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Tanoa Hotel Group new Appointments

Tanoa Hotel Group new Appointments
August 20
14:30 2017

Tanoa Hotel Group this week announced new managerial role.
Below are the new managers and their profile.

  • Narend Kumar – Area General Manager (Fiji)
    Having 25 years of rich hospitality experience, Narend is known to be highly articulate, exceptional in coaching/ mentoring and having an impressive record of streamlining operations to achieve high end results.
    Narend has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in the past few months to oversee the Tanoa International Hotel operations and also the other hotels in Fiji.
    Prior to joining the Group as the Hotel Manager for Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in 2007, Narend was employed with Novotel, Nadi and Shangri- La’s Fijian Resort.
  • Ashlyn Naicker – Hotel Manager, Tanoa Waterfront Hotel
    After graduating with a BSC in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Brigham Young University, Hawaii, Ashlyn began her journey with Tanoa Waterfront as a Graduate Trainee from 2007. She has effectively managed the Events team and made tremendous impact at Waterfront as an Assistant Hotel Manager since 2011.
    “My Dad’s dream has been to see me one day as a Hotel Manager, and I am glad that I have been able to fulfill this with Tanoa. I believe that as we have a desire to learn and increase our knowledge each day, we can achieve anything in life”she said after the announcement.
  • Jason Strickland – Area General Manager (Pacific Islands)
    Jason is a graduate from Intercontinental Hotel School, Sydney Australia with a Bachelor of Business.
    He joined Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in 2014 as General Manager and was later offered the role to manage Tanoa International Dateline Hotel. He has proven his business acumen by exceptionally managing the two offshore hotels.  Jason is known for his ability to swiftly blend in with the local culture and motivate/equip the team to deliver world class service
    Being an all-rounder in the hotel business, His laurels stem from his strong background in operational experience. Prior to joining Tanoa, Jason spent considerable number of years with local and international brands such as The Sofitel and Pacific Resort Aitutaki.
    In his new role Jason will continue to manage Tonga, work closely with the management team in Samoa and look to grow the Group further in the Pacific.
  • Mere Rakoroi – Group Sales Executive/ General Manager Tanoa Plaza Hotel
    Mere Rakoroi is another perfect example of homegrown talent. She commenced her career with Tanoa Plaza Hotel as a Front Office Attendant. Her commitment and perseverance enabled her to progressively rise in ranks on a yearly basis. She has led the team at Tanoa Plaza from 2008 as General Manager and continues to soar on the heights of success. Mere Rakoroi has taken the added responsibility of Group Sales Executive in addition to managing Tanoa Plaza Hotel and is enjoying her sales role for the Group.


Managing Director for the Tanoa Hotel Group, Rohit Reddy says “It is really pleasing to see that we have promoted from within our team, but also that all our people named above have stepped up and continued to demonstrate strong leadership skills.

“We at Tanoa pride ourselves on our people and it is very encouraging to see our people succeed, grow and develop further’.

“The four have been key players in enabling the group to excel in performance and take guest experience to the next level.”

The family owned business has strong values on recognising key talent and embracing every opportunity to help each other succeed.

With YP Reddy’s vision to groom local talent and the continued support for accelerated performance, no doubt this legacy will live on.

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