IHG 9 Sept 2022 – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) Hotels & Resorts in Fiji has announced the appointment of Akshay Singh, Area Director of Sales, Marketing & Revenue – South Pacific at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) South Pacific.
Akshay will be responsible for leading the Commercial team to drive performance and produce excellent outcomes across IHG’s four properties in the South Pacific in his new role. He is an experienced professional with over 14 years of knowledge in commercial roles in the hotel sector and directing various teams in sales and marketing in regional settings.
Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG, commented: “We are extremely thrilled and excited to have Akshay join the IHG team in the South Pacific. His key areas of competence include creating and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies, ensuring focused guest satisfaction, excelling in revenue targets, and tracking financial success for optimized performance. His fondness for resort hotels sparks from his love for Fiji and the authenticity of Fijian hospitality that is unmatched worldwide.”
He joined IHG from the position of Cluster Commercial Manager with Hilton – looking after the DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge and Hilton Garden Inn Albany.
On his appointment as the Area Director of Sales, Marketing & Revenue – South Pacific, Akshay Singh commented, “I am excited to be a part of the IHG family. The top-tier InterContinental brand redefines premium luxury, with Holiday Inn being an iconic brand that is the world’s most recognized hospitality brand. In my stint here, I will work alongside the dynamic Commercial team to make IHG Hotels in South Pacific lead the way for commercial success as we increase our footprint in Fiji and the Pacific.”
Singh was also the Group Director of Sales & Marketing for Raffe Hotels & Resorts in Nadi, Fiji overseeing Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort, and Fiji Gateway Hotel.
Akshay’s proven commercial and revenue experience extends to roles prior; Group General Manager – Sales & Marketing with Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Pacific Resort Aitutaki, and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa, Pacific Resort Hotel Group in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, as well as with Flight Centre Travel Group for over five years.
Akshay holds a Diploma of Commerce, Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing & Accounting, and a Master’s Certificate in Hospitality Management.
In previous roles, Akshay actively contributed to various South Pacific associations, most recently as Chairman, Marketing Committee Mamanuca Island Chapter, Fiji Tourism Association. Outside of work, Akshay loves family time with his wife Lisa and two children, Taj and Ivy, along with reading, playing golf, the support and promoting animal welfare, and championing environmental sustainability and mindfulness.