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Hopgood, Leslie, Anstey Honoured in Sydney

General Managers from Fijian resorts swept South Pacific honours in a major accommodation industry awards night in Sydney. The winners of the 2015 HM Awards for Accommodation Excellence were named
08 Sep 2015 10:18
Hopgood, Leslie, Anstey Honoured in Sydney
South Pacific general manager of the year,Peter Hopgood of Outrigger Beach Resort.

General Managers from Fijian resorts swept South Pacific honours in a major accommodation industry awards night in Sydney.

The winners of the 2015 HM Awards for Accommodation Excellence were named in front of a record 600 attendees at Sydney Town Hall last Friday night, with Peter Hopgood,, of Outrigger Beach Resort, named South Pacific general manager of the year.

Highly commended in this category were Mark Leslie, of Vomo Island Resort, and Steve Anstey, of Likuliku and Malolo Island Resorts.

The community work of Fijian properties was also honoured with the joint overall winners of the Service to the Community category Fiji’s Coral Coast Hotels (Sigatoka Hospital Maternity Ward) and AccorHotels Pacific (Accor Race to Survive Fiji for Cure Kids)

The HM Awards recognised the accommodation industry’s finest staff, properties, brands and chains across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

An award announcement said Mantra Group capped a huge day, taking home the Accommodation Chain of the Year honours just hours after being named in the ASX Top 200 Companies List.

Other major awards went to AccorHotels’ Michael Issenberg (Asia-Pacific Hotelier of the Year), IHG’s Karin Sheppard (Australasian Hotelier of the Year), Crown Towers Melbourne (Australasian Hotel of the Year), QT Hotels and Resorts (Brand of the Year), RACV Royal Pines Resort (Environmental Program), The Langham Sydney’s Sonia Lefevre (Australian General Manager), The Rees Hotel in Queenstown’s Mark Rose (New Zealand General Manager) and Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s Mr Hopgood (South Pacific General Manager).

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