HONOLULU, HAWAII — Outrigger Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Peter Jenkins to the position of Vice President, Sales and Market Development.
In his new position, Jenkins will oversee all domestic and international sales activities for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and direct the company's worldwide sales force. Jenkins will also be actively involved in supporting Outrigger's expansion plans in Hawaii and the Pacific.
According to Rob Solomon, Outrigger's senior vice president of sales and marketing, "Peter is a true sales and marketing professional. He is a well-known and respected member of our industry, and we're delighted that he has chosen to join us in such an important role to direct our worldwide sales efforts."
Jenkins has over 30 years of experience in the travel industry. Most
recently, he was senior vice president of marketing and sales at Hawaiian
Airlines. Prior to that he spent seven years with ITT Sheraton Hotels in
Hawaii as director of communications. While at Sheraton, he was instrumental
in the start-up of Sheraton Travel
Services, an in-house tour operator developed to support the promotion of the Sheraton product. Jenkin's early career also included seven years as director of marketing for Wardair Canada in Toronto, Ontario.
Born in the U.K. and raised in Australia, Jenkins completed his marketing studies at the Unviersity of New South Wales. He currently serves on the marketing committee of the Waikiki Oahu Visitors Association. Jenkins is also an active member of the Hawaii Hotel Association, the Hawaii chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu.
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is Hawaii’s largest hotel company and the 28th largest in the U.S., offering over 9,000 rooms in 29 hotels and resort condominiums throughout Hawaii and the Marshall Islands. Projects are currently underway in Palau, Guam, French Polynesia and Fiji. Outrigger's affiliate, Outrigger Lodging Services, manages nearly two dozen hotels and resorts throughout the U.S. mainland.