Tuesday June 10th, 2014 - 9:46AM
SYDNEY—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has opened Sheraton Resort & 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 $18.5-million renovation and conversion project prior to raising the Sheraton flag.
This 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 & Spa.
Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji is situated on a 35-acre beachfront property in the southwestern corner of Tokoriki Island, the northernmost island within Fiji’s Mamanuca group. Guests can reach the island via a 12-minute helicopter flight from Nadi or a one-hour boat ride.
The resort offers 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 Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, high-speed Internet and 40-in. flat-screen televisions.
The refurbished lobby features the signature Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft. 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 spa with four treatment rooms. In addition, Peter Kuruvita, award-winning chef and restaurateur, brings his signature brand, Flying Fish, to Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji. Meeting space includes state-of-the-art conference, business and meeting facilities.
According to the company, the resort has already created around 110 jobs on Tokoriki Island, 51 of which are for members of the local community.