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$3.5m convention centre

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A $3.5MILLION investment by the Sheraton Resort and Spa has resulted in the construction of a world-class convention centre with the capacity to hold about 1200 people.

Sheraton Fiji general manager Shane Cunnings said the centre took about six months to build.

"In the past, the group has lost business because there was no facility to hold more than 1000 people," he said.

"Since we announced the opening of this convention centre, we have had six bookings already for this year.

"These bookings are not just from people in Fiji but overseas as well.

"We started in September last year and the planning took a little time because the architecture was quite difficult to design."

A special traditional ceremony was held at the resort on Denarau yesterday where the blessing was done by the Tui Nadi, Ratu Sailosi Dawai, on Sheraton's new investment.

The official opening ceremony will be held at the resort today where the Attorney-General and Minister for Tourism Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will be present.





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