Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji
Pacific Harbour, Fiji
Name of Project:
Homesites from $499,000
Villas from $799,000
Estate Homes $1.9MM
3 Kilometers of beach
Luxury Resort, Clubhouse & Spa
Residential Architect: Grounds Kent
After re-envisioning the previously foreclosed project as a whole, Catalyst amended the architectural guidelines and recommended that Bixby Bridge Capital reformulate from a subdivision model to a resort-affiliated model, which would raise the value of the real estate component. A renowned five-star corporate hotel management chain – Auberge Resorts was recruited to manage and provide luxury resort amenities, along with professional property and rental management services. Catalyst began increasing the prestige of Nanuku from the ground up by establishing a real estate presence at the resort while simultaneously creating and managing an international marketing campaign.
After some strategic testing, Catalyst determined that the most marketable products were one- and two-bedroom luxury resort villas that could be included in the resort’s rental inventory at the owner’s discretion. With this insight in mind, subtle but important changes were made to the overall development plans and product design, which aided in lead generation.
In 2016 Catalyst launched Phase I of the one- and two-bedroom villa product in the Nanuku Auberge Resort complex. By the fall of 2016, Catalyst had completed all plans, furnishing packages, association documentation, and re-platting and had begun taking pre-construction reservations. As of March 2017, the entirety of Phase I had been pre-sold and was under construction. Phase II is currently in the presales phase, with significant, nonrefundable deposits being made by each future owner.
Nanuku Auberge Resort is realizing results just as impressive as those in the real estate component. Within the first 12 months of opening, the resort was rated Number 1 in Fiji on Travelocity. Several other major accolades have been awarded to Nanuku, including:
- Best Newcomer in the prestigious 2016 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence
- 2016 Traveller’s Choice on TripAdvisor
- 2016 Andrew Harper Australia/South Pacific Grand Award
- Dining Experience Award at the 2016 ANZ Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards