David Harrison Gilmour
The Wakaya Club
David Gilmour is founder of the South Pacific Hotel Corporation (SPHC), the largest hotel chain in the South Pacific. Gilmour is also the founder of FIJI Water LLC, and received the U.S. State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) in recognition of its growth, success and philanthropic efforts.
In 1972, Gilmour purchased the 2,200-acre island of Wakaya and with his wife, Jill, opened The Wakaya Club, an exclusive resort on the island. The club, designed and decorated by Jill, is a four-time winner of Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report’s Grand Hideaway Award. His most recent endeavor is a media company, VIV Publishing LLC, whose first product is the all-digital VIV magazine.