DENARAU ISLAND, FIJI—InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Fiji-based property development company Avoser Ltd. to open the first Holiday Inn Resort in Fiji. The 173-room resort will open in 2018.
Located adjacent to the entrance to Denarau Island, Holiday Inn Resort Denarau is near Port Denarau marina—gateway to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups—and Nadi Town. The resort will also be a short 10-minute drive from the international Airport via a new expressway, which is due to open next year. Holiday Inn Resort Denarau Island will be the company’s third property in Fiji, joining Holiday Inn Suva and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.
The resort will feature 152 rooms and suites and 21 specially designed KidSuites and Family Suites, as well as the three outdoor resort pools, a day spa and a nightclub.
“We are always looking for the right opportunities to expand our presence and are delighted to be working with Avoser Ltd.—who are not only familiar with the geography but also very experienced property developers—to develop Holiday Inn Resort Denarau Island in yet another key island destination in Fiji,” said Karin Sheppard, COO, Australasia, Japan, Korea & Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) franchising, IHG. “The hotel is set to be a great example of a Holiday Inn resort, and we’re confident it will be a popular choice amongst our guests when it opens in 2018.”
Ananth Reddy, director, Avoser Ltd., said, “Denarau Island is one of Fiji’s most renowned international resort destinations, and we are seeing increasing visitor arrivals to the island every year. Fiji has also seen some of its highest occupancy rates in recent years, and there are huge opportunities for growth in rooms supply to cater to the tourism growth. As one of the world’s most recognized brands, we believe Holiday Inn is the right one to bring to Denarau Island, and we‘re very pleased to be working with IHG to develop what will be a fantastic family resort.”