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OUTRIGGER Resorts’ Fijian Properties Celebrate Major Wins at HM Awards


Last week, OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels proudly celebrated outstanding achievements at the 21st HM Awards. The gala event took place at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, drawing a gathering of 1,000 esteemed hotel industry professionals. OUTRIGGER’s Fijian properties claimed a series of significant accolades, showcasing the brand’s commitment to excellence.

On Friday, November 24, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort clinched multiple ‘People’ awards, solidifying their reputation as leaders in the industry:

  • Best South Pacific General Manager – Darren Shaw, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort
  • Best Food & Beverage Associate – Emmanuel Fumanu, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort
  • Best Front Office Associate – Gerald Sharma, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort
  • Best Housekeeper – Jesse Lawakeli, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort

Nestled along Fiji’s Coral Coast, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort epitomizes luxury and traditional Fijian charm. With prime beachfront and lush gardens, it offers an idyllic escape for guests to enjoy warm hospitality, exceptional cuisine and South Pacific views. The resort’s nearly completed refurbishment solidifies OUTRIGGER as a premier destination for a tranquil escape in paradise.

OUTRIGGER’s commitment to excellence continued with highly commendable recognition for both OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island in the following categories:

  • Fijian Property – Castaway Island, Fiji
  • South Pacific General Manager – Steven Andrews, Castaway Island
  • Concierge – Salote Naisua, OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort

Ben Johnson, area director of sales and marketing, Fiji Islands says: “We’re thrilled about our recent achievements at the 21st HM Awards, underscoring OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort and Castaway Island’s commitment to excellence. Congratulations to our outstanding team. Their dedication mirrors the warm Fijian hospitality we offer along the Coral Coast and into the Mananuca Islands. This recognition motivates us to continue delivering exceptional experiences and solidifies OUTRIGGER as a leader in South Pacific hospitality.”

The HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence are the leading industry awards in the region and celebrate the best properties, departments, people, chains and brands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Each year, more than 1,500 nominations are assessed to determine more than 40 category winners.

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