25 August 2015
Since the agreement to renovate, refurbish and manage what is presently known as the International Dateline Hotel in Nuku'alofa was concluded with the Government of Tonga in March 2015, the Directors of Tanoa Hotels Group are pleased to report that the transformation project is well underway.
All the demolition work in the operational and public areas has now been completed. The refurbishment has commenced according to new hotel plans that have been drawn by architect, Mr Peter Rankin of AAPiDesign. The design includes a new pool bar and restaurant complex and a new Health and Spa facility. The Chairman of Tanoa Hotels Group, Mr. Y P Reddy has made the following statement in relation to the refurbishment, ‘It is our intention to offer our guests the best appointed guest accommodation and facilities in Nuku'alofa and bring back this once iconic hotel to its former glory. The hotel will be refurbished to a four star standard and will appeal to the corporate, international leisure, visiting friends and families (VFR) and conference markets.’
Work on the refurbishment is anticipated to be complete by January 2017.