BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A West Hollywood penthouse was transformed into a tropical paradise last night for the unveiling of the newly renovated Vatulele Island Resort, a private property. Guests were treated to stunning views of the Los Angeles skyline, and enjoyed an elaborate candle-lit ambience which evoked the look and feel of a tropical evening in the South Pacific. Celebrity guests included Lionel Richie, Holly Robinson, Kaley Cuoco, Britt Ekland, and Justin Chambers.
Developer Albert Bertini of Trivest Group recently completed a $30 million renovation of the 5 star, exclusive luxury resort with the goal of preserving the traditions of the South Pacific while enabling qualified guests to appreciate the benefits of 21st century comfort. Nestled in a secluded region of the South Pacific just 30 kilometers south (or a mere 25 minutes transfer time) of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island, Vatulele is a boutique island in the shape of a footprint surrounded by pristine white beaches and aquamarine waters. Bertini's vision creates a lavish resort for the most discerning travelers that offers all of the amenities guests of the island desire, and none of the distractions they shun.
Renovations to the tropical jewel among the South Pacific islands include a significant expansion, refurbishment and upgrading as well as complete replacement of the resort infrastructure. Enhancements include a brand new communal pool and deck, a newly constructed 120 seat restaurant, Conut, and reappointed bar and lounge, Baka, featuring enticing cuisine and spirits. A Kids Club is also now available to entertain children with plenty of activities and adventures while parents participate in island explorations of their own.
To help get party guests in a tropical mood, specially designed cocktails were served from coconut shells. Boris Kodjoe served as emcee and transported people to the lush island with an amazing description of Vatulele's natural surroundings, star-lit evenings, native elements and myriad of activities. Other highlights of the evening included a magnificent cake that resembled a sand castle, which was specially designed and created for the event by the Bread Basket Cake Company. Guests were also spoiled with a sumptuous sampling of the Bread Basket's signature truffles.
Although Bertini was not able to be in attendance, guests were treated to a wonderful video that captured everything about his vision and passion for Vatulele, its culture, and the local community. Trivest Group is utilizing the services of Allure Plus as the exclusive booking agent for the island. Donna Wong and Courtney Norris, managing partners for Allure Plus, summed up the evening's excitement by saying, "It was a fantastic success. Guests were so thoroughly transfixed that they were rushing home to get their passports ready and pack their bags to head over to Vatulele!"
Vatulele Island Resort offers everything from a private escape for a romantic rendezvous to a fantasy excursion to indulge a culinary appetite, or even a bonding experience with family. Allure Plus is now accepting reservations for stays beginning November 1, 2013. The Allure Plus team will personally design a hand-made experience for qualified guests in an elegant, lush tropical location set above the protected clear waters of Vatulele, helping to make that dream vacation a reality. Stays can be booked directly by calling 866-865-4884 or contacting VatuleleReservations@AllurePlus.com.
About Trivest: Trivest Group is an innovative commercial and retail property developer with offices in Alexandria and Sydney, Australia. Further information can be found on the Trivest website or in Australia at 61(2)8211-9999
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