Monday, 18 October 2021 22:14

Gordon joins Edgewater Resort & Spa and Club Raro

Heather Gordon Heather Gordon

Island Hotels Group has appointed Heather Gordon to the new position of director of sales and marketing for its Cook Island properties Edgewater Resort & Spa and Club Raro.

Based in Auckland Gordon will oversee the resorts’ sales and marketing activities including conference and incentive, special interest groups, wholesale and leisure.

Her extensive resort sales and marketing experience includes almost ten years in Fiji at Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Hilton Fiji, Warwick Fiji and most recently as the pre-opening director of sales & marketing at Pullman Nadi Bay at Wailoaloa.  Previously in New Zealand Heather held sales and marketing roles with The George Christchurch, Queenstown Convention Bureau, Huka Lodge and Regent Auckland.

Andrew Whittaker, ceo of Island Hotels Group, says

“We are excited to have Heather on board as part of our team. Her wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry especially the Pacific Islands will be of great advantage to the Island Hotels properties. She will work with the resort-based Sales and Marketing Manager Emile Kairua and the management teams of both resorts as Island Hotels Group continues to invest in the properties and develop further opportunities within the Cook Islands.”.

Both Island Hotels Group properties are located in prime waterfront locations in Rarotonga close to the Avarua township and the international airport. 

The long-established Edgewater Resort & Spa, with its wide and spectacular beach frontage, offers accommodation for all travellers and budgets.  The 282 rooms range from entry level garden view to newly refurbished garden superior and lagoon view rooms, to beachfront and three bedroomed fully self-contained villas ideal for families or groups of friends.  The resort offers a kids club, day spa, ocean facing wedding and event deck, conference room, tennis courts, activity centre, two restaurants and features the iconic twice weekly “Island Umukai Feast and Cultural Dance Show”.

Club Raro with 85 rooms offers a friendly, relaxed, boutique experience with a front sea view of the Pacific Ocean.  Garden view, poolside and ocean view rooms provide a range of affordable accommodation. “Jalapeños” restaurant is the place for casual dining with infused flavours of the South Pacific including herbs and chillies from the resort gardens.  Colourful tropical cocktails are on offer at the resort’s swim up pool bar.