The “Grand Old Lady” Aggie Grey’s Hotel returns as Sheraton Samoa

24 July 2016, 12:00AM

PR S.T.A – The iconic Aggie Grey’s Hotel in the centre of Samoa’s capital city, Apia, reopens its doors as The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows on Monday 1 August 2016.

This is the second global-brand hotel that Samoa has welcomed, following the opening of the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort last year.

Founded in 1933 by Aggie Grey, it has seen various reincarnations; from burger joint to serve the US troops to a hostel dormitory for visiting servicemen.

Many people of note walked through its doors including international dignitaries, Royalty as well as Hollywood sensation Marlon Brando.

The 200 rooms, bungalows and suites have been renovated and refurbished to contemporary standards with a distinct Samoan ‘voice’ in the design.

The Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows officially opens on August 1, 2016, and to celebrate, the hotel is offering an exclusive rate of US$170 a night, which is valid until 3 November 2016. 

The hotel will feature two Restaurants, Lobby Lounge, Pool bar, Sheraton Club Lounge, Manaia Polynesian Spa & Fitness.

Aggie Grey’s by Peter Kuruvita: This stunning new restaurant will be the Hotel’s signature and will celebrate the unique array of impressive fresh local ingredients of Samoa, bringing inspirational flavours from across the world. Experience true Samoan hospitality with cuisine by Peter Kuruvita’s culinary team, from “Flying Fish” fame in Fiji and Australia.

Feast Restaurant: Located by the poolside with courtyard views, experience delectable spreads of international fare at Feast, with all-day dining including buffet and a la carte options featuring the freshest of local and imported ingredients, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch.

Lobby Lounge: An inviting evening retreat to gather with friends or family, enjoy wines, and cocktails. During the day we will feature high tea, and pastry selections. The gourmet deli will also will have take-away coffee, light snacks, sandwiches, pastries, and cakes.

The property retains its colonial look enhanced with modern touches, designed to appeal to the modern traveler.

Papapli’i Sonja Hunter, C.E.O of Samoa Tourism Authority, says Samoa welcomes the partnership, especially from a global brand of Sheraton Hotels and Resorts who identifies Samoa’s unique selling point and respects and preserves its culture and unique identity.

“Aggie Grey herself is an icon and a much loved figure in Samoan history, and it is an honour for a brand such as Sheraton to come to partnership with Samoa and the Grey Family,” Papali’i said.  “Beautiful Samoa will be an excellent inclusion to the Sheraton client’s travel planner, with our unique culture, pristine natural environment and friendly locals that will make you feel right at home.

“Samoans are known all over the world for our hospitality. “Aggie Grey embodied this and it is wonderful to have the Sheraton recognize and immortalize this.”

For more information and bookings please go to The Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows website or contact your local travel agent.

24 July 2016, 12:00AM

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