Brad Downton appointed as New General Manager
Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Downton as General Manager of Wyndham Resort Denarau Island in Fiji.
A division of Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND), the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests in the Asia Pacific region and serves more than 57,000 vacation owners in the WorldMark South Pacific Club.
Matt Taplin, Senior Vice President Hotel & Resort Operations, Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific said Brad brings a broad range of skills to the role and experience which spans the industry.
“Brad is extensively experienced at all major aspects of hotel leadership, including food and beverage, revenue management, sales, promotions and property maintenance, and he has a talent for building the capacity of his teams to achieve significant goals,” he said.
“Crucially, Brad has a track record of working with local communities, implementing sustainability initiatives and taking on board customer feedback to make real and noticeable improvements to overall customer experience. This success has been borne out in the awards and accolades he has achieved in recent years.”
Brad comes to the Denarau Island resort, one of the premier properties in the WorldMark South Pacific Club collection, after working in leadership roles at the Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, managed by Hilton, and the Warwick Fiji, where he led a team of 450 staff as General Manager.
Brad was the recipient of the Fiji Business Excellence award for 2014, 2016 and 2017. He has also managed to help the businesses he has led attain numerous Trip Advisor accolades.
A career hospitality professional, Brad has worked in leadership roles within the hospitality industry since 1995, at hotels and resorts across Australia, the South Pacific and the United Kingdom.
Wyndham Resort Denarau Island is one of the largest and most popular resorts in the WorldMark South Pacific Cub collection. Brad will lead a team of almost 300 staff at the oceanfront property, which features a host of facilities including a large lagoon style swimming pool, an adults only pool, a children’s pool, day spa, gym, restaurant and bar, pool bar and café, beach club, games room and 24-hour reception.