News for the Hospitality Executive
MAUI, Hawaii, Aug. 30, 2010 - The Landmark Hotels Group has been appointed as the new operator and management company for Makena Beach & Golf Resort.
The 1800 acre resort is now owned by a group of investors led by a subsidiary of AREA Property Partners, Honolulu based Trinity Investments, LLC and Stanford Carr Development, LLC.
Landmark has a long history in Maui, having built and managed The Embassy Suites Maui as well as the former Kea Lani Hotel & Resort. Today Landmark operates hotels and resorts in Mexico as well as in Hawaii. It is the management company for The Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu.
Shawn Sweeney, Landmark Senior Vice President of Operations, will oversee the new management group at Makena. Already on site is David Mellein, Corporate Controller and Director of Projects, Todd Sherman, all of whom have called Maui home in their career with Landmark. Glynis Esmail, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will oversee the sales and marketing activities of the Resort.
"Makena is a very special part of Maui and so much of the island's early history is rooted in this area. For our Landmark team, it feels like coming home," explained Sweeney. He further elaborated that plans are in hand to update the 310 room hotel. "While this will not be an immediate refurbishment, we intend to make a guest experience difference with the resources we have. The resort has always had a tradition of service and the employees have gone through so much uncertainty in the past few years. We intend to work closely with the hotel's union and to re-institute training programs so that the Makena Beach & Golf Resort can become one of the truly great hotels in Hawaii."
ABOUT THE RESORT:
The Landmark Hotels Group