Jean-Michel Cousteau Re­sort plans re­open­ing in Septem­ber

Fiji Sun - - Business - SOURCE: JEAN- MICHEL COUSTEAU RE­SORT, FIJI

Jean-Michel Cousteau Re­sort, Fiji, lo­cated in Savusavu, plans to re­open on Septem­ber 1 fol­low­ing clo­sure af­ter Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston struck on Fe­bru­ary 20. The re­open­ing will be af­ter the com­ple­tion of pre­vi­ously planned ren­o­va­tions and ex­ten­sive restora­tion fol­low­ing Cy­clone Win­ston.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Re­sort, Fiji, is one of the most renowned lux­ury va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tions in the South Pa­cific. The re­open­ing will mark the first time guests will be wel­comed back to the re­sort since the cy­clone struck the na­tion on Fe­bru­ary 20. Re­sort gen­eral man­ager, Bart Simp­son, said: “The out­pour­ing of com­pas­sion and sup­port we have re­ceived on both a re­gional and in­ter­na­tional level is truly in­cred­i­ble. “We have been work­ing hard to re­store the re­sort and we are ex­tremely ex­cited and proud to an­nounce that we will be back and bet­ter than ever.” Cy­clone caused im­mense dam­age to many struc­tures all over Fiji in­clud­ing Jean-Michel Cousteau Re­sort, lo­cated near Savusavu on Vanua Levu. And al­most ev­ery home of the re­sort’s 180 staff mem­bers. Fol­low­ing the storm, the own­ers and man­age­ment team of Jean-Michel Cousteau Re­sort part­nered with char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­ter­nally raised funds for the af­fected staff.

In the days pre­ced­ing the cy­clone, the re­sort pro­vided emer­gency food and bot­tled water to all its em­ploy­ees. Through­out the fol­low­ing weeks, the re­sort helped raise a sig­nif­i­cant amount of money to fur­ther aid the storm vic­tims. The award-win­ning lux­ury re­sort will re-open on Septem­ber 1. The re­sort would have exquisitely ap­pointed gue­strooms (bu­res) and suites, three swimming pools, out­stand­ing restau­rant, spa, Bula Club for kids, and dive cen­tre.

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