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 Malana deSilva Named GM at 
Kauai Beachboy Hotel
Kauai, HI—June 22, 1999 -- Malana deSilva was recently named General Manager for the Kauai Beachboy Hotel - to be renamed the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy. She will direct the resort from an operational standpoint as it undergoes a $10 million renovation and construction program during the next 18 months. 

According to Shell Management Hawaii, “Malana is the perfect choice for General Manager.  She has 20 years of experience in the condominium and vacation rental industry and has done extensive work in directing both major and total refurbishment projects. This experience has helped prepare her for the renovation work which will be completed at the Kauai Coast Resort.”

deSilva was previously with RCI Management as general manager of the 241-unit Pono Kai resort on Kauai, where she directed the management of the majority of the 241 units and its condominium associations. She had been at Pono Kai for three years. Previously, she was with Colony Hotels/ Interstate Hotels as the general manager of its Banyan Harbor resort on Kauai. Adds deSilva, “This type of work is very rewarding as you can see tangible results on a daily basis; I am delighted to join the Shell management team.” 

Named a gold medalist in the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) annual competition, deSilva received an ARDY as one of the industry’s top resort managers in its recent competition. She is a member of the board of directors of the KAPAA Business Association on Kauai, has received her AEI certification from ARDA, is a certified Rooms Division Executive for the American Hotel and Motel Association and holds a Hawaii real estate license.

Honolulu-based Aston Hotels & Resorts will remain the property’s hotel sales, marketing and reservation agent in providing accommodations to Hawaiian visitors. Presently employing about 60 hospitality professionals, the resort will continue to be operated as a hotel during the renovation program.
Located on the east side of the island, the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy is Shell’s fifth Hawaiian property and its third on Kauai.  Renovations which will be conducted in three successive six-month phases will deconvert and upgrade the hotel’s 243 units into 108 vacation ownership units with 69 one-bedrooms, 33 two-bedrooms and six hotel rooms.

Shell Vacations operates 12 other vacation ownership resorts in California, Arizona, Canada and Hawaii and serves more than 45,000 owners.  Shell’s Hawaii resorts include the Kona Coast Resort in Kailua-Kona, Paniolo Greens in Waikoloa, Lawai Beach Resort and Pono Kai Resort, both on Kauai and the newly purchased units on the Big Island. 

Marge Lennon at 941-482-3891, 
Scott Church at 808/322-8284
Or Sue Kelley at 808/322-8200 
Also See: Anthony Genth and Edwin McMullen, Jr. Added to Shell Vacations LLC Management Team / May 1999 

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