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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Names Mark Turina as Sales and Catering Manager
for the Best Western The Plaza Hotel and the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel

HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII - September 6, 2012
— Simeon Miranda, general manager of the Best Western The Plaza Hotel and the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel , is pleased to welcome Mark Turina as sales and catering manager for the two Outrigger-managed properties. In this newly created role, Mr. Turina will report directly to Stephanie Nojima, director of sales and marketing, and is responsible for selling, promoting and optimizing revenue for the food and beverage and catering departments.

Formerly a guest service representative with another Outrigger-managed property, the Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, Mark Turina has gained valuable hospitality experience working in various supervisory positions, including front desk night auditor and relief hotel manager.

Prior to joining the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, Turina worked for the City of Portland Parks and Recreation Department as camp coordinator and was later promoted to marketing and promotions coordinator where he gained experience in initiating new marketing programs.

“With Mark’s valuable experience with Outrigger and knowledge of the internal operating systems, coupled with his supervisory, sales and hotel operational background, he is well-suited for his new role and a welcome addition to our team,” said Miranda.

Originally from Portland Oregon, Turina is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

Centrally located on Oahu, the Best Western The Plaza Hotel is minutes from Honolulu International Airport with free 24-hour shuttle service. Guests can enjoy upgraded guest rooms and corridors, a refreshed lobby and enhanced services and amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

The OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel is located just a half-mile from the Honolulu International Airport and five miles from all cruise ship departures. Popular visitor destinations including Pearl Harbor, Aloha Stadium and Arizona Memorial are just a short drive away. The 24-hour reception desk and 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle service caters to the varied inter-island domestic and international travelers.

About Best Western International, Inc.
Best Western International, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., is a privately held hotel brand made up of more than 4,000* BEST WESTERN®, BEST WESTERN PLUS® and BEST WESTERN PREMIER® hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Now celebrating 66 years of hospitality, Best Western welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests nightly. Best Western provides its hoteliers with global operational, sales, marketing and promotional support, and online and mobile booking capabilities. More than 15 million travelers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programs in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide. The brand’s partnerships with AAA/CAA, racecar driver Michael Waltrip, and Harley-Davidson® provide travelers with exciting ways to interact with the brand. Best Western in 2011 was named AAA’s and CAA’s Hotel Partner of the Year and bestwestern.com was named the 2011 Compuware Best of the Web Gold award winner. For more information or to make a reservation, please www.bestwestern.com.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 65 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
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Contact:

Nancy Daniels, APR
Director of PR, Corporate head office
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: +1 808 921 6839
Email: nancy.daniels@outrigger.com

Kathy Hansberry
PR and Promotions Manager
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Ph: 808-921-6941
Email: kathy.hansberry@outrigger.com


 
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