Starwood has expanded its resorts portfolio with the opening of Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji.
Owned by local Fijian proprietary company, Ritam Investments Ltd, part of the P Meghji Group, the previously independent resort underwent an extensive FJD$18.5 million renovation and conversion project prior to raising the Sheraton flag.
The debut of Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, marks the Sheraton brand’s eighth property in the Pacific region and Starwood’s fourth operating property in Fiji, joining Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa.
“Sheraton continues to grow at a phenomenal pace by leveraging its first-mover advantage,” said Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ Regional Vice President – Pacific, Sean Hunt.
“The opening of Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, not only adds another world-class property to the rapidly expanding Sheraton resorts portfolio, but also strengthens Starwood’s position in the Pacific,.
“The only internationally branded hotel in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji, Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, will serve as a gathering place for both business and leisure travelers, where they can enjoy all of the brand’s signature amenities and services in an idyllic, beachfront location.”
Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, is situated on a 35-acre beachfront property in the south-western corner of Tokoriki Island, the northernmost island within Fiji’s idyllic Mamanuca group.
“We are delighted to embark on this new chapter with a leading and internationally recognized hotel company, Starwood Hotels and Resorts,” said Ritam Investments’ Director, Romit Meghji.
“The Prime Minister, Rear Admiral Vorege Bainarama’s government has implemented generous investment incentives to encourage investment in the local economy.
“We are confident in the long-term security and growth of the Fijian market and trust that we will reap the rewards of this positive investment climate.
“We believe that our new venture will be a great success and a significant boost for the local economy. We have already created around 110 jobs on Tokoriki Island, 51 of which are for members of the local community.”
Sheraton Resort and Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji, will feature a total of 101 guestrooms and suites, including 30 Tokoriki Retreats with private plunge pools. Additionally, the resort will offer 14 Beachfront Rooms, 14 Ocean Breeze Rooms, 18 Ocean View Rooms, seven Family Suites and 18 Island Breeze rooms. All guestrooms have been fully renovated and outfitted with the brand’s renowned Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, high-speed internet and 40-inch flat panel televisions.
The refurbished lobby features the signature ‘Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft’ – a relaxed space with complimentary wireless broadband where guests can socialize and connect with friends, both old and new. On-site recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, kids club, two boutiques, a theater accommodating up to 50 guests, and a contemporary spa with four serene treatment rooms and a wide range of relaxation packages.
Award-winning chef and restaurateur, Peter Kuruvita brings his signature brand, Flying Fish, to Sheraton Resort and Spa Tokoriki Island, Fiji. Head Chef Kim Brennan has leveraged his culinary expertise to create an enticing menu of fresh, sumptuous Fijian seafood enhanced by fresh, local produce.
The Flying Fish Tokoriki will appeal to both guests and locals with its inviting ambiance and breathtaking views of the South Pacific.