Nadi, Fiji: Marriott International Fiji Hotels celebrates awards and highly commended placements at the prestigious HM Awards at The Star, Sydney on Friday 24th, November 2023.
The HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence is the leading industry awards, recognizing and celebrates top properties, departments, people, chains and brands in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Marking its 21st year, 52 categories were presented at the awards night this year and gathered over 1000 hotel industry professionals at the gala event.
Marriott International Fiji Resorts were finalists in 14 categories and received the recognition in the following:
● Fijian Property (Joint) Winner: Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort
● Highly Commended Human Resources Associate: Ravineel Kumar, Assistant Manager Human Resources – Workforce Analytics, Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, Fiji
● Highly Commended Marketing and Communications Associate: Ravesi Konrote, Cluster Marketing Manager
Neeraj Chadha, Multi-Property Vice President Pacific Islands, Marriott International & General Manager Westin and Sheraton Resorts, Fiji Complex said, ‘we are indeed honored for the Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort to be recognized as the Fijian Property of the Year at the 2023 HM Awards. The category is highly competitive; the Resort has had a remarkable year post renovation and this recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Associates including the phenomenal support of our owners, Fiji National Provident Fund.”
He added, “celebrating the recognition of two of our talented Associates, Ravineel Kumar and Ravesi Konrote with highly commended honors reaffirms our commitment to excellence in delivering world-class hospitality. It’s a source of pride for our entire Resort team as we strive to create exceptional experiences for our guests.”
These awards recognize Marriott International Fiji Resorts’ commitment to providing excellent service. The Fijian culture is known for being warm and welcoming, which was reflected in the nominations and awards of the Associates. Marriott International Fiji Resorts is also committed to implementing sustainable initiatives and protecting the communities and the environments in which we operate and will continue to work towards sustainability goals.
Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort being awarded the winner in the Fijian Property category cements its position as the ‘Beating Heart of Fiji’. With a recent refurbishment, the resort offers sophisticated rooms, polished outlets and a revitalized lobby. Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort also introduced three new dining concepts to the Fijian market, serving locally sourced ingredients and flavors. The resort continues to offer meaningful experiences to international travelers, connecting and offering guests the opportunities to make a positive impact on local communities.
The awards also highlight the excellence of outstanding associates. Ravineel Kumar played a pivotal role in assisting the reopening of the Marriott International Fiji Resorts, having recruited over 1000 associates, and implementing new strategies, including an innovative live interface that provides the management team with actionable insights.
Ravesi Konrote, Cluster Marketing Manager for Marriott International Fiji Hotels, has also achieved remarkable success, partnering with the resorts’ operations teams to bring to life a series of targeted marketing campaigns, experiential events, and promotional programs that have led to achieving record revenue and share of voice in key target markets including Australia, New Zealand and USA and Canada in the past year.
Marriott International Fiji Resorts continues to strive in excellent hospitality, for its international travelers and expanding markets, including the local domestic market with attractive local residential specials.