By James Wilkinson
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has expanded its presence in New Caledonia with the signing of a new Sheraton resort that features 180 rooms and extensive conferencing facilities.
Sheraton New Caledonia Bourail Resort and Spa
Sheraton New Caledonia Bourail Resort and Spa will welcome guests in 2013 and joins the company’s two other leading MICE hotels in the country – Le Meridien Noumea and Le Meridien Iles des Pins.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts chairman and president – Asia Pacific, Miguel Ko, said the resort will be located on the mainland within an exclusive site called Gouaro Deva, which features 13km of white sand beach and a UNESCO-listed lagoon and reef.
“With the expansion into New Caledonia, we look forward to sharing one of the best resort experiences in the world with travellers in a warm and welcoming setting at Sheraton,” he said.
“This extended partnership also means that Starwood is the only international premier operator in New Caledonia (and) we are proud to be able to continue to help further develop tourism here, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and untouched islands of the world.”
The new-build Sheraton resort will offer 180 rooms (including 60 bungalows), extensive food and beverage facilities, a health club and spa with six treatment rooms, swimming pool, kids’ club, fitness centre, business centre and more than 300sq-m of meeting space.
While more details of the MICE facilities are yet to be revealed, Starwood has revealed that adjacent to the resort will be a new 18-hole golf course and activity centre offering horse riding, hiking and quad biking.