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280 Staff At Transformed $77,000,000 Sheraton Fiji

About 280 staff are now employed at the newly-transformed $77 million Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort on Denarau Island. Multi Property Vice President Fiji & Samoa, Marriott International and General Manager of Westin & Sheraton Resorts, Fiji Complex Neeraj Chadha revealed this during the resort re-opening yesterday.
17 Mar 2022 12:00
280 Staff At Transformed $77,000,000 Sheraton Fiji
Sheraton Fiji Resort and Sheraton Denarau Villas at Marriott International complex hotel manager Sudhir Yadav (front row, blue shirt, middle) with guests and staff during the reopening of Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort on March 16, 2022. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

About 280 staff are now employed at the newly-transformed $77 million Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort on Denarau Island.

Multi Property Vice President Fiji & Samoa, Marriott International and General Manager of Westin & Sheraton Resorts, Fiji Complex Neeraj Chadha revealed this during the resort re-opening yesterday.

“They (staff) are all very young, enthusiastic and some very experienced people who joined us,” Mr Chadha said of the integrated five-star resort.”

 

“They’ve gone through fabulous training to make sure that, together with the Bula spirit, they will deliver a fabulous guest experience.”

The journey had been a tough one given the COVID-19 pandemic but was confident of the future with the support from owner, the Fiji National Provident Fund.

“We now have a fabulous product, both for our guests and for our associates,” he said.

“And our intention is up to deliver the best in class service for all guest that come in here and create some fabulous memories.”

 

Bookings
Mr Chadha said the booking was looking very good, especially from April onwards.

“There is great interest from Australia and New Zealand and also the United States.”

So we expect to have a very busy second quarter,” he said.

 

Transformation
The resort embraces a new layered design, balancing a sense of timelessness with a fresh and modern feel.

Offering 300 rooms that all feature a modern, sophisticated and premium interior design, guests have a choice of oceanfront or garden views and private balconies or patios.

In the newly-refurbished rooms and suites, guests are welcomed into a bright, well-lit space with warm, residential appeal, comprised of soft finishes and dark wood tones.

 

The rooms boast either an ocean or garden view with private balconies or patios to enable guests to stay rejuvenated.

 

Guest Experience
Guest, Matthew Gulino, an IT manager from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, was surprised to find out that he was among the first guest at the property.

“It is exciting. Just the reception, was fantastic,” said Mr Gulino, who is also a Marriott Bonvoy member.”

“I was at this hotel 10 years ago and it’s great to see the changes.”

 

“It’s beautiful.”

“The hospitality here is outstanding.”

“The people are incredible.”

“I just wanted to witness the entire staff here all singing in harmony.”

“I’m happy to see them back at work and excited about their jobs.”

 

Staff Testimony
Assistant Food and Beverage (F&B) manager, Elenoa Green, who joined the property after she lost her previous job because of the pandemic, was glad to be part of the preopening team.

“I was very lucky and very fortunate to be selected to be given the opportunity to share it in the industry.”

“After having to stay home for two years and focused on the family as well,” the mother of one said.

 

“Given my experience I am very happy to be sharing my knowledge not only with the existing associates (staff) but also with the current staff.”

The property is said to be Fiji’s largest for locals and travellers to enjoy meaningful connections with authentic food and beverage choices.

 

Restaurant and Bars
Tatavu Grill and Bar Restaurant offers a dining experience that is unique with views of the stunning ocean, feet in the sand, sunshine and great food out of the unique wood fire grill as well as a stunning cocktail bar.

The Island 619 is a restaurant with live kitchens, which means there is variety of choices, with a tremendous 75-metre vertical buffet, more than 200 dishes from seafood meat, vegetarian choices, salads, desserts, and an array of cheese choices.

 

“So people will be spoiled for choice and authenticity,” Mr Chadha.

At 28g, tropical coffee is available with expertise in a layered café experience aimed at facilitating social connection in true Bula Spirit with high tea and cold drip tasting sessions in the day and espresso martinis after dark.

 

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