Denarau Island Convention Centre

?Denarau, February 2013? Sheraton and Westin Resorts Fiji today announced that the construction of the Denarau Island Convention Centre is on track to finish end of March 2014. A purposely built permanent structure located at Sheraton Fiji Resort and accessed via undercover walkway to the resort?s existing ballroom pre-function area and lobby, Denarau Island Convention Centre will become the largest event space on Denarau, Fiji.

With a capacity of 1200 seated guests Denarau Island Convention Centre will aim to attract larger conventions and exhibitions to Fiji from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Asia. Director of Sales & Marketing Paul Yui says, ?The key attribute will be having a venue with the capacity to host large local, regional and international gatherings enabling a greater scope of events for Fiji.?

Denarau Island Convention Centre will play host to one of its first big events in May 2014, the Fijian Tourism Expo (FTE). Tourism Fiji will deliver a uniquely Fijian tourism experience for international buyers of tourism products by showcasing all that the tourism industry in Fiji has to offer.

About Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Denarau Island Ideally located on picturesque Denarau Island, the three integrated resorts of Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, offer an exciting tropical wonderland for all travelers, complete with lush tropical gardens, relaxing beaches, an array of recreational facilities including the award winning Heavenly Spa by Westin, and an endless choice of Restaurants and Bars. The adjacent Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, provides visitors with a premier 18 hole resort golf course, driving range, pitching and putting greens along with 10 tennis courts.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis?, The Luxury Collection?, W?, Westin?, Le M?ridien?, Sheraton?, Four Points? by Sheraton, Aloft?, and Element?. The Company boasts one of the industry?s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

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