Press Release

Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection Appoints Nathan Decker As First U.S.-Based Director Of Sales

PACIFIC HARBOUR, FIJI (November 15, 2018)Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection, the quintessential South Pacific paradise set along the adventurous coastline of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, adds yet another leader to its distinguished hospitality team with the appointment of Nathan Decker as the first U.S.-based Director of Sales for the resort. A sanctuary for discovery, the all-villa boutique resort welcomes Decker’s energy and drive as he attracts leisure and group travelers to the destination and its unique outdoor exploits in the backdrop of Fiji’s lush tropical landscape. Nathan’s addition marks an exciting time for the property as it unveils 13 brand new contemporary Auberge Beach Villas next month.


“Nanuku is a dynamic resort that continues to attract various types of jetsetters and travel groups due to its ever-adapting roster of unique experiences and welcoming, attentive staff who connect with each and every Nanuku guest,” said Sascha Hemmann, General Manager of Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Nathan’s commitment to providing superior guest service underscores Auberge’s unparalleled standard of experience. We are delighted to have him join the Auberge family.”


A West Coast native who received his bachelor’s degree in Hotel Restaurant Management from California State Polytechnic University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon, Decker began his career as Director of National Accounts at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui in 2003. With eight years of veteran hospitality experience, Decker rose to the position of Director of Sales for Starwood Resorts of Maui and later, The St. Regis Princeville in Kauai. Most recently, he far exceeded sales quotas for two consecutive years as Director of Sales for The Resort at Paws Up in Montana.


“After a rewarding professional experience in the Montana countryside, I am thrilled to return to the Pacific where I can celebrate my passion for the coast by engaging guests in all that Fiji has to offer,” shared Decker. “Nanuku continually reinvents the Fijian adventure, and I am elated to be a part of the authentic and dynamic Auberge team.”


In his new role, Decker oversees all aspects of the resort’s sales and marketing from Los Angeles, California, where he is based. An avid outdoorsman who enjoys trail running, mountain biking, stand-up paddling, scuba diving, surfing, and snowboarding, Decker is a natural fit for Nanuku, whose one-of-a-kind outdoor programming such as Olympic-inspired rugby training, shark diving, waterfall hiking, and indigenous hunting makes it a standout Pacific destination for adventure-seeking travelers around the world.


Auberge Resorts Collection boasts a portfolio of unmatched resort experiences across the globe, including its only Fijian property, situated in the “Adventure Capital” of Pacific Harbour. Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection abuts a famed two-mile stretch of sand that provides unmatched year-round access to activities, including more than 50 unique “Auberge Adventures” such as camping on Nanuku’s own private island, beekeeping, mangrove replanting, and snorkeling the resort’s own coral reef. For those seeking romance and relaxation, Nanuku also offers a tranquil setting to enjoy intimate tree-top dining, yoga, local-inspired spa treatments, and world-class cuisine. With a stunning oceanfront location and warm ambiance, Nanuku’s setting offers an ideal locale for special celebrations, social events and destination weddings. With the introduction of 13 new, customizable luxury one-and two-bedroom Auberge Beach Villas in November 2018, Nanuku continues to raise the bar on custom hospitality and luxury in Fiji.


For reservations or more information about Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit or call 844-329-0453 (U.S. Toll Free) or 011-323-472-5433 (International). Follow Nanuku on Facebook at, Instagram at @nanukuresort, and Twitter at @NanukuFiji.



About Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection

Heralding a new era for Fiji tourism and taking the destination’s luxury resort offering to levels previously unseen, Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection is the first all-villa boutique resort to be built on the main island of Viti Levu. Nanuku’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, Waterfall Terra Treking, world-class surfing and cage-less bull shark diving. Nanuku is the proud recipient of a TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and a ‘Fiji Excellence in Tourism’ Award and in 2017 was named as one of the top 20 best resorts in the Australia and South Pacific region in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The resort is currently expanding its accommodation offering with the addition of 13 new luxury one and two-bedroom Auberge Beach Villas, which when complete and ready for guests this year will further cement Nanuku’s position and overall product delivery at the very top of Fiji luxury resort listings.


About Auberge Resorts Collection 

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each Auberge property possesses a unique individuality, 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, Calistoga Ranch and Solage, Napa Valley; Esperanza and Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; Madeline Hotel and Element 52, Telluride, Colorado; Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica; Mukul, Guacalito, Nicaragua; the Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Conn.; White Barn Inn & Spa, Kennebunk, Maine; the Vanderbilt Hotel, Newport, R.I.; Grace Santorini and Mykonos, Greece; Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, Fort Lauderdale (opening Autumn 2018); The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City, Utah (opening Spring 2019); Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico (opening Summer 2019); Mauna Lani, Hawaii (opening late 2019); Commodore Perry Estate, Austin; and Susurros del Corazon, Punta de Mita, Mexico (opening 2020), with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.


About The Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is comprised of a consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Adventures. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit


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