Anticipation is building as Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific prepares to officially unveil its highly anticipated, multi-million dollar, phase three, refurbishment and expansion project at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, Fiji.
The AUD$30 million (FJD$50 million) project undertaken by Fijian construction company, Pacific Building Solutions, is now in its final stages, with official opening celebrations planned for October 21.
Special guests will include Fijian Prime Minister, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama; Wyndham Vacation Ownership president and CEO, Franz Hanning, and Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific managing director and CEO, Barry Robinson.
The extensive 22-month long expansion project is one of the biggest tourism developments to be undertaken in Fiji in recent years and is the largest development ever to be carried out by Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific’s property development team.
The project includes the construction of 63 new apartments, which will deliver a whole new level of accommodation to guests. In addition to 138 existing apartments, the resort will soon feature one and two-bedroom deluxe apartments, spacious three-bedroom grand suites and well-appointed three and four-bedroom oceanfront presidential suites, with private plunge pools and entertainment decks.
A major expansion highlight was the addition of the Karma Maravu Bar, at a new adults’ retreat pool, and upgrades to the resort’s main oceanfront swimming pool. Other features include a new reception area, boardwalks and the Mamacita Mexican Bar and Restaurant.
In addition to injecting FJD$50 million into the Fijian local economy, the extensive project has provided a substantial employment boost. To date, 1,144,756 man-hours have gone into the project; 250 local workers and subcontractors have been employed in a variety of roles since September 2011, and an extra 40 full-time resort positions have been created.
”The fact we have spent over a million man-hours on phase three of the development tells you just how big this project is,” says Robinson.
”It is not just the scale of the project which is exciting, the new facilities now on offer and accommodation choices, which will soon be available, have truly taken this resort to a new level.
”Phase three represents a total transformation of Wyndham Resort Denarau Island and a sign of things to come for the Wyndham brand as a whole.”
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