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Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay Opens End Of March

The country’s latest leading tourist destination, the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, will officially open on March 31. This was announced yesterday by the owners of the property, Fiji National
21 Jan 2017 12:00
Fiji Marriott  Resort Momi Bay Opens End Of March
The 250-room resort is expected to generate some 400 jobs. Photo: Fiji National Provident Fund

The country’s latest leading tourist destination, the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, will officially open on March 31.

This was announced yesterday by the owners of the property, Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF).

FNPF chairman, Ajith Kodagoda, said the project was a critical part of the Fund’s investment rehabilitation and reform programme in order to recover members’ funds.  Mr Kodagoda added that this was a major milestone for the Momi redevelopment project.

Subject to the final review of the cost consultant, FNPF estimated savings of around $10m on the project.

“The FNPF is pleased to announce the successful completion of construction works at the new 250-room Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay,” Mr Kodagoda said.

The construction works were undertaken by Fletcher Building Fiji, which had commenced work on the site on December 19, 2014.

Under an adjusted programme, impacted by Tropical Cyclone Winston, works were completed yesterday.

The hotel will be managed by Marriott International, Inc, which has already begun their programmes of recruitment, training, testing and pre-opening.

The resort is expected to generate some 400 new employments and attract major opportunities for Fiji.

The successful completion of the resort has been attributed to a strong partnership established between FNPF and Fletcher Building Fiji, a fully-owned subsidiary of Fletcher Pacific. This was with a shared vision to complete the Momi property befitting Marriott Hotels original and iconic brand within the Marriott International portfolio of hotels.

Mr Kodagoda said: “We are pleased to have been associated with Fletcher Building Fiji on this project amidst challenges on construction materials and quality and shortage of tradesmen with boom in construction and thriving economic activity over the past two years.

“The unwavering commitment of both parties and their representatives on the project is highly commendable and the property has received quite a positive feedback from the Marriott leadership team.”

The FNPF wishes to advise members of the public to take advantage of the special opening packages that Marriott will offer.

 

Edited by Maraia Vula

Feedback: charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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