Resort Maintenance Manager Honored with Global Environmental Award

HOBART, TAS (13, February 2019) – A maintenance manager from Hobart, Australia has been bestowed with a significant global environmental award. Nathan Costelloe, Maintenance Manager at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach, has been awarded the 2018 Wyndham Destinations Caught Green Handed Award.


With over 25,000 employees worldwide, a global presence in 110 countries, more than 200 vacation ownership resorts and 4,300 plus affiliated exchange properties, Wyndham Destinations
(NYSE: WYND) is the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company. The company’s Caught Green Handed Award recognises individuals across the company who go the extra mile to take action to improve its overall environmental footprint.


“I am honoured to receive this award. I am passionate about sustainability and protecting our planet for future generations. I hope that as a resort team we can continue to make a positive difference to the environment and the local community,” said Mr Costelloe.


“This is the second year in a row a resort manager from our Asia Pacific region has been honoured with this global accolade,” said Ben Perkins, Sustainability Manager Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific.  “We are immensely proud of Nathan along with numerous members of our team who make sustainability a daily priority and have made significant changes for the better at their resorts and work environments. Each one of us is empowered to make a difference, and Nathan is a great example of this.”


Mr Costelloe was recognised for his environmental efforts at the resort including repurposing  leftover timber from a pool deck refurbishment to build screens in the resort dining room, along with a bird-viewing platform. He has also set up a native nursery onsite and implemented a food waste recycling program.


To recognise his efforts, Mr Costelloe will have a native rainforest tree planted in his honour in Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The park is one of two remaining habitats for Sumatran orangutans.


Ramada Seven Mile Beach is an eco-inspired resort located right opposite Seven Mile Beach.  Situated in a bushland setting, the resort features native gardens, resident wallabies and expansive grounds that reflect the rugged beauty of southern Tasmania. The resort offers a host of facilities along with stylish and spacious one, two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments, plus Grand and Presidential Suites. Ramada Seven Mile Beach is also an accommodation provider to the WorldMark South Pacific Club, one of Wyndham Destinations’ six timeshare clubs and the South Pacific’s largest with close to 60,000 owner families.