The Kongakava Boutique Hotel
LOCATION:  Nuku'alofa, Tonga
INVESTMENT SIZE:  NS$4 million (US$3.3 million)
INVESTMENT TYPE:  Equity Participation
INDUSTRY SECTOR:  Tourism/Leisure
AGE OF OPERATION:  Not started
NZ$4 million (US$3.3 million)

The Kongakava Hotel is the concept of Paul Aitu-Johansson, owner of Tonga’s most successful food and beverage outlet and visitor services provider, Friends Cafe. Tonga’s first truly boutique hotel, the Kongakava introduces international 4 star quality to the Tongan tourism industry, tied to the cultural icons, stories and strengths of the Kongakava name and traditions of the Kingdom of Tonga. Led by the ideas, images and memories of the owner, Architects Pacific Specialist Stuart Huggett designed the Kongakava hotel featuring 30 ocean facing rooms (including 2 Pacific Suites) joined with a central public space which houses the Likutau cocktail bar, the Lave’itavake restaurant and lounge, eventually leading to the ocean facing infinity pool. The long space is reminiscent of the tradition of South Pacific meeting fales (house), testament to the future role of the Kongakava as the Kingdom’s meeting place for visitors and travellers. The Kongakava boasts a board room and conference venue, day SPA, tour services, 4 star guest facilities and an outrigger canoe club. The mix of Tongan aesthetics, friendly personality, design and high quality services brings a resort concept and experience with all the services of a corporate hotel to the steps of Nuku’alofa town. The total project cost is NZ$8.0 million. Directors are seeking investment up to NZ$4.0 million with the final investment structure to be negotiated.

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