The new look Grand Pacific Hotel on Victoria Parade, Suva is expected to officially open by early 2014 as construction work is expected to finish by November next year.
The hotel which will cost more than $78 million will have 113 rooms with 10 executive rooms in the historic building and a mixture of suites in the new zones under construction just beside the Main Hotel.
Acting Chief Executive Officer of Fiji National Provident Fund, Jaoji Koroi said work is underway to restore all structural appearance internally and externally to its original condition.
The GPH project is being carried out in a partnership between FNPF which holds 25% of the shares, 50% is owned by Papua New Guinea National Superannuation Fund while Lamana Development Limited of PNG owns 25%.
The Union Steamship Company built Grand Pacific Hotel in 1914 to serve the needs of passengers on its transpacific routes and the design of the hotel was to make the passengers think they had never gone ashore.
Souce: Fijivillage Online