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Work On Big $500m Lomolomo Project Soon: Chen

The project, which was announced in 2015, will be called the Golden Bay International Resort and Spa and is a combination of ho­tel, apartments and villas.
03 Mar 2019 14:17
Work On Big $500m Lomolomo Project Soon: Chen
An artist’s impression of the planned Golden Bay International Resort and Spa on Lomolomo Beach. Photo: Chen Yu Ting

It’s being billed as the biggest single ho­tel/resort investment in the South Pa­cific. It’s now finally near launching of construction at Lomolomo beach between Nadi and Lautoka.

The project, which was announced in 2015, will be called the Golden Bay International Resort and Spa and is a combination of ho­tel, apartments and villas.

This will see 1184 rooms be available once the project is completed.

This was confirmed by Chen Yu Ting, Marketing Specialist for New Era Develop­ment Limited, the investment company be­hind the project.

Ms Chen made a presentation last week during a special forum of the Nadi Cham­ber of Commerce and Industries at the Cap­ricorn Hotel in Nadi.

“This will be the hotel project and we are proud to build this in Fiji,” she said.

The project, is expected to get off the ground in a couple of months as some paper work was still to be done including approvals from Government on certain is­sues.

“We have out people working with Gov­ernment on the project,” she said.

Ms Chen said the project was expected to be completed by 2022 and would cover about 1.3 kilometres of Lomolomo Beach.

The area has long been a picnic spot for people residing from Nadi to Ba.

“We hope to have half of the workforce from China and half locals once the hotel is completed.”

The hotel building will be a five star at­traction and will occupy from the fifth floor to the 11th floor.

The first to fourth floors would be reserved for commercial including a spa, cafeterias, restaurants, duty free outlets and large con­ference rooms.

“We will also have an infinity swimming pool which will actually be done on the fifth floor.

“The entire project will sit on 30 acres.”

Each room in the villas and apartments will include bedrooms rooms and two liv­ing rooms.

Each bedroom will have its own bathroom facilities while there would be an open kitchen, over-sized balcony and private gardens.

Ms Chen said she could not say right how big would be the work­force at the new resort.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held in May 2015.

There the total $500million invest­ment was announced with half the investment being met by the com­pany and half by the province of Guangdong in China.

New Era Development Limited engages in tourism and real estate developments and was registered in Fiji in 2014.

Present at the earlier announce­ment meeting at the Lautoka City Council with CEO Jone Nakau­vadra were the company’s chair­man Deng Peng and Chinese del­egates.

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