CONFIRMED: Sofitel Fiji upgrade to see Waitui Beach Club expanded

As flagged by LATTE this month...

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AccorHotels Pacific today confirmed a major multi-million dollar refurbishment project is scheduled to commence in late November at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau Island Fiji, including expansion plans for the resort’s exclusive adults-only, Waitui Beach Club. The project was foreshadowed by LATTE earlier this month.

“To enhance the overall guest experience, the rejuvenation project centres around increasing the footprint of the resort’s popular Waitui Beach Club, with the addition of 24 new beach cabanas, a welcoming arrivals area, a new beachside cocktail bar to capture Fiji’s famous sunsets, and an undercover dining space for up to 40 guests. Waitui Beach Club’s guestrooms and suites will also undergo an entire refresh as well as its restaurant space,” AccorHotels Pacific said.

Upgrade elements now confirmed

  • In addition, a new offering for children will see the development of an “Adolescent Zone” and a Waitui Beach Club for Kids.
  • Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa will also embark on an upgrade of its Luxury guestrooms between April and June next year, whilst upgrades to Superior and Family guestrooms will follow in the second half of the year.
  • All five restaurants and four bar outlets with new and exciting concepts, soon to be announced. Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa’s main restaurant Lagoon will undergo a revamp to a fully interactive experience for both breakfast and dinner.
  • The resort’s beach restaurant, Salt, will be transformed with a Mediterranean-inspired feel and a new beach bar, to be called Rum Shak, which will serve over 150 varieties of rums and Fijian tapas.
  • Denarau Island’s first night club will be a key feature of the resort’s transformation, with Breeze Bar set to evolve from a cocktail bar to a late night venue with a DJ playing between 9:30pm and 1am.
  • Major enhancements are also earmarked for the resort’s entrance, lobby, gym, Fiji Airways desk and ticketing counter, conferencing rooms and ballroom, and the addition of a new yoga deck.

General Manager, Vincent Macquet, expressed his excitement over the announcement of the resort’s rejuvenation project and is confident that the final transformation will not only enhance the overall guest experience but the hotel’s luxury appeal.

“We’re delighted to announce the highly anticipated rejuvenation of the resort, which already appeals to a loyal clientele and we are certain the transformation will attract a new market of discerning travellers looking for that next level of luxury, which is sure to draw more attention and visitation to Denarau Island.

“I’d like to reassure our guests with holidays planned over the festive season that works will completely halt between 22 December and 13 January for the Christmas/New Year peak period, to ensure our guests enjoy a relaxing break with no disturbance,” concluded Vincent.

The development will see the closure of Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa’s chapel, with couples that were booked at the venue offered to relocate their ceremony to with the Sunset Wedding Bure, North West Lawn or Spa Garden, all onsite, or to the chapel at the soon-to-open Pullman Nadi Bay for weddings from 1 February 2019 onwards.

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