Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary at the Resort’s Signature Momi Bay Sunset Series Event – Rio

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary at the Resort’s Signature Momi Bay Sunset Series Event – Rio

Nadi, Fiji -­ April 5th, 2022 – Over the weekend, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay celebrated its 5th year anniversary on April 2nd, 2022 together with special invited guests, and international and domestic travellers. The celebration was followed by the resort’s signature event, Momi Bay Sunset Series – Rio Edition.

Na Tui Nalolo, Ratu Kini Vosailagi from the Land Owning Community (LOC) and Ratu Isoa Makutu representing FNPF (Fiji National Provident Fund) were present at the resort’s 5th Anniversary formalities. Resort General Manager, Silvano Dressino addressed the event with an opening speech.

“I remember watching the resort’s unique structure coming to life from the time I arrived here in October 2016. It was my first time in Fiji and I was blessed with the opportunity to manage this outstanding property. One of Marriott’s core values is to celebrate cultural diversity and inclusion and I had witnessed hundreds of people of many nationalities and skills work closely together to create and open the first Marriott Hotel here in beautiful Momi Bay on April 1st, 2017. Since then our Marriott Service culture has well merged with Fiji’s warm Bula Spirit.” Quoting General Manager, Silvano Dressino.

Whilst mentioning the resort’s progress and rewards achieved over the past years, the collaborative efforts and resilience of all associates is worth celebrating especially when international borders were closed. The resort continued to achieve outstanding recognitions and awards. This includes the launch of Marriott for Mangroves, Rivers and Reefs in October 2019, now under the umbrella of Good Travels with Marriott Bonvoy. It is a program to help fund and manage sustainable projects which directly support the protection of our pristine marine environment in Momi Bay. Together with efforts from sister properties, the Sheraton and Westin resorts in Denarau, the Solia Lesu foundation was established in April 2020, paving opportunities to give back and provide essential needs and support to the local communities. The program was awarded the Best Community Program in 2020 at the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence. Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay also received awards for best Fijian Property in the South Pacific for the years 2020 and 2021.

The anniversary formalities concluded with cake cutting by Na Tui Nalolo, Ratu Kini Vosailagi from the LOC, Silvano Dressino (Resort General Manager) and Ratu Isoa Makutu (FNPF Representative) before the resort’s signature event Momi Bay Sunset Series – Rio de Janeiro took place on the Lagoon Beach.

The Momi Bay Sunset Series was first launched in April last year with the Goa edition, where iconic beach destinations including its music, ambiance and culinary experiences is presented at Momi Bay while the borders were closed. Over the weekend, an experience to Rio de Janeiro was offered to guests. The event was made exceptional with sponsors and partners, Motibhai, VOU Dance Group, DJ Christonite, Microhire, Rosie’s and extensive support from Tourism Fiji.

On the next day, a Sunday Arts Market was created to involve established artists from around Fiji. The market offers Local artists a platform to showcase and offer their exclusive arts for resort guests, ranging from custom print attires unique to the designers, jewellery and statement pieces, handmade skincare products, fashionable maternity and children’s wear and paintings. Creative vendors included House of Mausio, Lambert Ho, Hanaleia, SugarBee, Pawpaw Patch, Katz Art, Isabelle Creations Fiji and Style Maya Fiji.