for the rooms is expected to guarantee a heightened guest room experience.

The new look hotel will also provide patrons with a fresh new pool deck, enabling guests to relax in their home away from home and enjoy the sunset over the Suva Harbour.
FNPF chief investment officer, Jaoji Koroi, said: “This project is part of the on-going rehabilitation process undertaken by the Fund to improve the value of its investments.

“Recent examples of such rehabilitation includes the Grand Pacific Hotel, the Momi Bay project, demolition and re-development of the Greig Street project, and the re-development of the Nadi property,” he said. The renovation of the Holiday Inn is also part of the upgrading of the foreshore precinct, which included the restoration of the Grand Pacific Hotel to its current status. “This will be the first significant renovation for the Hotel since acquisition in 2005, which will improve the product offering and increase the value of the investment to the FNPF members,” Mr Koroi said.


The stages
The renovation will be carried out in stages, one wing at a time, commencing with the North Wing, with the Hotel remaining fully operational during this period.
Hotel guests will experience minimal disruption during the renovation period, as work will take place Monday to Saturday between the hours of 9:00am and 5.00pm.
Holiday Inn Suva general manager; Preston Miskelly, said: “The Holiday Inn brand is renowned for making guests feel comfortable by providing a familiar, modern and fresh experience.
“Holiday Inn Suva has been part of Suva’s business community since March, 2001 and we are excited we have the privilege of unveiling these new products for our loyal guests.
“Since Holiday Inn’s arrival in Suva’s hotel market, we have been renowned for our great service, friendly staff and delivering the ‘home away from home’ experience for our corporate travellers.
“We are looking forward to being able to debut the first set of rooms with our fresh new look later this year which will help to cement Holiday Inn Suva as the preferred choice for locals and visitors to Suva for many more years to come.”

Fiji Sun, August 04, 2015

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