Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has announced that it will open Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows on 01 August, 2016.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean, the resort marks the Sheraton brand’s second property in Samoa, following last year’s debut of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort.
Under the ownership of the distinguished Grey family in Samoa, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows has completed a multi-million dollar renovation ahead of opening under the Sheraton flag, featuring extensive upgrades throughout the entire property.
“Known for its first mover advantage, Sheraton is once again leading the way in making an extraordinary destination like Samoa more accessible.” said Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President, Pacific, Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
“The addition of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows is a natural step following the successful opening of our first Sheraton resort on the island last year.
“We are honoured to be working alongside the Grey family, an established owner and esteemed family, and to be a part of the next chapter of this much-loved hotel,” he said.
Founded by Aggie Grey in 1933, the original hotel was established as a high profile club and gathering place for American servicemen stationed in Samoa during WWII.
Having completed a comprehensive top to bottom refresh, the property’s new design combines its colonial heritage and classic charm with contemporary updates and features to appeal to today’s modern traveller.
All 175 guest rooms, bungalows and suites are spacious and styled to complement the idyllic South Pacific setting, with contrasting dark wood furnishings against neutral tones.
Accommodations offer the Sheraton brand’s signature amenities and services, including a premium sleep experience, and guests staying in the hotel’s Club Rooms can enjoy upgraded in-room amenities and special access to the Sheraton Club Lounge.
“Starwood’s footprint in the Pacific continues to expand, and the Pacific region remains a key growth market and opportunity for us,” Hunt said.
“Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows is an important addition for the Sheraton brand, underscoring its aggressive expansion plans as part of Sheraton 2020 – the comprehensive 10-point plan designed to put Sheraton Hotels and Resorts back in the global spotlight.”
The hotel’s robust renovation features new, luxurious on-site facilities, including a swimming pool and lap pool, Sheraton fitness centre, Manaia Polynesian Spa, offering local and signature treatments, and 916 square metres of flexible meeting and conference space.
Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows also offers diverse dining options, such as Aggie Grey’s by Peter Kuruvita, combining flavours from across the world with an array of fresh produce available in Samoa.
The Sheraton brand’s signature restaurant Feast is located by the pool and offers all-day dinning with an indulgent spread of international fare, including buffet and a la carte options.
At the Lobby Bar, guests can enjoy a mix of artisanal small plates and eclectic bar snacks, served alongside suggested premium wines and selected craft beers from the Sheraton brand’s new Paired menu. For casual dining, The Tea Lounge offers coffee, light snacks and fresh-baked treats from the gourmet deli.