News for the Hospitality Executive
Jim Heather Named General Manager of the 405 room Wyland
Which is being Rebranded a Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach
HONOLULU – March 6, 2009 - Barry Wallace, executive vice president of hospitality services for Outrigger Enterprises Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Heather as general manager of The Wyland Waikiki, which is being rebranded a Courtyard by Marriott this summer. Heather, who assumed his new duties on March 1st, will oversee the hotel’s transition over the next few months to the newly named Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach in addition to being responsible for all operational aspects of the 405-room hotel.
“Jim is a well-respected member of the Outrigger ‘ohana who brings a wealth of experience to his new position,” said Wallace. “His industry knowledge, keen management style and desire for the best in hospitality will ensure a successful transition to the Courtyard brand and ongoing leadership at the hotel.”
Heather began his career with Outrigger Enterprises Group in 1998 as
director of rooms for the Outrigger Guam Resort, where he played a key
role in the opening of the property. In 2002, he moved to Hawaii to join
Outrigger’s Condominium Collection as general manager of the Outrigger
Kanaloa at Kona resort condominium on Hawaii’s Big Island. Since 2004,
Heather has been general manager of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
in Honolulu. His experience in the hospitality industry also includes management
positions with Hilton Hotels in Guam and Crowne Plaza in Tokyo, Japan.
Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR
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