Fletcher Construction were appointed the project to complete the 250-room hotel on Fiji's main island Viti Levu in late 2014. The site was located between Fiji's two most popular resort areas, Denarau and the Coral Coast.
Architects Pacific Director Stuart Hugget said they started on the project when a gentleman from Canada who owned a substantial track of land at Momi, and his grandson, asked them to look at the site and see what could be done with it. From there the idea blossomed and once the money for the project was raised, Architects Pacific started its work on the design. Mr Hugget said they did all drawings for the $120 million JW Marriot resort project and also the master plan for the huge 1,000 acre site.
The resort includes three restaurants, two swimming pools, fitness and recreation centres, gift shops, tennis courts and a spa with eight treatment rooms, and features 114 free-standing bures and 136 standard rooms. 22 of the bures are overwater ones — the first manmade lagoon-based resort in Fiji. The resort is expected to create over 500 local jobs.
Each of the luxurious bathrooms has been kitted out by local suppliers Robertson Bathware; where Victoria+Albert Quarrycast freestanding baths, unique Bagno Design Zen basins, quality American Standard tapware and Elementi AquaAir rain showers grace the superior suites.