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Let’s Go Local: Locally Owned The Palms Denarau Supports Locals

Last weekend, occupancy at The Palms was around 70 per cent with previous weekends also recording good occupancy.
06 Jun 2020 14:38
Let’s Go Local: Locally Owned The Palms Denarau Supports Locals
A bedroom at The Palms Denarau.

The Palms Denarau is open for business and locals have been making use of its special rates.

Last weekend, occupancy at The Palms was around 70 per cent with previous weekends also recording good occupancy.

“The Palms is locally owned hotel and is still open for local residents,” general manager Ogina Lata said.

“The impact of COVID-19 really collapsed the Industry but we did not lose hope.

“A few of our rooms were occupied from the beginning with some expatriates who were stuck at some of the island resorts checking in before catching connecting flights out of Fiji,” Ms Lata said.

“We had a few guests from Europe who left two weeks ago on a repatriation flight.

“For the last two weeks we had local support and our occupancy went to 70 per cent.”

Ms Lata said The Palms had always looked after locals.

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“We actually used to run a lot of specials form time to time to accommodate them.

“I am very thankful that our locals are supporting the locals.”

She said the apartments were well kept and were modern, clean and spacious.

“Great value for money and our staffs provide the best service to make our guests stay a memorable one.

“Our Cafeo Restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch at a very reasonable price.

“Our guests have lot of options as all the restaurants at the port is offering very good discounts on food and beverage.”

Ms Lata said the only issues was guests could not use the swimming pool which is part of the restrictions in place.

“A lot of people do not travel because they can’t use the pool.

“I hope government will look into this and allow only the house guest with restriction to use the pool then this will help us to survive,” she said.

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