Starwood has opened the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows, its second resort on the Pacific island of Samoa.
The new property is the sister to Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort, which opened last year. Both properties underwent multi-million dollar renovations prior to relaunching under the Sheraton flag.
“Known for its first-mover advantage, Sheraton is once again leading the way in making an extraordinary destination like Samoa more accessible.” said Sean Hunt, Starwood’s regional vice president for the Pacific. “The addition of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows is a natural step following the successful opening of our first Sheraton resort on the island last year.”
Founded by Aggie Grey in 1933, the original hotel was established as a high-profile club and gathering place for American servicemen stationed in Samoa during World War 2. Following the recent “top-to-bottom” renovation, the resort now features 175 rooms, bungalows and suites, including a range of club rooms that offer guests’ access to the Sheraton Club Lounge.
New and upgraded facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre, spa and 916m² of function space. There are also two restaurants, a bar and tea lounge.
“Starwood’s footprint in the Pacific continues to expand, and the Pacific region remains a key growth market and opportunity for us,” continued Hunt. “Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows is an important addition for the Sheraton brand, underscoring its aggressive expansion plans as part of Sheraton 2020 – the comprehensive 10-point plan designed to put Sheraton Hotels & Resorts back in the global spotlight.”
There are currently nine Sheratons in the Pacific region, located in Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa.