9 Aug 2011

Fiji interim government to redevelop Suva's Grand Pacific Hotel

3:14 pm on 9 August 2011

Fiji's interim Prime Minister has unveiled re-development plans for a Suva landmark, the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Styled the 'Grand Lady of Suva', the hotel was built in 1914, and has idle for almost 15 years, most recently housing soldiers.

In its heyday, the hotel, on Suva's seafront, hosted royalty and writers Somerset Maugham and James Michener.

The Fiji National Provident Fund, the National Superannuation Fund of Papua New Guinea and Lamana Group of PNG have formed a company to re-develop the hotel.

Work will begin in November this year, but the completion date will be in the third quarter of 2013.

The GPH will have a total of 113 rooms with 5-star standard including a 600 seat state of the art conference facilities.