The $16.5 million newly opened Ramada Suites by Wyndham Wailoaloa Beach Fiji will certainly change Wailoaloa, Nadi.
Mark and Janice Hinton, the developers of Ramada Suites said it took three years to build it.
The Hintons are also the owners of Smugglers Beach Resort. They bought the Ramada franchise from Ramada, which is part of the Wyndham Group.
Mr Hinton said: “It has been a long time in the making and has been good in a lot of ways where we had time to get things right.”
The soft launch was in mid-June and the official opening was this month.
The financier of the project was Bank South Pacific.
About Ramada Suites
Smugglers Cove Beach Resort, Operations manager Theresa Sing said Ramada certainly had some features which has set it apart from other tourist accomodation operators.
“This is the first ever Ramada branded property in Fiji with a unique concept,” Ms Sing said.
“Although some of the units are privately owned, the property is not considered time-share as the units are managed and operated as resort accommodation.”
Ramada Suite’s target market is families, groups, weddings, conferences and those who want luxury on the beach, right on the mainland.
The location boasts being close enough to all amenities and the added option to cook while on holiday or business.
For the business travellers who wish to stay, play and conference on the beach; Ramada makes this possible.
“Having opened during the peak season, our bookings have been encouraging so far and our future bookings look good,” she said.
“We are receiving a lot of interest and bookings.”
She also noted a favourite quote from Mark Hinton ‘Luck is the residue of hard work’.