About 600 people are now back at work after the opening of Sheraton Fiji Golf and Beach Resort in Denarau.
The Resort has been closed since December last year for refurbishment works that cost $78.9 million.
While speaking at the official opening of the Resort, President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere says the livelihoods of thousands of Fijians rely on the tourism industry and it is rewarding to see our tourism workforce get back on its feet.
He adds the Resort offers innovative guest programmes, undertakes community engagements and contributes to sustainable efforts and most importantly, it is 100% local owned through FNPF.
Marriot Hotel Properties Chairman, Joel Abraham says the refurbishment happened at a very difficult time when Fiji was were impacted by COVID-19 as the supply chain was disrupted, there were international border restrictions and we were significantly impacted by adverse weather conditions as well.
Abraham says they also had to put up a new sea wall as cyclones has battered the hotel to ensure they adapt to the impacts of climate change.
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