Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association President Dixon Seeto has praised the Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa for reopening their doors to business this year after the aftermath of Cyclone Evan.
Mr Seeto said the reopening of the Westin Resort was important for the association and the tourism industry as a whole.
"The Westin Resort is one of the well recognised, high class, five-star resorts in a prominent tourism destination such as Denarau Island," Mr Seeto said.
"Fiji tourism would surely benefit from the reopening of the resort as it would bring in a large number of guests to the country.
"We know that they are one of the best service providers in the tourism industry and we know that customers can surely expect the best again from the Westin this year."
He said the reopening of the Westin Resort would surely benefit the resort staff and even the people of Fiji.
"We welcome them back in action and in operation and we hope that they would continue to hold the standard of quality service they have offered over the years," he said.
"They are among the high demand category for accommodation in the country and also in high demand in the tourism industry.
"It was great to see that they had done all renovation works to ensure that the resort was up to standard and was safe for their guests and staff."
He said Fiji hotels were now fully back in business.
Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa Resort Manager Ravinder Dhesi said they were pleased to open their doors a month ahead of schedule.
Mr Dhesi said they wanted their guest sto enjoy what Westin Resort was always known for which was the best unique service.
"We had to host a cocktail event last week for our in-house guests and clients who have been supporting us in the past and continue to support us this year," Mr Dhesi said.
With more than 180 hotels and resorts in over 36 countries and territories, Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts worldwide Inc.