Nanuku Auberge Resort has recruited high profile Fijian marine scientist Kelly Dawn Bentley to manage all activity revolving around the luxury resort’s ‘Planet Auberge’ environmental program.
Announcing Ms Bentley’s appointment, General Manager, Sascha Hemmann said her focus would revolve around the resort’s coral planting, reef conservation, Mangrove replanting and shore protection activity.
She will also be very hands-on with Nanuku’s turtle conservation activity, which all guests staying at the resort can readily play a role in.
A Fijian national, Ms Bentley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science from the University of the South Pacific.
She has also coordinated local mangrove restoration and reforestation projects and is well known on both a local school and community basis for her work in building awareness on climate change, marine pollution, mangrove and coral reef conservation.
“Each one of us here at Nanuku, and especially our local staff, all fully understand the importance of delivering a quality product but more importantly a quality product in a natural setting with meaningful experiences,” Mr Hemmann said.
“We know our guests are very sensitive to environmental issues and the impact tourism can have on the locations and communities they visit.
“Having Kelly and her incredible knowledge and drive on the team will play a major part in our being able to enhance what we already have in hand as a part of the ‘Planet Auberge’ program.
Pictured – Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s resident marine scientist, Kelly Dawn Bentley
About ‘Planet Auberge’
Auberge Resort’s commitment to responsible luxury is an inherent part of the company’s DNA and extends from its brand pillars into the way that it builds, operates and maintains its resort properties. Through the company-wide program ‘Planet Auberge’ portfolio, resorts are able to launch targeted initiatives focused on minimising the property footprint, improving the surrounding environment and communities while simultaneously enhancing the guest experience.
About Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji
Heralding a new era for Fiji tourism and taking the destination’s luxury resort offering to levels previously unseen, Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island of Viti Levu. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s location in the heart of the Pacific Coast, aka ‘Fiji’s Adventure Capital’ presents guests with access to myriad activities ranging from golf, zip lining, white water rafting, surfing and diving. Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and a ‘Fiji Excellence in Tourism’ Award. Like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/Nanuku-Auberge-Resort.
About Auberge Resorts Collection:
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.
(Source: Press Release Released on behalf of Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji 30 May 2017)
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