Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts and one of Australia’s most prolific islands – Lizard Island Resort is excited to announce the appointment of Emilio Fortini as General Manager. Fortini will oversee all operations of this iconic resort, located in tropical Queensland and ensure Lizard Island maintains its outstanding reputation as a world-class luxury destination and a jewel in the crown of Australian Tourism.
An industry veteran, Fortini brings more than 30 years of hotels and resorts experience to Lizard Island. He has worked extensively at executive level domestically and internationally. An Italian native, he is also fluent in four languages, a considerable asset for the resort given its high influx of international guests.
“I am truly thrilled to join the Lizard Island resort team at this exciting time of growth. Since its reopening in 2015, Lizard Island has gone from strength to strength. Combining my previous experience in hotels and resorts and our team’s unwavering commitment to excellence, I want to continue this momentum and deliver exceptional service and unforgettable experience to our guests,” said Mr. Fortini.
Prior to joining Delaware North, Fortini was Director of Operations at TFE Hotels where he played a significant role in managing its Rendezvous, Adina, Medina, Vibe and TFE collection brands. During his role as Senior Vice President at Rendezvous Hospitality Group, Fortini managed 13 hotels across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was also the general manger of The Pearl South Pacific Resort in Fiji where he was highly involved in the refurbishment and turned the resort into the destination of choice for International visitors and Suva Expats.
Greg Magi, Executive Director of Australian Parks and Resorts at Delaware North Companies said “Emilio has excellent experience and knowledge in all aspects of resort operations. He is a result-driven leader who has a strong proven record and most importantly, he shares the same strong value as the Delaware North family – deliver incredible guest experiences.”