Leading Family Resort award for tourist property

Stunning gold sunset over the horizon at the InterContinental Fiji Gold Resort & Spa. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa scooped the Australasia’s Leading Family Resort award at the Oscars of the travel and tourism industry — the prestigious 2018 Annual World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony which was held on September 3 at the InterContinental Grand Standford Hong Kong.

In a press statement issued this week, the Natadola property said since it began operations in May 2009, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has cemented its position as a premium holiday destination for guests of all ages with its ‘sincere commitment to excellence and enhanced luxurious guest experiences in the travel industry.’

Andrew Davidson, Area general manager South Pacific at the InterContinental Fiji said specially designed resort facilities and recreational spaces allowed for personalised service, relaxed luxury and maximum comfort that contributed to making any family holiday truly exceptional.

He said these included the resort’s signature Planet Trekkers childcare facility, child amenities and dining experiences — with Natadola Bay as the perfect location for sun, sand, surf, snorkelling and other outdoor activities.

“Our Fijian family is well known for our unconditional and welcoming warmth when taking care of families that arrive on our shores,” he said.

“To ensure that we offer the best possible experience, our childcare attendants and nannies are trained by Australian Child Wise experts to provide an exciting and fun — yet very safe environment for younger guests to enjoy.”

Mr Davidson added that understanding the needs of discerning younger guests, the InterContinental Hotels Group also has a specially designed nutritional children’s menu and an engaging Planet Trekkers mobile app to excite children before, during and after their trip.

“To achieve this recognition on a continental level is a fantastic honour.

“This is testimony to how our team endeavours to deliver seamless service and make every guest encounter truly special; from our executive chef personally ensuring that any dietary request is catered for, to our recreations team regaling families with their personal insight into Fiji’s unique culture and history.”

Heralded as the “travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s” by the Wall Street Journal, The World Travel Awards were launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry and are now in their 25th year.

Recipients of these awards are reputed to be the finest in luxury and travel offerings in the travel industry.

One of two iconic Fijian hotels owned by the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) that is managed by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa provides services that go beyond the world-renowned Fijian warmth and hospitality to give guests authentic, enriching experiences and insights into the Fijian culture and way of life.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa overlooks the azure waters of Natadola Beach — voted by CNN as one of the best beaches in the world, and Fiji’s finest beach.

The resort is part of the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) with more than 5000 properties and 744,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries under the InterContinental brand.

The InterContinental brand has been pioneering new international destinations for decades, expanding into over 60 countries in every corner of the world.

Today, with more than 180 hotels and resorts internationally, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts is the world’s largest luxury hotel brand.

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