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Halekulani Corporation Names Terry Hamada as Director
Waikiki, HI – Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages the world-renowned Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotels on Oahu has appointed Mr. Terry Hamada to the position of Director of Food and Beverage at Halekulani. Mr. Hamada will assume his new position as of February 1, 2012. The announcement was made today by Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation. “Along with his great energy and enthusiasm, Terry Hamada brings a broad and well-informed knowledge of global cuisine to Halekulani given his diverse international background and extensive gourmet culinary experience. We are confident that he will help us further reinforce and evolve our position as an industry leader in this field,” said Mr. Shaindlin.
Mr. Hamada will be responsible for guiding and executing the strategic vision of Halekulani’s award-winning food and beverage program, which consists of three restaurants: La Mer, Orchids, and House Without A Key; three bars, including the jazz-inspired Lewers Lounge; In-room Dining and Catering & Banquets.
Mr. Hamada joins the Halekulani executive team from his recent tenure as Hotel Manager of the Grand Park Otaru Hotel in Hokkaido, Japan. His award-winning achievements include the gold medal in the International Exhibition of Culinary Art, an event considered the culinary equivalent of the International Olympics.
Through his formative years he deftly mastered all critical aspects of food preparation and management and culminated his developing artistry with his appointment to the position of Executive Chef, Westin Tokyo. He was subsequently promoted again, this time to Westin Tokyo’s Director of Food and Beverage. Mr. Hamada has held positions at the Four Seasons Hotel in Canada and Seattle, WA; at the Ritz-Carlton in Southern California; and abroad, at acclaimed properties in Japan and Guam as well. He is bi-lingual in Japanese and English and his career-related travel has taken him around the globe in his ceaseless and passionate pursuit of excellence in food and beverage arts.
About Halekulani Corporation
Halekulani Corporation owns and operates globally-acclaimed luxury hotel Halekulani and Waikiki Parc in Hawaii. Halekulani represents a luxury hospitality legacy of unique and iconic proportions. Halekulani, also known as the “House Befitting Heaven”, was named by Hawaiian fishermen over a century ago. More than a brand, Halekulani embodies a profound lifestyle experience of immeasurable hospitality, fusing the indigenous cultural qualities of Hawaii with innovative personalized service. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s finest hotels, Halekulani, on the Beach at Waikiki, has been hosting discerning travelers to Waikiki since 1917. Setting new industry luxury standards with its re-opening in 1983, Halekulani’s reputation and legacy for gracious hospitality, impeccable service and magnificent cuisine continues today, unparalleled on Oahu and renowned throughout the world. Waikiki Parc Hotel, conveniently situated in close proximity to Halekulani, was developed by Halekulani Corporation in 1987 following the successful reopening of Halekulani. The hotel offers affordable luxury in a chic and contemporary setting, and provides new guest experiences and gracious service, both hospitality hallmarks of the Halekulani brand. Waikiki Parc Hotel has also garnered international acclaim for its recent redesign and the opening of Nobu Matsuhisa’s flagship Hawaii restaurant, Nobu Waikiki, which is conveniently located in the lobby of the Parc.
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