Carlson Rezidor has signed a management contract
with Fund Trust Joint Venture, set up by majority shareholder
iTaukei Trust Fund and minority shareholder Methodist Church
Holdings Trust, to develop a Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Suva,
Fiji's capital city.
The Park Inn by Radisson Fiji Suva is the second
Carlson Rezidor hotel in Fiji, following Radisson Blu Resort Fiji
Denarau Island, which is also jointly owned by iTaukei Trust Fund,
an investment entity established by the Fijian government.
Park Inn by Radisson Fiji Suva, a new build
hotel scheduled to
open in Q2 2018, will have 130 rooms.
The hotel will be located within walking distance of the main street, the wharf and the city's
main bus terminal, close to shopping malls,
offices, banks, the headquarters of religious organizations, the European Union office and many Non-Governmental Organizations
The hotel is served by Nausori International Airport,
which is about 17km or a 30-minute drive away.
Park Inn by Radisson Fiji Suva will have an all-day dining
restaurant and a lounge. To cater to demand from the MICE segment,
the hotel's meetings facilities will include a ballroom and
meeting rooms. There will also be a fitness center and
Thorsten Kirschke, president, Asia Pacific,
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said, "Park Inn by Radisson Fiji Suva
underscores our renewed commitment to Australasia, which is a key
sub-region for Carlson Rezidor in Asia Pacific. To optimize the
potential of Australasia as an engine of growth, our dedicated
Australasia development team is rolling out plans to introduce new
brands to the market."
In Q1 2015, 380,870 tourists
visited the Pacific Island countries, a 7.1% increase compared to
the same period last year. Fiji led the pack with the
lion's share of 143,447 visitors. Fiji's major tourism source
markets include Australia, New Zealand , Japan , Korea, the
United States and the United Kingdom.
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