Castaway Fiji Celebrates OUTRIGGER GM of the Year

Castaway Fiji Celebrates OUTRIGGER GM of the Year

Castaway Island, Fiji – March 14, 2024 – Castaway Island proudly announces the outstanding achievement of their esteemed General Manager, Steven Andrews, who has been honoured as the General Manager of the Year in the Resorts & Hotels category at the prestigious OUTRIGGER Way Awards, held in Hawaii on March 14th. Steven’s exceptional leadership has propelled Castaway Island to unprecedented heights, marking a monumental milestone in its rich history spanning multiple decades.

Throughout the past year, Steven’s relentless dedication to enhancing guest experiences, fostering a culture of excellence, and navigating challenges with remarkable resilience and innovation has been nothing short of extraordinary. His unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled guest service has not only garnered outstanding feedback but has also cultivated an incredibly loyal guest base, significantly contributing to the continuous success of Castaway Island.

Despite encountering renovation challenges early in 2023, under Steven’s visionary leadership, Castaway Island achieved its most exceptional financial performance to date, surpassing EBITDA targets by an astonishing margin of over 20%. Steven’s strategic acumen and effective management have been pivotal in guiding the resort towards this remarkable feat, showcasing his exceptional leadership skills and profound business insight.

Moreover, Steven’s leadership extends far beyond financial achievements, as he places a strong emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. By aligning the resort’s operations with sustainable practices and fostering community engagement, Steven exemplifies Castaway Island’s unwavering commitment to responsible tourism and environmental stewardship.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Steven is celebrated for his passion for cycling and dancing, embodying a well-rounded approach to life and leadership. Before his tenure as General Manager, Steven showcased his talents on the football/soccer field, establishing himself as a standout player in Fiji.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Steven Andrews’ well-deserved recognition as the General Manager of the Year,” said Paula Vatunicoko, Resort Manager at Castaway Island, Fiji. “His exceptional leadership, dedication, and passion have been instrumental in propelling our resort to unparalleled success and fostering a culture of excellence. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Steven on this prestigious award and eagerly anticipate continued success under his guidance.”

Steven Andrews’ remarkable achievement as the General Manager of the Year underscores Castaway Island’s steadfast commitment to delivering extraordinary guest experiences and solidifying its position as a premier destination in Fiji’s vibrant hospitality industry.

“I am deeply honoured and humbled by this recognition, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of the Castaway Vuvale,” said Steven Andrews, General Manager, Castaway Island, Fiji. “This award is a reflection of our collective effort, and I am incredibly proud to share this accolade with our exceptional team.”