Wyndham Destinations Recognised at HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence

GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND (1 December 2020): Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific has been honoured at the HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence, which were held in Sydney over the weekend.

 

The HM Awards are the leading industry awards in the region and celebrate the best properties, departments, people, chains and brands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

 

Simon Tufrey, Director of Human Resources, was honoured with the HR Associate of the Year Award.

 

Simon is responsible for the overall Human Resources operations of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, comprising 28 resorts, corporate offices, sales sites and over 1,100 employees. He was recognised for his extraordinary leadership this year, including assisting to navigate the business through Australia’s Jobkeeper and Jobseeker subsidies and the NZ Wage Subsidy Scheme.

 

Simon also led the launch of a Mental Health Awareness program across the business this year. Through this program, more than 1,100 employees were directly exposed to guidance for managing their own mental wellbeing, as well as being able to identify when others may be struggling, and starting a meaningful conversation to help. Simon and his team have been praised for the initiative, and the opportune timing of its launch - during the uncertain months of the pandemic.

 

Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of International Operations for Wyndham Vacation Clubs, was Highly Commended in the Hotelier of the Year category.

 

PR & Communications Manager, Chris Logan, was Highly Commended in the Communications Associate category.

 

Club Wyndham Dinner Plain, Mt Hotham was Highly Commended in the Australian Lodge Category and Club Wyndham Denarau Island in Fiji was Highly Commended in the Fijian property category.