News for the Hospitality Executive
AIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii - May 7, 2012 – Aqua Hotels & Resorts (www.aquaresorts.com) is pleased to announce recent sales and marketing appointments.
“As our company continues to grow, we’re adding smart, enthusiastic individuals to the team while promoting deserving team members into new positions,” said Elizabeth Churchill, Aqua’s Sr. VP Sales & Marketing. “It’s an exciting time for Aqua and for all of us who have been fortunate enough to experience Aqua’s incredible growth over the last several years.”
L-R John Dailey, Christopher Ching, Napua Leong, Laci Terry, Angela Byun
John Dailey, Director of Sales – Domestic & International
Most recently, John was Director of Sales & Marketing for Hilo Hattie’s, responsible for overseeing all market segments. He has over fifteen years of sales experience which includes management positions at Outrigger Hotels, Kona Surf and Pacific Beach Hotel.
Born and raised in Okinawa, John was educated at the University of Maryland Asia Pacific and is bi-lingual in English and Japanese. He is located at the Home Office and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Ching, Marketing Coordinator – Offline Marketing
Chris assists and coordinates traditional offline marketing initiatives including public relations, print advertising, promotions, sponsorships and partnerships.
An Iolani School graduate, Chris received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Marketing (advertising & promotions strategy, product & brand management). He can be reached email@example.com.
Napua Leong, Online Marketing Manager
Napua was promoted from Online Marketing Coordinator to Online Marketing Manager. In this new position, Napua manages online marketing initiatives and content for the Aqua and stand alone property websites.
Prior to joining Aqua, Napua was a multimedia consultant developing strategic and creative communications in various media for clients. She also worked at Starwood as regional communications coordinator.
Napua received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lacianne Terry, Contract Sales Manager
In this position, Laci is responsible for overseeing all wholesale and group contracting within Aqua as well as providing additional sales support for Aqua’s Home Office.
Laci comes to Aqua from the Pacific Beach Hotel where she was Sales Manager for the Domestic and International markets. She also worked in the Contracting department for Hilton Hotels Corporation and in the Honolulu office for Fun Sun Vacations (Canadian wholesaler).
Laci graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.B.A in Business Management with a minor in Speech Communications. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Angela Byun, Director of Reservations
Angela has been promoted to Director of Reservations for Aqua’s central reservations department. She has done an incredible job working with her team to not only provide prompt and courteous service to prospective guests, but increase revenue to Aqua overall. Angela continues to oversee the entire department as well as provide reservations training to front desk and reservation staff at all Aqua properties.
Most recently, Angela was Reservations Manager. Prior to joining Aqua, Angela was Front Office Manager and Director of Housekeeping at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. She has also held management positions at the Four Seasons Hotel New York and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.
Angela received her B.S. in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaii. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Aqua Hotels & Resorts
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is a Hawaii-based management company founded 2001. The company provides independent hoteliers and individual owners with full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations as well as revenue management to maximize profitability.
Currently representing 22 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii, the Big Island, Aqua offers luxury lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Headquartered in Waikiki, Aqua is Hawaii’s first employee-owned hotel company since executing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2008. For more information on the company and individual hotels, visit www.aquaresorts.com or call 1-808-943-9291.
For more information on the company and individual hotels, visit www.aquaresorts.com or call 1-808-943-9291.
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Operations Group Including Three New General Managers / April 2012
Hawaii Chooses Aqua Hotels & Resorts to Manage the 147-room Maui
Beach Hotel on Maui, Hawaii / March 2012
Hotels & Resorts Appoints Stephen Keller as Corporate Controller
/ January 2012
Hotels & Resorts Appoints Heidi Kaohuhokulei Kalepa as Corporate
Director of Human Resources / December 2011
Hotels & Resorts Names Two Management Team Members at the 359-room
Pagoda Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii; Appoints Brian "Kovy" Kovaloff as
Pagoda Hotel Manager and Karen Yonemoto as Sales Manager for the Pagoda
and White Sands Hotels / December 2011
Hotels & Resorts Chosen to Manage the 51-room Lotus at Diamond Head
in Hawaii to be Renovated and Renamed Aqua Lotus Honolulu / July
House Seeking Bankruptcy Court Approval to Sell 51-room Lotus at
Diamond Head Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii to Interested Investor / May
at Diamond Head Hotel in Honolulu Assigned Receiver Amid Money Woes
/ April 2011
Hotels & Resorts Appoints June Nozoe as Director of Sales &
Marketing for Asia and Janice Ishihara as Director of Sales for the
350-room Kaua'i Beach Resort / February 2011
Pagoda Hotel Joins Aqua Hotels and Resorts: Kai Management Services
Will Serve as Operator / December 2010
Hotels & Resorts Selected to Manage the 312-room Queen Kapiolani
Hotel in Waikiki /December, 2010
Hotels & Resorts Appoints Jernell Mendonca, General Manager and
Luana Kekaula-Castillo, Sales Manager for Maile Sky Court, Waikiki / May 2010
Hotels & Resorts to Manage the Unique and Historic Hotel Lanai
Located in Lana'i City, Hawaii / April 2010
Schale and Terry Dowsett Appointed to General Manager Posts with Aqua
Hotels & Resorts / March 2010
51-room Lotus at Diamond Head, Formerly Known as the W Honolulu-Diamond
Head, Sold at Auction to Unity House, a Nonprofit Labor Welfare
Organization, for $8.5 million / August 2009