News for the Hospitality Executive
KONA, HAWAII – (September 1, 2011) -- Pyramid Hotel Group has been selected to oversee resort management of the 519-room oceanfront Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa on Hawaii, the Big Island.
Set on 22 acres on scenic Keauhou Bay, every room at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa features spectacular ocean or mountain views, private lanais and the signature Sheraton’s Sweet Sleeper® beds. The property is celebrated as the home of the Big Island’s longest waterslide that spills into a freshwater pool complete with sandy-bottom children’s play area. Additional recreation options include ocean sports, tennis, basketball, volleyball and nearby golf. Its inviting tropical ambience includes the new Haleo Luau, the island-inspired Ho’ola Spa, inventive local dining, and more than 60,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including the dedicated Bayside Chapel and Bayside Wedding Lawn.
“We are delighted to add Sheraton Keauhou Resort and Spa to our management portfolio,” said Jim Dina, Pyramid’s Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to ensuring that the resort is a top choice for local resident kamaaina and visitors alike, whether they are on vacation, planning a memorable wedding or family reunion, or organizing a productive business meeting in this spectacular setting.”
“This is the perfect opportunity to refine an oceanfront gem in ways that match its spectacular setting and better engage the heartfelt spirits of our associates,” said Steven Lindburg, newly appointed Area Managing Director and General Manager of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. “An important priority is that the entire team of dedicated hospitality professionals at Sheraton Keauhou Bay play active and rewarding roles in the Kona community in ways that resonate with our guests and area residents.”
A multi-million dollar guest room and public areas reinvigoration will soon be underway at this place of “new beginnings,” the Hawaiian meaning for Keauhou. Meanwhile, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has added new cultural activities for guests and the public to enjoy, including complimentary twice-weekly guided tours of the cultural preserve area adjacent to the resort. The tours enhance guests’ appreciation and understanding of the area’s importance in Hawaiian history.
Other guest activities now include lei making, hula and story-telling around a shoreline fire pit while enjoying s’mores. Daily pastimes vary and might also include rubber duckie races down the slide, water volleyball, and arts and crafts. Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa also debuted a new teens-only hangout called Club Le‘ale‘a (“fun”) with Xbox and Wii games. The resort has also revamped its locally-focused menus to better showcase the island’s bounty.
About Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa
Situated on an ancient lava flow at Keauhou Bay, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, a member of the Pyramid Hotel Group, offers 519 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring ultra-comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. The resort's multi-level Manta Ray Super Slide & Pool and its 200-foot-long lava tube waterslide make water a central feature of the resort. From a viewing area at water’s edge, seeing Manta Ray dance their nightly ocean ballet adds a cherished memory to the visits of many guests. Ho'ola Spa offers indoor or ocean side patio treatments that are Hawaiian-inspired. Resort-wide wireless Internet access makes staying in touch a breeze as does The Link@Microsoft center. An adjacent convention center, weekly lu'au dinner and show, shopping and dining options on property and nearby along with a lovely Bayside Wedding Center and Chapel make Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa a comforting and obvious choice for any traveler. Twitter: @KeauhouSheraton, or become a Sheraton Keauhou Facebook fan. Visit www.SheratonKeauhou.com
About Pyramid Hotel Group
Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held Boston-based hotel company with 69 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management, comprising more than 26,000 rooms and approximately 8,000 employees. Pyramid Hotel Group provides hotel management, asset management and project management services to a vast array of hotel assets ranging from a 90-room limited-service hotel to world-class properties with more than 1,000 rooms. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies, an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts, and is the fifth largest U.S. hotel management company as ranked by Hotel Business magazine. www.pyramidhotelgroup.com
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