News for the Hospitality Executive
Robert McConnell Named General Manager
of Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, OAHU – Mary 25, 2010 - Barry Wallace, executive vice president of hospitality services for Outrigger Enterprises Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert McConnell as general manager of Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, effective July 1. In his new position, McConnell will oversee all aspects of the 524-room hotel, including operations, front office administration, housekeeping, engineering and guest services. McConnell joins the Outrigger Waikiki following five years as general manager of two Outrigger affiliate properties, the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel and Best Western The Plaza Hotel, where he oversaw multiple renovation phases and re-branded the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel.
A proven hospitality professional with a strong work ethic and well-honed leadership skills, McConnell brings more than 20 years of management experience in the hospitality industry. He joined Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in May 1988 and has worked in a succession of management positions at various Outrigger properties in Hawaii, including night auditor, relief manager, assistant hotel manager, general manager, and group manager. McConnell also brings several years of international hotel experience, having served as general manager of several of Outrigger’s Pacific resorts in the Marshall Islands, Palau, and Fiji.
McConnell is a Certified Rooms Division Executive and a Certified Hotel Administrator through the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association. In 1996 and 1997, he was the recipient of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts’ prestigious President’s Award.
About the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach
The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach is a deluxe and gracious Hawaiian hotel located directly on the sands of world-famous Waikiki Beach in the heart of exciting Waikiki. The 524-room property features three restaurants including the famed Duke's Waikiki, Chuck's Steakhouse and Hula Grill Waikiki; the popular Society of Seven cabaret show, shops, meeting rooms, and exceptional displays of Hawaiian artifacts and artwork throughout the property. For more information, log on at www.outriggerwaikiki.com.
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Courtyard® by Marriott®, Best Western® and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development nearly 50 properties with close to 12,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Fiji, Bali, Phuket, Thailand, and Hainan, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
Nancy Daniels, APR, PR Director
|Also See:||Outrigger Hotels Announces Key Appointments for its two Beachfront Hotels in Waikiki/January 2005|
|The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach Completes $15 million Renovation of 530 rooms / January 2004|