DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Hotel in Fiji
Following multimillion dollar renovation, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island offers authentic Fijian resort experience blended with modern amenities
May 16, 2016 // Franchising.com // NADI, Fiji and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji - Sonaisali Island, Fiji’s newest resort offering and the first DoubleTree by Hilton branded hotel in the tropical, South Pacific nation. The resort joins an existing portfolio of six DoubleTree by Hilton branded properties operating in the Australasia region, and opens as Hilton Worldwide’s 22nd hotel in the region. The resort is owned by The Vision Group.
Paul Hutton, vice president operations Australasia, Hilton Worldwide, said, “DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island is ready to provide guests with an authentic Fijian experience whilst delivering the comforts and amenities of a full service resort. We are thrilled to be opening this unique and luxurious resort, and look forward to extending a warm Fijian welcome to all of our guests.”
Situated on a lush, private tropical island and surrounded by the pristine waters of the South Pacific Ocean, DoubleTree by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island is just a three-minute boat ride from the main island of Viti Levu and an easy 25-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.
All 120 guest rooms and bures (traditional Fijian bungalows) have been refurbished as part of the renovation and fitted with a wide range of guest amenities, including new furniture, smart televisions and signature Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree beds. Each of the generously-sized rooms and bures feature awe-inspiring views of the stunning Mamanuca Islands.
“The DoubleTree by Hilton brand has a strong and growing presence in Australasia, with three more hotels in the pipeline,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island is a great addition to our resorts collection, and global travellers are sure to enjoy a memorable tropical getaway enhanced by our signature DoubleTree service, starting with our warm chocolate chip cookie greeting.”
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island features three restaurants and bars, offering guests a wide choice of cuisines and dining experiences. The resort's talented chefs create many innovative dishes, many using the finest native ingredients home-grown in the island's rich volcanic soil. The onsite vegetable farm, herb gardens, tropical orchards and hydroponic farm provide the kitchens with an abundant selection of fresh produce daily. Imported items are specially sourced to ensure a wide variety of inspired dishes.
Vulani, surrounded by one of the largest lagoon-style swimming pools in Fiji, offers buffet and à la carte dining with themed nights and live entertainment.
Tavu Bar & Grill, a poolside outlet offering swim-up service, is where guests can savour an extensive selection of expertly prepared local and imported meats served "BBQ style" on the beachfront.
“From our rich culinary options to the many leisure activities available, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island is a true tropical oasis for guests seeking both adventure and luxury,” said Martin Rogers, Fiji cluster general manager, Hilton Worldwide.
Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island can choose from an array of adventurous and relaxing activities, such as: cooling off in one of the largest lagoon-style pools in Fiji, horseback riding, paintballing, and pampering treatments at the onsite spa. Multiple water activities are available, including snorkelling, scuba diving and yachting. Guests can also maintain their exercise routine by playing tennis or using the 24-hour onsite fitness centre, or by walking, jogging and hiking on the trails surrounding the resort.
DoubleTree by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island also features three conference spaces, making it an ideal setting for a unique corporate event or spectacular tropical wedding.
“The Vision Group Fiji is delighted to launch the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Fiji. It is an exciting and energetic brand that will resonate with travellers who are looking for a contemporary resort stay combined with an authentic Fijian experience,” said Vision Group Fiji Chairman Dilip Khatri. “The renovation of the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji, our second Hilton property, makes it a key asset and at a local level, provides a new high quality, unique resort option to international visitors and the Fijian market alike.”
DoubleTree by Hilton knows that little things mean everything when it comes to a rewarding travel experience, and strives to bring each guest the special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to the brand - starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome and continuing throughout every guest’s hotel stay.
Among the amenities that guests will enjoy are the invigorating array of Aroma Actives body care products, complimentary high-speed internet access in public areas, and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE, or Create A Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community.
Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program members have the opportunity to earn and redeem HHonors Points for their stays at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island. To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton HHonors members who stay at the resort will enjoy 1,000 bonus points for every night stay through October 2016.
For more information or to make a reservation, travellers may visit www.fiji.doubletree.com or call +679 910 3333.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global collection of more than 460 upscale hotels with more than 111,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. Everything about DoubleTree by Hilton aims to return the human touch to travel, starting with the presentation of a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continuing throughout with Team Members dedicated to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests, other Team Members and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and youtube.com/doubletreehotels. Reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at news.doubletree.com for more information.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including preferred pricing, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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