With slow drip coffee and four pools to choose from, the Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort has reopened after an extensive two-year FJD$73 million ($48 million) renovation, billing itself as the largest Fiji’s playground.
Located on Denarau Island, its general manager Neeraj Chadha said staff were eager to welcome returning vacationers to the 300-room property.
“The resort has always welcomed multiple generations who come here to celebrate their family occasions,” says Chadha, who believes that after COVID-19, guests want to stay longer and travel with more purpose in Fiji.
“Many of our employees remember guests and have a personal connection with them. We really appreciate that.”
Along with three new dining options, a two-hectare fruit and vegetable farm has been created to supply the five restaurants and five bars at the Marriott International Group property, formerly known as Sheraton Fiji Resort.
New dining options include the Tatavu Grill and Bar Restaurant, which features a vertical wood-fired grill used to cook most of the menu, and 28g, a new coffee experience with organic coffee beans and drip coffee. slow.
“28g will provide a coffee experience that Australians can compare to having in Melbourne or Sydney,” says Chadha.
It’s a bold claim, but one that also reflects the needs of the resort’s biggest clientele – Australians make up 80% of the hotel market.
Amenities include an 18-course championship golf course, synthetic and grass tennis courts, spa, gym, and beach; guests also have access to facilities at sister resort Sheraton Denarau Villas. Children are not left out with a renovated children’s area and for older children a virtual reality games room.
A pop-up “Koro” night market is also being launched on-site, which will feature local art, performances, crafts and live music to connect guests to the local community.
Although the renovations have improved the facilities considerably, Chadha believes that it is the staff that ultimately make the difference when it comes to the guest experience.
“We’ve worked extremely hard to ensure we have the best in class talent, as well as to ensure that the true Bula spirit remains.”