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How to find the best hotel in Nadi

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There are so many hotels in Nadi, how are you going to choose among them all? The choice means competition is fierce, so it’s up to you what conveniences and luxuries you want to pay for, and what you’re willing to give up in the name of cost.

Location, location, location

You want to think about where you’ll be staying and what amenities are close by your hotel. The airport is a useful starting point, as you’ll be arriving and departing via plane. There are a host of hotels close to both the airport and the beach, which will guarantee the best views. The airport is connected to all the major localities of Fiji, as well.

A room with a view

A subset of location, views are important for some but not for others. Fiji is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but there are still windows that look out on carparks or other hotels. Make sure you know what view you’re going to be waking up to every morning.

A host of facilities

Are you interested in all the modern conveniences, or will you sacrifice some facilities for a cheaper room? Are you happy to enjoy the natural beauty of Fiji or would you prefer sitting by the pool to the beach?

Be our guest – what’s the service like?

All Fijians are friendly – it’s a part of the culture. You don’t have to worry about service in any hotel in Fiji, that’s for sure. You will, however, want to figure out if you want any extras provided by the service staff.

Rooms and furniture

Like with facilities, you can choose to sacrifice a beautiful room and extra soft bed for a better price or location. You just have to choose before you book what you’re willing to give up for convenience.

What do business guests look for in a hotel?

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Everyone has certain expectations when it comes to hotels, but business guests have higher expectations. Clean rooms and good location is just not enough – business travellers want a hotel that facilitates their business trip with star services.

Recent research out of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) emphasises business travellers’ desire for speed, efficiency, and the comforts of home when travelling. The GBTA research focussed primarily on the technology needs of business travellers, finding that apps, chargers, and high-speed Wi-Fi were among the services that made a hotel worth returning to.

Speed

Whether it’s an easy transfer from hotel to boardroom or room service within 30 minutes, business travellers desire speed in their transactions. Tight schedules and foreign destinations mean added stress for business situations in ways that travellers can’t control and can’t always prepare for, so it’s important to know that they can get something when they need it. This includes swift check-in and checkout times, managing loyalty cards and services, and garment pressing.

Efficiency

Similar to speed, business travellers want efficiency in all their dealings with their hotel. Being able to find and access hotel services, whether they be the gym, the pool, or the laundry service, makes a real difference in traveller productivity and enjoyment, and helps to preserve that much-needed routine when a business traveller spends long nights away.

The comforts of home

A tourist needs a home away from home – a business traveller needs an office away from the office. A comfortable and well-lit workspace, fast Wi-Fi, well-placed power outlets and adequate chargers for phones, laptops and tablets are just a few things that make all the difference when a business traveller sits down to work in between meetings.

The needs of business travellers are easy to pinpoint. They travel for a specific purpose, and what they need is services and amenities that make their travel and business easier. Speedy services, efficiency in dealing with their chosen hotel, and a few of the comforts of home are all that’s needed to create a world-class business travel destination.

More than you bargained for

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Reasons to embrace the airport hotel

Airport hotels have gotten a bad rap in the past, but they’re so much more than just a convenient place to lay your head between flights. Embracing airport hotels will give you a whole new outlook on travel, airports, and the dreaded waiting time.

Create the perfect refuge

Let’s face it; airports are nobody’s favourite place to be. The fluorescents, the crowds, the endless hallways of Duty Free and fast food – it’s impossible to relax! Get away from the bustle and bright lights by taking advantage of all the services an airport hotel can offer. Whether it’s a quick nap, a massage, or just a quiet place to have a coffee, an airport hotel can be the perfect refuge after long hours of travel.

Sleep easy

Early morning flights always seem like a good idea at the time, but when you’re faced with the prospect of starting your day before the cock crows, you know it’s going to be a rough day of travel. Get your beauty sleep and make your flight on time by booking an airport hotel for the night before. You’ll be awake and alert when parking your car at the airport, and you’ll have plenty of rest for your day of travel.

Connect with like-minded travellers

Travelling can be lonely, but it’s difficult to meet people when you’re always on the way to the next stop on your itinerary. Take advantage of your masses of airport waiting time to sit, have a drink, and introduce yourself to a friendly face. If you’ve been at a conference, you may even spot someone you know. You can regale them with your travel stories, and maybe they’ll thrill you with yours. Even if you don’t make a friend for life, you’ll probably get some great tips for the next trip!

Airport hotels can be so much more than what is on the surface, and there are so many great ones around the world. Try one out – you’ll never look at flying the same way again.

Layover? More like ‘mini-vacation’!

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Fiji. The jewel of the Pacific. A one-stop holiday destination for lovers of sea, sand, and sunsets. The perfect stopover point for flights between Australia and New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere, and the US and the UK in the Northern.

If you’re flying through Fiji, you’re probably wishing you didn’t have to get back on the plane. You’re probably wishing you had more than the terribly-calculated 6 hours between flights, so you could actually get out and feel the sun on your face after hours marinating in a glorified tin can. You’re probably wishing that that perfect Pacific day wasn’t just beyond your fingertips.

Wish no more. Airport hotels are here to rescue you from long-haul ennui.

(Don’t laugh. Keep reading.)

Airport hotels have gotten a pretty bad rap in the past. Corporate, soulless, expensive, identical no matter where you are in the world – right?

Wrong.

More and more, airport hotels are striving to service a different kind of traveller. The kind that just wants to spend their 6-hour layover lounging by a pool, getting a massage, eating local food cooked by a local chef using local ingredients. The kind of traveller who’d rather spend conference downtime chatting business while immersed in the local culture. The kind of traveller that wants to spend their time on holiday actually being on holiday, not trapped in a soulless, fluorescent maze of McDonald’s and Duty Free.

This is the new kind of airport hotel. The kind where the food is local, the bar is cozy, and there isn’t a generic landscape painting in sight. The kind that feels like where you are – where you can bask in that Pacific lifestyle while staying refreshed and focused on where you’ll next be.

This is what Fiji Gateway strives to be.