Fiji’s Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva will rebrand as an InterContinental by 2022 after IHG signed an agreement to take over management this month.
The hotel will rebrand as InterContinental Grand Pacific Hotel Suva following a refurbishment and will be IHG’s third hotel in Fiji.
Built in 1914 the Grand Pacific Hotel has a rich history and features on the Fijian ten dollar note. In June 1928 aviation history was made when Charles Kingsford Smith landed his “Southern Cross” Fokker monoplane on Albert Park, opposite the Grand Pacific Hotel, en route to Australia on his epic Trans Pacific flight from America, before staying at the hotel.
Located on the main sea front on Suva’s Victoria Parade, the hotel offers all-day and specialty restaurants and bars and a club lounge, as well as a 600sqm ballroom, meetings rooms, business centre, gym, swimming pool and spa.
“We are committed to retaining the heritage and grandeur of, while adding all the world-famous elements of InterContinental’s True Hospitality experience,” said Abhijay Sandilya, IHG’s vice president, development – Australasia, Japan & Pacific.
“We truly value our long-standing relationship with Fiji National Provident Fund and look forward to adding InterContinental Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji to our existing portfolio together, which includes Holiday Inn Suva and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. We are committed to playing our part in rebuilding the tourism industry in Fiji as and when guests return to this stunning country.”