Leon Thomson has been appointed Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Fiji Complex that includes Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas, The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa and Sheraton Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island.
Thomson is a hotelier with over 28 years’ experience in sales, marketing, management and operations, working for a range of hotels across Australia and internationally. Prior to taking on this role, Leon was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, and before joining Marriott International he worked for several hotel groups including Watermark Hotel Group, Fairmont Resort (AccorHotels) and Hyatt.
“We are delighted to welcome Leon to the complex team, where he will play an integral role in the success of our properties in Denarau and Tokoriki Island in Fiji,” said Sean Hunt, Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. “Leon’s wealth of experience and intimate knowledge of the industry will be instrumental in driving his teams forward to achieve business objectives, while also strengthening the competitive position of the hotels as leading properties in Fiji.”
Thomson will be responsible for overseeing and driving the marketing strategies for all four hotels plus the Denarau International Golf and Racquet Club, whilst also providing training, support and guidance to maximise the talent and booking potential of his complex sales team.
The company held its inaugural Destination Fiji by Marriott International event at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park last week and, as the largest hotel operator in Fiji, says its plans to make Destination Fiji an annual event.