The Fiji Times » Hotel group announces new appointment

The new Regional Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue – South Pacific at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) South Pacific will be responsible for leading the commercial team to drive performance and deliver strong results across IHG’s four properties in the South Pacific.

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Hotels and Resorts in Fiji yesterday announced the appointment of Akshay Singh as its new director.

A press release from the resort said Mr Singh was an experienced professional with over 14 years of knowledge in commercial roles in the hospitality industry and leading various sales and marketing teams in regional contexts.

“I am thrilled to be part of the IHG family. The premium InterContinental brand is redefining premium luxury, with Holiday Inn being an iconic brand that is the most recognized hotel brand in the world.

“During my time here, I will work alongside the dynamic commercial team to ensure IHG Hotels South Pacific leads the way for commercial success as we grow our footprint in Fiji and the Pacific,” said said Mr. Singh.

He joined IHG as Cluster Commercial Manager at Hilton, handling the DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge and Hilton Garden Inn Albany.

He was also Group Director of Sales and Marketing for Raffe Hotels & Resorts in Nadi, Fiji, overseeing Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel.

Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, IHG, said, “We are extremely excited and thrilled to have Akshay join the IHG team in the South Pacific.

His core areas of expertise include creating and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies, targeted customer satisfaction, excellence in revenue goals, and tracking financial success for optimized performance.

His penchant for resort hotels stems from his love for Fiji and the genuineness of Fijian hospitality unmatched anywhere in the world.”

He said Mr. Singh’s proven business and commercial experience extended to previous roles; Group Managing Director – Sales and 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 Flight Center Travel Group for over five years.

Mr. Singh holds a Commerce degree, a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Accounting, and a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management.

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