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Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. Named One of Best
Places to Work in Hawaii
NORTHBROOK, IL – January 24, 2007 – Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii in a highly prestigious annual competition. 

The third annual event honored Hawaiian businesses in its “Best Places To Work In Hawaii” program, sponsored by Hawaii Business Magazine, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, and Best Companies Group. This was the first year that Shell Management Hawaii entered the competition.

Twenty businesses were winners in the small/medium-size category and there were 15 winners in the larger group, as determined by the number of employees. With 300 employees, Shell Management Hawaii was honored in the large category. The actual ranking of the companies will be profiled and published in a special April 2007 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine. The organization does not release the total number of participants who entered to maintain the anonymity of the companies who do not make the final list. 

Participation in the program required each organization to go through a comprehensive two-part workplace assessment which involved surveying employers and employees, as well as taking an inventory of the company benefits, policies and offerings. This information obtained was processed and analyzed by Modern Think, LLC.  

The employees’ responses accounted for roughly two thirds of the assessment with the employer’s answers determining the remaining third of the assessment. 

With executive offices located in Kailua-Kona, Shell Management Hawaii directs the management of five vacation ownership resorts on the Hawaiian Islands developed by Shell Vacations LLC and now part of the Shell Vacations Club. 
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The Shell Management Hawaii team includes (left to right): Cintia Dutra, General Manager  of Kona Coast Resort; Linda Anthony, Regional Vice President Shell Management Hawaii; Denise Young, GM of Paniolo Greens; Susan Kelley, Senior Vice President of Shell Vacations Hospitality; Luanne Bongiorno, GM at the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai; Jasmine Lopez-Silva, GM of Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village and Malana deSilva General Manager of the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy.
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Founded in 1988, Shell Management Hawaii has grown steadily as Shell Vacations continues to develop resorts on the islands. Linda Anthony is the Regional Vice President of Shell Management Hawaii. Current resorts and their General Managers include: Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village, (Jasmine Lopez-Silva) and Kona Coast Resort (Cintia Dutra) on Kona, as well as Paniolo Greens in Waikola (Denise E. Young).  Malana de Silva heads management at the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy on Kauai and Luanne Bongiorno is the new GM at the Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai, located in Honolulu.  

Commented Sue Kelley, Senior Vice President of Shell Vacations Hospitality, which manages the other 18 Shell Vacations Club and affiliated resorts in North America under the Shell Vacations Hospitality name, “We are honored to receive this prestigious award, and equally proud to recognize that comments made by our employees provided a significant contribution to the judging process.  We pride ourselves on our deep commitment to all our employees and creating a motivating environment at each resort managed by Shell Vacations Hospitality. This recognition means a great deal to us and we appreciate the support of our employee team in Hawaii who provided the wonderful positive comments”. 

Adds Linda Anthony, "Not only are Shell Management Hawaii employees happy in their positions, they generally remain with the company for many years, with most employees averaging over five years with our organization.  We are proud to say that we have many employees who have been with us for 10+ years" 

Shell Vacations is one of the nation’s most respected independent vacation ownership developers with nearly 40 years of industry expertise. 

www.ShellVacationsClub.com
www.ShellVacationsHospitality.com

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Contact:

Susan Kelley at 847-564-4600 or
Marge Lennon at 239-482-3891

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Also See: Shell Vacations' Vino Bello Resort Opens in Napa / June 2006
Shell Vacations Club Purchases Units at Famed Ilikai Resort on Waikiki / April 2005

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