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Source: WYNDHAM VACATION
RESORTS ASIA PACIFIC
WorldMark Resort Denarau Island general manager, Bob Speed received a highly commended at the Asia Pacific’s leading accommodation awards over the weekend in the major award category – South Pacific General Manager.
The 2012 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence were held in Sydney, Australia on Saturday 8 September recognising the top achievers in the industry.
The HM Awards are the leading awards for the accommodation industry in the Asia Pacific region with a record number of more than 2000 entries received and only 41 finalists chosen this year.
Mr Speed said: “I feel honored to receive the highly commended award for the South Pacific General Manager category and I feel very privileged to be working and living in Fiji.
“I am proud to be working with a great team here who are service orientated and appreciate their role in Fiji’s tourism industry which is reflected in the hospitality that is extended to our guests.”
He was nominated for the award for being a hands-on resort manager who is constantly inspired to find new ways to deliver business goals and ensure an exceptional holiday experience for all guests.
He is currently overseeing a major redevelopment of the resort and was commended for his management of the resort during the Fiji floods earlier in the year ensuring the safety of guests and staff.
WorldMark Resort Denarau Island is undergoing an extensive redevelopment which will include construction of 63 new spacious and luxurious styles of accommodations.
These range from one and two-bedroom deluxe apartments through to presidential villas with private plunge pools overlooking the ocean.
Refurbishments are also being carried out on the resort’s facilities including the pool area, restaurant, car park and reception and lobby area.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific chief executive and managing director, Barry Robinson extended his congratulations to Bob Speed for being recongised amongst the best in the industry.