The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa 6th February Re-open

CAPTION: An officer mans the security booth at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa following its closure after sustaining severe damages during cyclone Evan. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.

Denarau Island, Fiji, 16th January 2013… The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa will reopen for business on 6 February 2013.

Works on damage sustained during Tropical Cyclone Evan are near completion as Westin associates and contractors worked tirelessly throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Progress has been swift with work to roof shingles and thatching almost completed.

Facilities such as pools, restaurant, bars, Westin WORKOUT gym and Heavenly Spa by Westin are on target to meet this opening date.

‘The resort sustained substantial damage during the cyclone and we have been working around the clock to resume normal operations’ said Shane Cunning, Managing Director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Fiji.

Concurrent with the reopening of the hotel, The Westin Denarau Resort & Spa will also be launching a brand new restaurant, Steakhouse by Peter Kuruvita. Having opened the award winning Flying Fish in Sydney in 2003, internationally renowned chef and SBS TV presenter, Peter joined the Starwood family in 2008 with the opening of Flying Fish Fiji at Sheraton Fiji Resort.

Shane Cunning said that Westin is delighted to be able to partner with Peter now on this new exciting restaurant venture.

For more information please contact the resort directly on +679 675 0000 or email

About The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa
Ideally situated on picturesque Denarau Island, 20 minutes from Nadi International Airport, the resort is stylishly designed to reflect Fiji’s rich cultural heritage and local style. It is further complemented with the finest resort facilities including the award winning Heavenly Spa Fiji, and the added benefits of our integrated five star resort facilities at the adjacent Sheraton Denarau Villas and Sheraton Fiji Resort, including six swimming pools, a choice of 17 restaurants and bars, tennis courts, resort golf course, lawn bowls and an array of exciting water sports.



About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts makes the healthiest choices irresistibly appealing, so guests leave feeling better than when they arrived.  With more than 180 hotels and resorts in over 36 countries and territories, Westin is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,071 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels 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 Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM.  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 Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit

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