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Naviti Makes Two Senior Executive Appointments

Naviti Makes Two Senior Executive Appointments
Mikalele Legei walking to Labasa Hospital from Tuatua with his two daughters, Maria Lisi (standing) and Adi Mere, on January 23, 2019. Photo:Shratika Naidu
September 26
09:28 2014

The Naviti Resort on the Coral Coast, a part of the Warwick Group, has announced two senior executive appointments.

John Duxbury is the resort’s new general manager. Mosese Virivirilau was promoted to the role of resort manager after many years of great service to the resort.

Mr Duxbury has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of finance and hotel management.

He previously served as general and area manager for various resorts and hotels in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Area general manager of Warwick International Hotels Fiji, Dean Swaagman, said: “John has a very sound background in project management including hotel renovations and refurbishments.

“He will add tremendous value to the resort as it prepares to undergo extensive upgrading of its rooms and facilities in 2015.”

Mr Swaagman said Mr Duxbury would endeavour to steer the Naviti Resort towards continued growth and success.

He also stated that Warwick International Hotels is proud to announce the promotion of Mr Virivirilau to the position of resort manager.

Mr Virivirilau is from Lokia, Rewa and previously held senior management positions at the Naviti Resort.

These included Front Office manager, Duty manager, Rooms Division’s manager and Assistant Resort Manager. He has been the driving force in the day-to-day operations of Naviti Resort over the years.

Mr Swaagman said such a position in one of the Warwick International Hotels premium resorts in Fiji reflects the company’s aim of building and strengthening capacity of its local team.

Mr Virivirilau’s contribution reflected in the outstanding success that Naviti has received in the succession of awards over years.

This included The Naviti Resort receiving the 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for families, and also the 2014 “Holiday with Kids” Top 5 Favourite Family Resort in Fiji.




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