Janet’s Samoa opens new Boutique store at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

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Janet’s, the renowned cultural retailer from Samoa, has opened a new outlet at the Iconic Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Apia Samoa. 

The opening took place on February 1st and was made in partnership with Tanoa Hotel Group. Janet’s Tanoa Tusitala will offer guests of the Hotel both premium cultural products from Samoa and the Pacific as well as everyday convenience items to enhance guests’ experience. 

 Director of Janet’s Mrs. Janet Sablan remarked “we are very proud to have been invited by the Tanoa group to offer guests to Tanoa Tusitala the best of our Samoan and Pacific brands and products. Tanoa Tusitala is one of the pillars of Samoan Tourism. Janet’s and Tanoa Tusitala Hotel have a shared history and we have been involved in many projects with the hotel over our 28 years of operation. However, this new retail experience for Tanoa guests marks a new chapter for both Tanoa Tusitala and Janet’s and we are very excited”. 

The Teller of Tales

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel has long been a hallmark of Samoan hospitality and takes its signature ‘Tusitala” (teller of tales) name from Robert Louise Stevenson the great Scottish writer. Stevenson wrote of his love for Samoa and its people and in his last years etched his name into the modern history of Samoa. Like Stevenson himself, the Tusitala Hotel has woven its own story into the experiences of guests to Samoa enhancing their enjoyment and appreciation for the Treasured Islands of Samoa. 

Janet’s Manager Chris Sablan noted “The Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is known for its prime location in the heart of Apia and for the Hotel’s focus on guest experience and convenience. Tanoa management recognize that guest see Tanoa Tusitala as a home away from home and of course at Janet’s Tanoa Tusitala we focus on offering both Cultural products and everyday convenience items such as food and beverage.”

Style and Convenience 

According to Janet’s Creative Director Lisha Sablan “we designed the overall look of the Janet’s store to reflect and highlight the key elements of Tanoa itself and to blend in with the rich architecture of the Hotel which features hand-tied fales and impressive woodwork. The Tanoa lobby is a work of Samoan art itself with its array of local artwork and ornate carvings and this inspired us to showcase newly produced cultural pieces in store which we have been working on for some time”.

Janet’s Tanoa Tusitala – Convenience and Culture

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel offers a full range of guest services and facilities. The hotel boasts both state of the art conference facilities and recreational facilities. Whilst situated in the heart of Apia township, Tanoa in set within a 6 hectare garden surrounding capturing the essence of Apia.

At Janet’s, Guests of Tanoa will have ready access to cultural works from some of Samoa’s most well respected artists as well as the convenience items that they need during their travels. Janet’s Tanoa Tusitala will hold:

• Food and beverage items both made in Samoa and from overseas  as well as everyday convenience items needed for short or long term visitors

• Janet’s exclusive Traditionally Carved and Woven Cultural Items from Samoa and the Pacific from souvenirs to homeware

• Janet’s exclusive Samoan and Pacific Made Island Wear for the entire family

• Janet’s New range of Handprinted Samoan and Pacific Sarongs and Beachwear 

• Fine Island Jewelry from the Pacific and cultural ornamentation for the entire family

• Master Carved Souvenirs and Keepsakes made form local and indigenous fish bone, woods and shells.

• The popular Love Pacific Coconut Oil Body Care Range

Janet’s Tanoa Tusitala will be open 7 days a week, email at info@wheresamoashops.com or online at www.janetssamoa.com Opening Hours are from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

About Janet’s Samoa

Janet’s was founded in 1989 (originally known as Janet’s Handicrafts) in Apia, Samoa. Its main store location is at the Lotemau Mall in downtown Apia Samoa and online store at www.janetssamoa.com

Janet’s is one of the best-known and longest serving Cultural Retailers in Samoa specializing in Made in Samoa and Made in the Pacific Products. Janet’s is known for its Pacific Clothing, Fashion, Jewelry, Arts, Crafts and Cultural products. Preview Janet’s offerings online now at www.janetssamoa.com   

About Tanoa Tusitala Hotel 

The Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is a four and a half star iconic property in the heart of Apia the capital city of Samoa. The hotel plays host to holidaymakers and conference and meetings year round. It is a stone throw away from all major sites and attraction in Apia. 

The hotel is known for both its convenience and service. It is a home away from home for travellers to the Treasured Islands of Samoa. The Hotel is managed by the Tanoa Hotel Group a family owned and operated business established more than 40 years ago, with 10 hotels in the South Pacific, in Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand.

Discover more about Tanoa Tusitala Hotel and make your reservations today at http://www.tanoatusitala.com/

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