Resort appoints Mary-Louise Corcoran as new Resort Manager
29th November 2022 (Natadola, Fiji): The iconic InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is excited to announce the appointment of Mary-Lou Corcoran as Resort Manager of the luxury property situated on one of the best beaches in Fiji, Natadola Beach. Mary-Lou joins the Fijian Resort from her role as the General Manager of Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge in Tasmania, Australia.
Australian-born Mary-Lou brings over thirty years of hotel, gaming, project management and parliamentary experience to Fiji to her new role. Mary-Lou started her hospitality career with Lasseters Casino in Alice Springs, and her dynamic career journey took her throughout Australia, Auckland, Indonesia and Vanuatu.
Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, InterContinental Hotels Group, said: "We are delighted to have Mary-Lou on board at our flagship property in Fiji. Her extensive management experience, strategic focus on the guest experience and passion for exceptional service will be key to the Resort's success in the coming years. We are pleased to welcome her to her new home, and I look forward to working closely with her".
Before her most recent role, Mary-Lou held the position of General Manager overseeing the AU$45 million redevelopment of the Bridgeport Hotel in South Australia, which has one hundred rooms, six bars, three restaurants, three meeting rooms and a gaming room. Mary-Lou has also held General Manager roles at Kangaroo Island in South Australia and Alice Springs for the 1834 Hotel Group.
“I am delighted to join InterContinental Fiji, an iconic and exciting property that combines luxury with authentic, soul-enriching Fijian hospitality. I look forward to working closely with such an experienced and dynamic team,” commented Mary-Lou Corcoran, Resort Manager InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa.
In contrast to working in hotels, Mary-Lou has multi-industry experience for nine years, taking on key government roles in the South Australian Parliament; Personal Assistant to the Deputy Speaker of the House, Ministerial Advisor, Chief of Staff and Director of Caucus Communications for the Premier of South Australia. Mary-Lou also had the privilege of serving as the Mayor of the City of Victor Harbour from 2006 to 2010.
Mary-Lou has always contributed to the industry in her career, being a part of the various associations and bodies in each destination she has worked in; Tourism Kangaroo Island, Tourism Central Australia, National Sea Change Task Force and the Regional Development Australia Board, to name a few.
Mary-Lou has always had a passion for sports outside of work, loving the interaction with team sports and the great outdoors, Hockey, Softball, Tennis, Football & Netball. With a focus on coaching and training school teams that her three beautiful children were involved.
For more information, please visit www.fiji.intercontinental.com or social media @InterConFiji.
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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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