IHG Hotels & Resorts will see its flagship Crowne Plaza brand enter Fiji, following the signing of an agreement with Wailoaloa Hotel Pte Ltd.
Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort & Spa will open in late 2023 , growing IHG’s foothold in Fiji to five hotels and rounding out its geographical presence on the island.
The property will convert from the Pullman Nadi Bay this year. Following the change of flag, it will undergo a multimillion-dollar refurbishment and extension.
The revitalization will include refreshing the property’s 324 rooms. It will also include the opening of a new day spa with six double treatment rooms. In addition, the hotel will be home to a new 600-seat convention center, a complement to its existing conference space.
Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay will feature seven dining outlets, including a lobby bar, a whisky bar, an all-day dining restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a Beach Club and a Nightclub. The restaurant and bar concepts have been crafted in collaboration with Blue Salt, a food and beverage consultancy whose latest project includes the Regent Phu Quoc in Vietnam.
Matt Tripolone, managing director – Australasia & Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts Australasia and Pacific, said the group was overjoyed with this significant announcement, and particularly proud to be delivering a true lifestyle hotel offering to the island of Fiji.
“Fiji holds a very special place in the hearts and minds of travellers from around the world, and we’re thrilled to be expanding our presence in Fiji and to be adding our globally recognized Crowne Plaza brand to the island. We’re honored to be working with Jay Singh and his team to be able to bring their vision of creating a world-class dining, leisure and business precinct to life, is incredibly exciting, and we know the Crowne Plaza brand will do an exceptional job of delivering heartfelt Fijian hospitality.
Jay Singh, CEO of Wailoaloa Hotel Pte Ltd, said, “We are excited to work with IHG to bring the Crowne Plaza brand to Fiji, and are passionate about creating a brand-new destination for travelers to Nadi, with a thriving food, beverage, spa, conferencing and lifestyle precinct along this special stretch of beachfront in Nadi. We are proud to be contributing to the growth of the tourism industry in Fiji, providing visitors with a world-class experience that will further enhance Fiji’s reputation as a premier tourist destination. We look forward to welcoming guests to this beautiful property.