GPH to be rebranded
7 July, 2020, 9:50 pm
From this month the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva will join the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and by 2022 it will be rebranded as InterContinental Grand Pacific Hotel following a refurbishment.
According to a statement from IHG, it had signed an agreement with Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) to take over management of the leading hotel in Suva.
IHG’s Vice President, Development for Australasia, Japan and Pacific Abhijay Sandilya, said it was a great honour to take on the management of the Grand Pacific Hotel.
“When Fiji’s borders re-open, we will be ready to welcome back all those guests who know this iconic hotel so well, as well as those who are so familiar with IHG and the InterContinental brand,” he said.
“We truly value our long-standing relationship with Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and are committed to playing our part in rebuilding the tourism industry in Fiji together when guests return.”
Chief Investment Officer at FNPF, Viliame Vodonaivalu said GPH would be important to Fiji’s recovery as a tourist destination when the borders reopen.
“With a lower traveller footprint due to the global crisis, we are taking the opportunity to bring forward the refurbishment of this hotel, bringing it to life in a new way ready for the next era of tourism in Fiji,” he said.
“We have a fantastic partnership with IHG, and we recognise the need for a partner like IHG with its global footprint, powerful systems and loyal customer base that will help attract guests back to Fiji.”
This will be IHG’s third hotel in Fiji as stated by the Group along with Holiday Inn Suva and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Natadola Bay, both of which is owned by FNPF.