Raffe Hotels & Resorts announces exciting changes to Weddings

Raffe Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that Nirtika Maharaj has joined Raffe Hotels & Resorts as the new Group Wedding Sales Coordinator. In her role, Nirtika will be responsible for all wedding related communications with guests, travel agents and wedding specialists as well as liaising with the Operations teams of each Resort to deliver the perfect wedding experience for our Brides & Grooms.

Nirtika has extensive experience in the hospitality industry within Fiji and was most recently the Wedding Coordinator for Mana Island Resort for several years. Prior to this she has had Reservations roles at various iconic Fijian properties including a stint at Raffe Hotels & Resorts prior to 2009.

Nirtika began her role with Raffe Hotels & Resorts on the 19th of August 2019.

Raffe Hotels & Resorts is also pleased to announce that as of 1 October 2019, Nirtika will personally meet all Brides & Grooms upon arrival into Fiji and accompany them to the Registry Office to apply for their wedding license. For guests transferring to Plantation Island Resort & Lomani Island Resort straight away, Nirtika will then escort them to Port Denarau Marina so that they can catch their boat to the island.

We are excited to welcome Nirtika to the Raffe Hotels & Resorts family, although she has worked with us before so we are actually welcoming her home. She has demonstrated a great passion for weddings and is well known amongst our trade partners both locally and overseas” states Akshay Singh, Director of Sales & Marketing for Raffe Hotels & Resorts. “We are also pleased to start meeting Brides & Grooms of Plantation Island Resort & Lomani Island Resort upon arrival into Fiji. It can be daunting to have to find a local office in an unknown country, so we want to ensure that our guests are at peace and feel take care of in the lead up to their special day.”

For more information and/or images, please contact:

Lisa Costello
Group Sales Manager
Raffe Hotels & Resorts
P: +61 416 764 649
E: gsm@raffehotels.com

Raffe Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that Chef Mohammed Arun has joined Raffe Hotels & Resorts as the new Group Executive Chef.

Chef Mo’s role as Group Executive Chef sees him responsible for leading and supporting the kitchen management teams across all three Raffe Hotels & Resorts properties, to develop and deliver consistently enjoyable and quality dining experiences in Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel.

Chef Mo brings a wealth of experience to this role and the group, and has joined Raffe Hotels & Resorts from his most recent role as Executive Chef for the Grand Pacific Hotel. Prior to returning to Fiji for the GPH role, Chef Mo has held Executive Chef roles at the Coral Sea Hotel (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea), the Stamford Plaza Hotel (Auckland, NZ) and Iguacu Restaurant and Bar in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour.

Chef Mo is the proud recipient of many awards and accolades, including numerous New Zealand Culinary Fare Kitchen awards, the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Hallmark of Excellence Award, New Zealand Metro Top 20 Restaurant awards and, for three consecutive years, the “Entertainment Gold Award” for Best Fine Dining Restaurant and has also represented NZ/Fiji culinary judging panels many a time.

Chef Mo began his role with Raffe Hotels & Resorts on the 13th of May 2019.

For more information and/or images, please contact:
Lisa Costello
Group Sales Manager
Raffe Hotels & Resorts
P: +61 416 764 649
E: gsm@raffehotels.com

Raffe Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce that Susan Harper has joined Raffe Hotels & Resorts as the new Group Director of Human Resources & Training.

Susan has extensive experience in Fiji having previously worked as the Director of Human Resources for Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa and the Human Resources Manager for Six Senses Fiji, as part of their pre-opening team. Susan has also held various HR and hospitality roles in Australia and New Zealand and brings a wealth of international experience to the business.

Raffe Hotels & Resorts CEO Bradley Robinson states “Over the past few years we have continued our journey toward becoming one of Fiji’s most preferred employers. We are very fortunate to have Susan come on board at this important time, to capitalise on the great work already done and to continue to evolve our strategic HR activities. Susan’s unique mix of international HR training and skills, coupled with long-term Fiji experience, is a perfect fit for our organisation.”

Susan began her role on the 1st of March 2019 and leads a team that provides HR services to the three Resorts & Hotels in the Group – Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort & Fiji Gateway Hotel.

For more information and/or images, please contact:

Lisa Costello
Group Sales Manager
Raffe Hotels & Resorts
P: +61 416 764 649
E: gsm@raffehotels.com