Peppers Retreats Resorts and Apartments is expanding its portfolio into Fiji, with Peppers Naisoso Resort commencing development in July 2011.
Mantra Group CEO Bob East said the foray into Fiji was a natural progression for the innovative Peppers brand.
"We have a strong brand presence through our 23 Peppers properties in Australia and five Peppers properties in New Zealand so it is a natural growth progression for us to expand our operation through the South Pacific into Fiji."
"Naisoso Island is an attractive location for a Peppers resort, with magnificent beach frontage and tropical views. The resort is just a 25 minute drive from Nadi Airport, making it a convenient destination for a romantic getaway, family holiday or special celebration like a wedding," said Mr East.
The 178-room resort will be completed in two stages and will consist of a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, with three lagoon swimming pools, a day spa and oceanfront restaurant.
"Peppers Naisoso Resort will offer guests the quintessential tropical holiday experience with personalized service and impressive facilities," said Mr East.
Today's announcement follows the successful opening of the cutting-edge Peppers Broadbeach at the Gold Coast and Peppers Coorabell Retreat in the Byron Bay Hinterland earlier this month.
Peppers Naisoso Resort is due to open at the end of 2012 and will be developed by Brisbane founded property development company Relcorp (Fiji) Limited, under the project management of Eastview Australia. Sustainable design experts TVS Partnership has been appointed as the architects.
Managing Director of Relcorp (Fiji) Limited, which is Fiji's largest developer, Bob Lowres, hailed the choice of Peppers as the operators of their Peppers Naisoso Resort as a triumph for Naisoso Island.
"Peppers is a progressive and customer focused business which is evidenced by the loyal repeat clientele and their reputation as a quality accommodation provider," said Mr Lowres.