New Development Phase Set to Commence at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue
Development work is scheduled to commence mid June on the expansion and conference centre project at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue.
Scenic Hotel Group who holds the management contract for Matavai Niue Limited say the development programme will take place “to enable the maximum benefit to the island’s tourism industry and with minimum disruption to guests while work is ongoing.”
The governing body around the development and owner of the assets is the Niue Tourism Property Trust, which is funded by the New Zealand Government and the Government of Niue and has ownership over Matavai Niue Limited.
Scenic Matavai Resort is the island’s only full service hotel and is in much need for additional rooms as well as a purpose built conference and functions centre, which will also be a first for the island.
Niue Island Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Felicity Bollen comments that “interest in conferences and weddings has been growing over recent years and with limited conference facilities on island, this will offer a much needed addition to the island’s tourism offering, creating more job opportunities as well as increasing the tourism revenue for our island.”
With its unique natural assets and spectacular landscapes, Niue offers wedding and conference visitors an experience like no other in the Pacific.
With its stunning cliff top location, Scenic Matavai Resort Niue is perfectly positioned to deliver on this as well as dispersing excess capacity and tourism experiences throughout the island.
Scenic Matavai Resort Area Manager, Brett Inkster says the development project will roll out in phases, enabling the resort to accommodate existing bookings and ensure the enjoyment of the guest experience. After the recent tender process the final project will consist of an additional 12 rooms and a much needed purpose built Conference Centre to meet the growing market of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events. Brett adds that this is an “exciting time not just for the Scenic Hotel Group but also for the island of Niue and marks a coming of age in the development of the island’s tourism industry which can only be good for all.”
Under the sound and expert management of leading New Zealand construction and project management companies, Cequent Project Management and Arrow Construction together with leading New Zealand architects, Jasmax, the development will also showcase local craftspeople and offer additional opportunities to the local labour force.
Completion of the project is targeted for opening in mid-2017 with Scenic Matavai Resort taking expressions of interest for conference and wedding enquiries now.
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