of Facility Operations at Outrigger's Embassy Suites
Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk
|Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. has filled two
key management positions on its opening team for the Embassy Suites
Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk, a new all-suite hotel that is part of the company's $460 million Waikiki Beach Walk redevelopment. The hotel, which is owned by Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, will be operated by Outrigger under a franchise agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation, parent company of Embassy Suites Hotels.
Joining General Manager Robert Yeoman in the exciting task of opening Waikiki's first nationally branded all-suite hotel is Sun Bee, the newly named Director of Sales & Marketing, and Dennis Maher, Director of Facility Operations.
As Director of Sales and Marketing, Bee is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive internal and external sales and marketing strategies and related plans to maximize market share, revenue and occupancy growth for this soon-to-open hotel.
Bee joins the Embassy team from her most recent position as Regional
Market Director-Hawaii, Asia and Pacific for Orbitz.com, a leading online
travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad
array of travel products over the worldwide web.
Bee holds a Bachelor's degree in Travel Industry Management from Hawaii Pacific University.
As Director of Facility Operations, Maher is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all resort complex facilities of the new Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs.
Maher has over 10 years of construction and remodeling experience. He most recently was Director of Engineering at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, where he coordinated a major $30 million renovation of the property. Prior to that, Maher served as chief engineer for the Aston Waikiki Shore and the Aston Coconut Plaza, as well as assistant chief engineer for the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower.
Maher is a certified engineering operations executive by the American Hotel Motel Association. He also is a certified pool manager by the National Swimming Pool Foundation and a licensed boiler plant operator by the International Society of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. He recently served as President of the Hawaii Hospitality Association Engineers Advisory Council.
About the Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk
When it opens in late 2006, the Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk
will be Waikiki's first nationally branded all-suite hotel. The 880 standard
hotel rooms of the former OHANA Waikiki Village and OHANA Waikiki Tower
hotels are being converted into the two-tower, 421-suite Embassy Suites
Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk.
The Embassy Suites Hotel will be an integral part of Outrigger Enterprises'
Waikiki Beach Walk project. This $460 million, 7.9-acre
The project is expected to open in late 2006.
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is a family-owned and operated company deeply committed to providing authentic island hospitality in premiere destinations throughout the Pacific. Each Outrigger property embraces the local culture to create a true sense of place for guests. Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and OHANA Hotels & Resorts are divisions of Outrigger Enterprises, Inc., Hawaii's largest locally owned hospitality-company.
Embassy Suites Hotels is a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,200 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties.
Nancy Daniels, APR
|Also See:||Outrigger Renovating the OHANA Waikiki Village and OHANA Waikiki Tower into the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk; Robert H. Yeoman Appointed General Manager / March 2005|
|Outrigger Enterprises Breaks Ground On Waikiki Beach Walk / April 2005|