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Naviti Resort To Undertake Big Renovation Works Early Next Year

Naviti Resort To Undertake Big Renovation Works Early Next Year
The Naviti Resort rooms overlooking the swimming pool.
December 01
09:29 2014

The Naviti Resort on the Coral Coast is all set to undertake a major $15 million infrastructure development investment early next year.

The investment plan comes in light of what has been described as the resort gaining popularity over the years as well as the growing tourism market in Fiji.

The need also came as a result of the resort losing four of its food outlets which were razed in a fire in November 2012.

Resort general manager, John Duxbury, said they are expecting very exciting times ahead.

“We are six weeks away from extending the Bamboo Terrace Chinese Restaurant facility with new staff facilities and extension of the two kitchens,” he said.

“This will also see a brand new bakery incorporated with a coffee shop where our guests can sit back and relax.”

Straight after the extension, the resort will start with the construction of a micro brewery which will even be a spot for the locals to hang out at.

The resort will brew beer locally which will be called the Naviti Beer.

Central Facility

But the developments won’t stop here.

Mr Duxbury said the exciting times will begin when the rebuilding project for the central facility starts in April 2015.

“We have a new design to replace the central facility lost two years ago in fire,” he said.

“It is a totally new concept with a large spa, a swimming pool and more modern facilities while keeping that Fijian heritage.

“We looking to start this in April, 2015 and it will take approximately 12 to 15 months for completion.”

In terms of disruptions to the guests, Mr Duxbury said: “The way the building has been designed and the way new building concepts are, there will be very little disruptions to our guests.”

New look lobby

Further to this, the resort will undergo a new look makeover to their existing lobby which Mr Duxbury says has surpassed its functionality age.

“The lobby will be redesigned both in furnishing and creating a bigger lobby to provide ease of mind to guests,” he said.

“If we are going to invest heavily on the central facility, then we want to do the external preferential right and doing the lobby is one of them.

“We have also got the approval for refurbishment programme to compliment the new facility in terms of furniture, painting, equipment and amenities at the resort.”

This will also see the installation of Wi-Fi hotspots in all the 220 rooms.

“All our energy is focused to get the facilities right for our guests and they are the core element of our business,” Mr Duxbury said.

The resort had been taking feedback from their guests on what they would like to see in the new-look Naviti Resort.

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