Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji staff

Staffing levels at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji has now exceeded a record 600 employees.

With the introduction of new guest’s services, such as the Meimei Nannies, Teen Activities, Talai Butlers and Spa Therapists the resort has been able to recruit an additional 300 staff over the last three years.

Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji General Manager, Peter Hopgood, said that one of his greatest achievements since his appointment in 2009 has been to provide an extra 300 jobs to local unemployed youth. 

“As the resort business has grown, it has allowed us to create new roles,” he said. “Every three months we go out to our local communities and offer employment opportunities to the unemployed youth.

“The wonderful thing about the Fijian people is their warmth and genuine friendly nature which is exactly what we look for in the hospitality industry – all they require is some technical training,” Hopgood said.

Over the past three years the resort has seen considerable growth in occupancies and guest satisfaction and he said this pattern was forecast to continue in the coming years.

In addition to the family market, the resort is also extremely popular for all-inclusive destination weddings with over 250 weddings booked for this calendar year.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management

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