InterContinental Fiji Recruits Talented, Local Executives To Lead Sales Team

14th August 2023 (Natadola, Fiji): InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, the award-winning luxury resort on Fiji’s mainland, is proud to announce the appointment of two talented, local professionals to its sales team.

Sariza Shafique joins as the Director of Sales – Luxury & Leisure, whilst Walter Alexander has been appointed Director of Sales – MICE & Weddings.

Sariza Shafique brings over six years of experience in proactive and reactive sales within international hotel chains. She will be responsible for driving sales performance, expanding market share in luxury travel, and cultivating strong relationships with global consortia partners and luxury travel advisors. Sariza has previously held sales roles at Grand Pacific Hotel and across diverse industries in Suva.

Walter Alexander brings over 15 years of tourism experience, primarily in Groups & Events, including well-rounded expertise gained from working with prominent stakeholders in the Fijian tourism industry. For the past five years, Walter excelled as a Sales Manager within international hotel chains, specialising in MICE from Australia and New Zealand.

As the Director of Sales - MICE & Weddings at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, Walter will spearhead sales performance in these key segments while collaborating closely with the team to develop and execute the resort's group sales strategy for the upcoming years.

"We are excited to have young, talented Fijian leaders like Sariza and Walter join our team at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. Their knowledge and passion are a fantastic addition to our leadership team, who are committed to delivering unparalleled luxury guest experiences." commented Lachlan Walker, Area General Manager - South Pacific, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa and IHG Hotels & Resorts Fiji prioritise developing Fijian leaders and cultivating homegrown talent. The hospitality brand works to empower the next generation through opportunities to support and contribute to their communities, fostering a skilled workforce and preserving Fiji's cultural heritage.


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Notes to Editors

About the InterContinental Fiji Resort and Spa: 55-minutes from Nadi International Airport, an iconic luxury resort on beautiful Natadola Bay, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is designed to treat guests to an exclusive outer island experience on the mainland. Spread across 35 acres of tropical manicured landscapes, the Resort offers the facilities and services expected of a luxury international resort, including a luxury spa, three pools, a dive pool, an on-site dive centre, three restaurants & two bars, recreation and beach activities centre, volleyball, gym, and fitness centre and 18-hole championship golf course.

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