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Leon Thomson announced Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Fiji Complex

September 26, 2017 Appointments No Comments Email Email

Leon Thomson was announced as Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Fiji Complex, including Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa and Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, at the inaugural Destination Fiji event at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney on Thursday 21 September, 2017.

More than 80 industry experts attended the event to meet with 18 exhibitors, including representatives from all five of Marriott International’s properties in Fiji, including the newly opened Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, and various destination partners. As the largest hotel operator in Fiji and with a strong development pipeline in the region, Marriott International is planning to make Destination Fiji an annual event.

In his new role, Leon will be responsible for overseeing and driving the marketing strategies for all four hotels plus the Denarau International Golf and Racquet Club, whilst also providing training, support and guidance to maximise the talent and booking potential of his complex sales team.

Talking at Thursday’s Destination Fiji by Marriott International event, Leon Thomson said:

“As visitor arrivals to Fiji continue to climb, it’s an exciting time for Marriott’s properties in this region and I look forward to sharing my expertise and knowledge to provide the best results and services for clients and guests alike. Events like Destination Fiji by Marriott International, which is set to become an annual affair, will be vital in keeping industry and trade partners across Marriott International’s news and developments in the region.”

Leon is a skilled hotelier, with over 28 years’ experience in sales, marketing, management and operations working for a range of hotels across Australia and internationally. Prior to taking on this role, Leon was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, where he relaunched the hotel following a widespread renovation project, announced the designation of the property as a Sheraton Grand resort and unveiled the resort’s newly-renovated Pacific Mirage Villas.

Before Leon joined Marriott International, formerly Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Leon worked for several hotel groups including Watermark Hotel Group, Fairmont Resort (AccorHotels) and Hyatt.

“We are delighted to welcome Leon to the complex team, where he will play an integral role in the success of our properties in Denarau and Tokoriki Island in Fiji,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. “Leon’s wealth of experience and intimate knowledge of the industry will be instrumental in driving his teams forward to achieve business objectives, while also strengthening the competitive position of the hotels as leading properties in Fiji.”

Currently, Marriott International operates five properties in Fiji, including Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, opened in April, 2017 and featuring the only over water accommodation on Fiji’s mainland, Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Sheraton Fiji Resort and Sheraton Denarau Villas.

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