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Holiday Inn Suva Undergoes Historic Upgrade

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts

9 March, 2004


Holiday Inn Suva - a Fijian tourism landmark - is about to emerge from the biggest refurbishment in its history.

Over the past three months the property has been undergoing an NZ$3.6 million facelift of public areas and guest rooms which is due to be completed early next month.

Part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, Holiday Inn Suva enjoys a strong corporate following and is the preferred choice for embassy and business visitors to the Fijian capital.

InterContinental Hotel Group's sales and marketing director for New Zealand and the South Pacific Andrew Loader described the renovation as "cementing the hotel's position as the lead property in Suva for corporate and government business".

He added; "The new-look Holiday Inn Suva will offer contemporary style facilities for the wide range of business meeting and social events that take place at the hotel together with improved comfort for guests from Australia and New Zealand who make up the bulk of the property's corporate client base."

"Holiday Inn, the world's most recognized mid-market hotel brand is known as the place where travellers can relax and be themselves. This extensive upgrade of Holiday Inn Suva further supports this market position."

The most extensive renovation since the hotel opened in the 1960's, the project involves upgrading 75 rooms with new bathrooms, lighter and brighter interior furnishings and new furniture. Reflecting the hotel's strong corporate base, work areas in the guest rooms will include an improved work desk and ergonomic chair plus new telecommunications points.

The hotel's lively Tapa Bar will also be refurbished together with the two major function rooms which regularly host

the major business events in the islands' capital.

Both the guests rooms and public area design schemes feature a striking natural colour palette with many of the furnishings made locally from Fijian mahogany milled from forests planted by the British over 50 years ago.

The remaining 55 guest rooms, which were extensively renovated a few years ago, will also be fitted out with new carpet and curtains.

Outside, the pool and outdoor area will be redeveloped with new tiling and sandstone coping to the pool and stairs. New lighting, furniture and umbrellas will complete the makeover of this area.

To enhance the arrival experience, the hotel entrance will be retiled and new lighting installed while outside, the exterior of the property will be repainted in a new colour scheme featuring warm sand and charcoal tones.

Located on the Suva waterfront, the 130-room Holiday Inn Suva is just a short walk to the capital's business district and major shopping areas.


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