News for the Hospitality Executive
William “Bill” Henderson Appointed VP of Development
of Aqua Hotels
WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii - October 29, 2007 - Aqua Hotels & Resorts recently announced that William “Bill” Henderson has joined the company as Vice President of Development.
“This new position was created to increase expansion and growth of the Aqua Brand,” said Mike Paulin, owner and CEO of Aqua Hotels Resorts. “We are very fortunate to have Bill on board. His outstanding history of hospitality successes in Hawaii, including a long association with Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, is unrivaled.”
Henderson will focus on adding hotels to Aqua’s three brands: Aqua Lite – representing the company’s value product, Aqua Boutique – select group of affordable upscale properties and Aqua Elite – high-design, high-service boutique hotels.
Immediately prior to joining Aqua Hotels, Henderson provided consulting services for the Ocean Network (a new "start up" television channel in Hawaii), particularly focused on developing relationships with various groups involved in advocacy for Hawaii’s oceans and reefs, including National Ocean and Atmospheric Condition (NOAA), Castle Foundation, Coconut Island, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Henderson brings over 30 years of marketing and development expertise
to Aqua. His resume includes positions as immediate past VP Business
Development for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts where he planned and led
diversification effort that resulted in transformation of a company that
operated 20 hotels (18 in Waikiki) with 7,000 rooms in Hawaii, to
a Pacific-wide regional chain with 55 hotels/resorts open or under construction,
with more than 12,000 rooms throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Australia,
New Zealand, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Majuro, French Polynesia, and Bali.
He has a distinguished military service record, having served in the
U. S. Marine Corps as Captain - Infantry and Intelligence and awarded the
Silver Star, Navy Commendation Medal w/ combat V, Presidential Unit Citation
and Navy Unit Citation.
“There are numerous opportunities throughout Hawaii and Bill knows exactly
what Aqua is looking for to complement our portfolio,” added Paulin.
“His development acumen and invaluable relationships in the business community
are sure to advance Aqua’s growth objectives as Hawaii’s only boutique
|Also See:||Elizabeth Churchill Named VP Sales & Marketing for Aqua Hotels / May 2007|