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James Pedone Appointed Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc Hotels
HONOLULU - March 16, 2004 -- Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both the Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc hotels on Oahu, has engaged James F. Pedone to serve as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Pedone will commence his position with Halekulani Corporation on March 29, 2004, and will be responsible for all sales and marketing programs and initiatives for both the Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc properties, as well as for all future Halekulani hotels. The announcement was made today by Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation, to whom Mr. Pedone will report directly.

"I am extremely pleased to be able to add an individual of Jim's caliber and talent to our executive management team. I am confident that he will make an extremely dynamic and beneficial contribution to our sales and marketing efforts as well as to the growth of our business," Mr. Shaindlin said. "In addition to his exceptional sales and marketing expertise, Jim's prior experience in hotel general management affords him a deep understanding of the connection between sales and property servicing."

Mr. Pedone said, "I am honored to be joining an organization with such iconic and legendary properties as the Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc hotels. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Shaindlin, our general managers, as well as with our internal and external sales and marketing teams to enhance our relationships with our travel trade partners, to implement dynamic added-value programs for our guests, and to optimize our creative marketing strategies."

Mr. Pedone is a consummate hospitality industry professional with nearly two decades of experience in sales and marketing.

Prior to joining Halekulani Corporation, Mr. Pedone served as Director of Sales & Marketing at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. Previously, he held the position of Director of Sales & Marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena. Before joining Ritz-Carlton, Mr. Pedone was the General Manager of the Adam's Mark Hotel & Resort in Houston, a position he accepted after serving as the General Manager of the Adam's Mark Hotel & Resort in San Antonio.

Mr. Pedone's experience includes serving as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hyatt Regency Hilton Head and, previously, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. He began his hospitality career in 1985 with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts as Director of Sales at the Sheraton St. Louis and rose to the position of National Sales Manager at the Sheraton National Sales Office in Los Angeles. Mr. Pedone is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a degree in Business Administration.

Consistently ranked among the world's best hotels, Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Okura Hotels & Resorts, three exclusive organizations comprised of the very finest hotels, pursuing service excellence and standards of the highest quality.



Halekulani Corporation
Joyce Matsumoto, 808-931-5031
Also See Halekulani Corporation Engages Peter E. Shaindlin as Chief Operating Officer / Aug 2003

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