Accor has announced it will grow its Fijian hotel network with the addition of a new-build, multi-million dollar upscale address, the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa, scheduled to open in 2016
The project is being developed by the Gokal Group of Companies, one of Fiji’s most successful home-grown corporations and a household name in electronics and appliances in the South Pacific.
The resort will be Gokal Group’s first upscale hotel development in Fiji and venture with Accor.
“Accor is proud to be working in partnership with the Gokal Group of Companies on this exciting new development, and we are confident it will stimulate travel and contribute strongly to the tourism growth in the Nadi Bay region,” said Garth Simmons, Senior Vice President Operations Accor New Zealand & Fiji.
“In recent times we have recognised a sweet spot in the upscale market in Fiji, ideal for the Pullman brand which bridges the needs for business and leisure guests.
“We congratulate Gokal Group on their initiative and vision to invest in this great development, and believe it will contribute to the true potential of this region being realised in coming years via significant employment, tourism and revenue growth,” he said.
The Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa will be Accor’s 5th address in Fiji, complementing its existing hotel portfolio incorporating the Mercure Nadi, Novotel Nadi, Novotel Suva Lami Bay, and the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island.
“We are excited to officially announce our first upscale tourism development project with the development of the Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa,” said Gokal Group General Manager Vikesh Gokal.
“Gokal Group is pleased to be working with Accor, and we look forward to embracing their global network to benefit from the international brand recognition Pullman represents, and the group’s dynamic distribution, digital and loyalty programs that extend across the globe.”
Currently under construction, the new Pullman project represents a strategic opportunity to drive the future economic growth of Fiji, and will employ 300 staff once completed and operational.
Located beachfront on Nadi Bay, the resort will offer guests a premier location just two kilometres drive from the Nadi International Airport. The finished resort is expected to open with 234 rooms and suites, and offer guests an extensive range of facilities including six restaurants and bars, two swimming pools and a day spa.
Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa will also feature four meetings rooms, with capacity for up to 400 guests, theatre-style.
2015 is Accor’s 12th year of operation in the Fiji Islands. The group has built enduring and successful hotel partnerships over this time with some of Fiji’s biggest businesses – including Fiji Airways, BSP and the Tappoo Group.
Giving back to the community is an important pillar within Accor and since hosting its first bi-annual Race to Survive to Cure Kids event in 2006, staff and supporters have raised more than FJ$1.5 million for the Cure Kids Fiji charity and local beneficiaries.
Committed to showcasing Fiji to the world, Accor is also a proud member of Team Fiji, employing over 1000 people in Fiji and hosting nearly 400,000 guests, both international and local, at its Fijian hotels on an annual basis.