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Janis Clapoff Named General Manager of Halekulani
Succeeds Fred Honda, Who is Retiring
HONOLULU – June 27, 2005 – Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both the Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii, has engaged Janis Clapoff to serve as General Manager of Halekulani.  Ms. Clapoff, who will join Halekulani as of August 1, will be responsible for directing all aspects of day-to-day management and operations of the 455-room property, which is known for its consummate service standards and unrivaled guest experience. She succeeds Fred Honda, who is retiring from the position he has held since July 2000. 

“Ms. Clapoff is an extremely well regarded hospitality industry professional and brings a wealth of talent and expertise to Halekulani, one of the finest and most acclaimed luxury hotels in the world. I am confident she will make be a dynamic leader as well as an outstanding addition to the Halekulani management team who will not only uphold, but further the standards and qualities for which Halekulani has come to be known throughout the world,” said Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer, Halekulani Corporation.

A seasoned industry professional, Ms. Clapoff has nearly three decades of experience in hospitality management and was one of the industry’s first-ever female general managers of a major hotel. Before joining the Halekulani, she served as Managing Partner of the exclusive Simpson House Inn, a five-diamond property in Santa Barbara, CA. During the preceding 10 years, she held the position of Managing Director of the iconic San Ysidro Ranch. From 1989 through 1992, Ms. Clapoff served as Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she held the positions of Vice President and General Manager at the Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, VT. She also served as General Manager for the Sheraton Park Avenue between 1986 and 1988. Ms. Clapoff also held management positions at various properties including the Four Seasons Inn On The Park in Toronto and Four Seasons Le Quatre Saisons and the Hyatt Regency, both in Montreal. 

About Halekulani

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

Halekulani is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages Waikiki Parc Hotel. 

Bunny Look
Public Relations Assistant
Tel:  808.931.5030
Also See: Nicholas D. Davaz Appointed General Manager of Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara, California / June 2005
San Ysidro Ranch Owner Ty Warner Undertaking Multimillion-dollar Renovation; Honoring the Storied History of the Hollywood Hideaway / January 2004
Halekulani Corporation Engages Peter E. Shaindlin as Chief Operating Officer / Aug 2003

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