Two Senior Roles Filled at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island

NADI, FIJI (13 FEBRUARY 2018) – Wyndham Resort Denarau Island is pleased to announce the appointment of Wesley Biutanaseva to the position of Assistant Resort Manager and Owen Ealden to the position of Director of Food and Beverage.


I am pleased to announce the appointment of these two key members of our leadership team. Both have a strong track record of high performance and bring a broad range of skills and extensive experience to the resort,” said Brad Downton, General Manager Wyndham Resort Denarau Island.


Raised in Suva before moving to Hawaii to study hospitality management, Mr Biutanaseva joins Wyndham Denarau Island Resort after working in leadership roles at the Hyatt Place Boise/Downtown Idaho, Mesquite Holiday Inn Express Nevada and Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, Provo, Utah in the USA.


“I am delighted to join Wyndham Denarau Island and especially this great team. I am excited to bring my experience and am looking forward to working with staff to make holiday dreams come true for our valued guests by helping to foster a strong service orientated culture,” said Mr Biutanaseva.   


The resort’s newly appointed Director of Food and Beverage, Owen Ealden has served in leadership roles at Komandoo Island Resort and Spa in the Maldives and Kudadoo Private Island by Hurwalhi in the Maldives where he served as Food and Beverage Director. Prior to that he worked in numerous resorts and hotels across Asia Pacific and Europe as Executive Chef. 


The multi-award winning Wyndham Resort Denarau Island is one of the largest and most popular resorts in the WorldMark South Pacific Cub collection, the region’s largest timeshare club with close to 60,000 members. It features a host of facilities including a Mamacita Restaurant & Bar, The Beach Shack café and bar, mobile coffee cart, and swim up pool bars at the lagoon style swimming pool and adults only pool. The resort also boasts a children’s pool, day spa, gym, beach club, games room and 24-hour reception.


“These are exciting times for Wyndham Resort Denarau Island. I am very proud to be joining a great team with who I can share my experiences to develop our dining venues and introduce some exciting new concepts to the resort,” said Mr Ealden.