WORK returned to normal yesterday for the staff of Naviti Resort while the National Fire Authority conducted its investigations into the fire that destroyed the resort's central building on Thursday afternoon.
The resort's executive director Tammie Tam said staff were busy cleaning the rooms and other parts of the hotel, setting up the front office and restaurant to accommodate evacuated guests who wished to return.
"We are ready to receive them back tonight (last night) if they want to return to Naviti," she said.
"We have rooms in the new wing, 78 rooms, ready to accommodate them.
"We will be opening the Bamboo Terrace Restaurant ready to serve dinner and meals from tomorrow (today)."
The fire, which began at the Kids Club, did not affect the accommodation blocks but hotel staff had quickly evacuated about 300 guests for their own safety to nearby Warwick Resort & Spa, Tambua Sands Resort and Tokatoka Hotel Resort for those who were due to fly out.
The fire completely destroyed the Kids Club, resulting in the closure of the resort's central building which hosts three restaurants, kitchen, lounge and bar, shops and tour offices.
The NFA is yet to establish the cause of the fire.
NFA's chief executive officer John O'Connor said a team of five, which included his chief fire officer and firefighters from the east and west began investigations yesterday morning.
"We understand the hotel wants to start repair works immediately but we want to be thorough with our investigation.
"Investigations won't be completed until this weekend," he said.