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Let’s Go Local: Mamanuca, Laucala On Top List For Labasa Hotel Owner

Iqbal Hussein, owner of Labasa Waterfront Hotel, believes that if anyone wants to achieve something in life, nothing will stop him. The 51-year-old originally from Tabia, Labasa was a secondary
16 Sep 2021 10:30
Let’s Go Local: Mamanuca, Laucala On Top List For Labasa Hotel Owner
The Exclusive 7 Star Laucala Island Resort with insert of Iqbal Hussein, owner of Labasa Waterfront Hotel.

Iqbal Hussein, owner of Labasa Waterfront Hotel, believes that if anyone wants to achieve something in life, nothing will stop him.

The 51-year-old originally from Tabia, Labasa was a secondary school teacher for 11 years.

After resigning, he joined Merchant Finance as a loan officer where he worked for seven years.

The father-of-two children then opened his soap making business, Global Manufacturing Limited in Labasa which lasted for 12 years before it was shut down due to high operational costs.

He never stopped there.

“Seven years ago I bought the Riverview Hotel and changed the name to Labasa Waterfront Hotel,” he said.

“At the same time I bought a 300 acre farm and invested into a large scale livestock farming business.”

 

An island in the Mamanucas.

An island in the Mamanucas.

What is one place in Fiji you would take friends to, and why?
Mamanuca Islands.

I have seen photos of it and it is truly beautiful.

 

What is your favourite backyard spot, and why?
Seven years ago I invested in livestock farming at Coqeloa in Labasa.

This is where I spend most of the time looking after different animals which gives me great satisfaction.

 

Tell us about your favourite spot for a coffee/pie and why?
I don’t drink coffee and neither have tea breaks or pie.

What matters to me is getting the job done.

 

Famous Hollywood singer and actor, Ludacris stayed at Laucala Island Resort with his wife recently.

Famous Hollywood singer and actor, Ludacris stayed at Laucala Island Resort with his wife.

What is one local destination on your bucket list, and why?
Laucala Island Resort.

I have heard a lot about its services and would like to visit once the border reopens.

 

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



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