Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


advertisement


Benchmark Hospitality International Names Danna Holck
General Manager for Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu



The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, March 2011 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Danna Holck as general manager for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property located on Oahu’s legendary North Shore.  Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement.
 
"It is with the greatest pleasure that I welcome Danna back to Hawaii, to Turtle Bay Resort and to the Benchmark Hospitality family,” said Mr. Champion.  “Born and raised on Oahu, she has excelled in senior leadership positions at hotels and resorts across the country.  We’re glad she’s come home.”
 
"We're thrilled Danna is joining Turtle Bay Resort," said Drew Stotesbury, of Replay Resorts, Inc., the owners' representative for Turtle Bay Resort.  "We are committed to creating jobs for Hawaiians, and bringing back a highly-respected hospitality professional after two decades away from her native Hawaii is an important part of this goal.  We welcome her back to Oahu!" 
 
A native of Hawaii, Danna Holck returns to Oahu after two decades on the mainland and in Puerto Rico, serving most recently as general manager for Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Rio Grande.  Ms. Holck has held numerous general manager and executive-level positions at major brand properties in resort destinations throughout the United States.  She began her career in hospitality sales and marketing at hotels in California, Hawaii and Florida.
 
"This is a full-circle career trajectory for me," said Ms. Holck, referring to her return home to Hawaii.  "I'm looking forward to working with my team at Turtle Bay Resort and to reconnecting with my kama'aina friends of many, many, years.  It's good to be home!"
 
Danna Holck, who is of Hawaiian, Japanese and Norwegian descent, was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, on Oahu.  Ms. Holck grew up in a military family -- her father was a soldier with the U.S. military's most highly decorated unit, the 442nd Infantry.  She embraced the traditional values of her native Hawaii, including dancing the hula from age 5 and dreaming of becoming a professional hula dancer.  Ms. Holck, who is trained in judo and jujitsu, attended the University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management.  She is relocating to Kahuku.
 
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 840-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels.
 
Famous for world-class surfing, pristine white sand beaches, and its charming country setting, the North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures. 
 
For reservations or more information, visit www.turtlebayresort.com or call (808) 293-6000.

About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels®.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.  The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com  
.
Contact: 

Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com
 


Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here  

 To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here

Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Names Jeff Henschel Director of Information Technology / March 2011

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Maryann White General Manager at The Heldrich / February 2011

Benchmark Hospitality International’s 2011 Top Ten Meeting Trends / January 2011

Benchmark Hospitality International’s Villas of Grand Cypress, Orlando, Achieves Travel + Leisure’s Top 500 Hotels in the World List; Sister Property on Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort, Is A Top 25 Resort in HI / January 2011

Benchmark Hospitality Home Office Contributes Military Care Packages to Armed Forces Personnel in Afghanistan / January 2011

Benchmark Hospitality International Promotes Ted A. Davis to Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing / January 2011

Benchmark Hospitality International Announces Agreement with Virginia Tech to Operate The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center / December 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International Adds World of Whirlpool, Chicago, to Management Portfolio; Private Day Conference Center to Create Next Generation Insperience Studio / December 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Recipient of the First Annual Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence; Beverlie Terra, Executive Chef at Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz / December 2010

Benchmark Hospitality Names Taylor Amara as First Recipient of the Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship In Partnership with The James Beard Foundation, New York / December 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International's Steve Kander Receives Prestigious Certified Specialist of Wine Certification from The Society of Wine Educators; Mentored by Benchmarks Chief Sommelier, Mary Watson-DeLauder / December 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International Named A 2010 “Top Work Place” by The Houston Chronicle; Places in the Top 50 / November 2010

Benchmark Hospitality International’s Hawaii Resorts Achieve Travel + Leisure’s “2010 World’s Best Awards” List as “Top 25 Resorts in Hawaii” / August 2010

Benchmark's Turtle Bay Resort A Top 25 Hotel in Hawaii for 2008 According to Travel + Leisure Magazine / July 2008
.


To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch
Home | Welcome| Hospitality News
Industry Resources
Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.