Travel

Sofitel refurb blends texture, colour

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Contributed

SILENCE is golden and so is the upgrade taking place at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa.

Sofitel's extensive guestroom refurbishment program will commence this October and is expected to create maximum impact on completion yet minimum interruption during its progression.

General manager Adam Laker said following a soft renovation of certain public areas at the resort over the past 12 months, focus has now shifted to guest rooms.

"We will update half of our room inventory from mid October. During this time we will change the look and feel of our guest rooms, including 10 suites."

Mr Laker explained that the integrity of the resort experience for current guests is a priority over the renovation period.

"We don't want our current guests to be inconvenienced, so at no time will they ever see any work in progress, as we will isolate each block being worked on one at a time.

"Unlike a city hotel where there is noise floor to floor, our resort is only three floors high and expansive, so we have the luxury of being able to close off entire blocks with minimal disruption. There will be no jack hammering, pulling down of walls or any other excessive noise."

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa's new look will involve a luxury upgrade of all furniture, carpet floorings, paint, wallpaper and glass shower screens. As part of the facelift, Sofitel will also introduce a new luxury room category available from April 2012, positioned above the resort's superior room type yet below its suites.

These new luxury rooms will receive personal Bose iPod and iPhone docking stations and an updated version of Sofitel's famous Mybed, to ensure the most comfortable sleep in Fiji.

In collaboration with leading hotel interior design consultants, the Carmody Group, Adam Laker and the Sofitel team have designed a vibrant yet refined room concept seemingly inspired by the muted yellow and leather colours made famous by iconic French fashion house, Louis Vuitton.

The result is an exuberant blend of texture and colour, befitting its refined Sofitel label, and Fijian island address.

Stitched high leather bed heads, desk chairs and strong timber and polished Fijian shell writing desks provide a handsome structure reminiscent of LV's tell tale travel totes and luggage. These strong elements are complemented by the otherwise soft yet elegant furnishings of each guest room and suite, punctuated with crisp white quilts and cool colonial style shutters to provide light relief from the bright Fijian sun.

Fijian floral signatures are evident on contemporary cushions, intricate wood and shell ornaments and other artwork have been introduced to reinforce the resort's tropical location and appreciation of local culture and style. 

>> More travel stories

Topics:  fiji, travel, travelling




Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Lots of rain in a short timeframe doubles Valley averages

Rainy day on the Sunshine Coast.Umbrellas out at Maroochydore

Grafton, Yamba both record more than 40mm for last two days

Latest deals and offers

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

Zoe takes Dave to Edinburgh for Oscars of comedy

FRUITY: Former Graftonian Zoe Coombs Marr is nominated for a prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Festival Award for her show Trigger Warning starring her alter ego Dave.

Grafton's Zoe Coombs Marr nominated for Edinburgh Comedy Award

Kirk Douglas is defiant, fierce and still standing

VETERAN ACTOR: Kirk Douglas has had a long and varied career.

Kirk Douglas has out-lived almost all his contemporaries

The Hard Word reviews Kyzer Soze

Kyzer Soze are playing Brisbane tomorrow at the Crowbar in Fortitude Valley. Photo Contributed

Kyzer Soze summon the evil for this mighty slab of death metal

Britney Spears 'almost drowned' in Hawaii

Britney Spears has revealed she 'almost drowned' while on holiday

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m

Guess which Sunshine Coast suburb cracked the million dollar list?

This four-bedroom home at 26 McAnally Dr, Sunshine Beach was for sale for $7 million.

List of Australia's five most-expensive suburbs

Does it get any better than this? Check out this $2M home

LUXURY LIVING: The Coral Cove home built by Steve Coates Constructions that took out the best home over $2 million and the Wide Bay Burnett House of the Year at the Master Builders Wide Bay Burnett Housing and Construction Awards.

Wide Bay's best home is right on our doorstep