Sheraton Hotels & Resorts announced this week the opening of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows, located on the island of Samoa in the south Pacific Ocean. The resort marks the Sheraton brand’s second property in Samoa, following last year’s debut of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort.
Under the ownership of the distinguished Grey family in Samoa, the resort has completed a multi-million dollar renovation ahead of opening under the Sheraton flag, featuring extensive upgrades throughout the entire property.
Among the Jungle and Waterfalls
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 WWII. Having completed a comprehensive top to bottom refresh, the property’s new design combines its colonial heritage and classic charm with contemporary updates and features to appeal to today’s modern traveller.
All 175 guest rooms, bungalows and suites are spacious and styled to complement the idyllic South Pacific setting, with contrasting dark wood furnishings against neutral tones. Accommodations offer the Sheraton brand’s signature amenities and services, including a premium sleep experience, and guests staying in the hotel’s Club Rooms can enjoy upgraded in-room amenities and special access to the Sheraton Club Lounge.
The hotel’s robust renovation features new, luxurious on-site facilities, including a swimming pool and lap pool, Sheraton fitness centre, Manaia Polynesian Spa, offering local and signature treatments, and 916 square metres of flexible meeting and conference space.
An Exotic Escape
Forming part of Polynesia, Samoa is an island nation nestled in the South Pacific, a five hour flight from the east coast of Australia. Renowned for its natural beauty, including jungles, waterfalls and lava fields, Samoa is an exotic paradise that offers rich cultural heritage as well. Located in the Samoan capital of Apia on Main Beach Road, just a 30-minute drive from Faleolo International Airport, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows overlooks a stunning harbour on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
The hotel is centrally located with many local attractions and activities nearby including the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful underwater spots in Samoa. The commercial areas of Apia are also within easy access for guests, making it an ideal choice for business, leisure or both.
“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.”