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Renovated Lodge Inspired By Change

Kiran Palace Motel and Backpackers managing director Ben Krishna is hoping for major changes after investing on his  $1.2 million property. The motel, formerly known as Hotel Martintar in Nadi,
08 Mar 2015 10:03
Renovated Lodge Inspired By Change
The staff and management of Kiran Palace Motel and Backpackers with the Tui Nadi, Ratu Sailosi Dawai. Photo: SHEETAL PRASAD

Kiran Palace Motel and Backpackers managing director Ben Krishna is hoping for major changes after investing on his  $1.2 million property.

The motel, formerly known as Hotel Martintar in Nadi, has been  acquired by Mr Krishna.

“Last two weeks we bought the property which I had come across several times,” Mr Krishna said.

“It has been a site that I noticed that needed some improvements.

“I approached the previous owner about the hotel and he agreed to sell it for a reasonable price.”

Mr Krishna has done some renovation. He hopes to increase the occupancy level once the project is completed.

“It’s not the money that I am concerned about, our main focus is to ensure that our customers are given the best service and more so in a professional manner.

“We intend to have a restaurant with a bar and 30 more rooms. By next year, this place will be fully upgraded,” he said.

The hotel has 12 rooms operating. Mr Krishna will be changing the name of the hotel later in the  year.

“I have been to some parts of the world and stayed at hotels with top services, but there is always something unique about Fiji that they don’t have.

“There is the weather and the friendly people. Whether the person is a tourist or a local, everyone easily communicates with each other with their friendly smile,” Mr Krishna said.

Feedback: varanisese.nasilasila@fijisun.com.fj

 



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