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Fiji Marriott Hailed A ‘Sucess Story’ At First Birthday Celebrations

Fiji Marriott Hailed A ‘Sucess Story’ At First Birthday Celebrations
From left: Marriott multi-property vice president for Fiji and Samoa Neeraj Chadha, FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay general manager Silvano Dressino, Nadroga high chief Ratu Kini Vosailagi and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the resort’s first birthday celebration on April 14, 2018. Photo: Office of the Attorney-General
April 15
11:59 2018

The Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay in Nadi has been de­scribed as a success story by its owners, the Fiji National Provi­dent Fund (FNPF).

FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi, while speaking at the re­sort’s first birthday celebrations yesterday, said they had to wait years and overcome a lot of hurdles before it could open.

The birthday celebration was at­tended by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Nadroga high chief Ratu Kini Vosailagi and in­vited and resort guests.

Mr Koroi said the board and mem­bers of the fund congratulated the resort for its success.

“You have broken all records in hotel openings, and paid the own­ers profits in the first year of opera­tions.”

He said the resort had exceeded its budget operations.

“The success of the resort means a lot to the fund and its members,” Mr Koroi added.

The resort’s General Manager Sil­vano Dressino said the New York Times had placed the resort at number 24 out of 52 places to visit around the world.

The popular Bachelorette televi­sion programme also conducted its final shooting at the resort last year featuring the winner Sophie Monk.

The popular show highlighted Marriott’s beauty and atrracted a large number of couples to have their weddings here.

Mr Dressino paid tribute to the Fijian people for their service and hospitality which he said was a ma­jor part of the success of the resort during its first year.

The world’s latest overwater re­sort is less than an hour from Fiji’s main airport.

All 250 rooms have a water view and the resort also boasts two swimming pools, a chain of restau­rants, bakeries, spas and private white sandy beaches.

All rooms have iPod docks, sitting areas, and cable TV.

In-room dining includes amenities like fridges and round-the-clock room service.

charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

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