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Sun Bee Named Director of Sales & Marketing and Dennis Maher, Director
of Facility Operations at Outrigger's Embassy Suites
Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. has filled two key management positions on its opening team for the Embassy Suites
Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk, a new all-suite hotel that is part of the company's $460 million Waikiki Beach Walk redevelopment. The hotel, which is owned by Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, will be operated by Outrigger under a franchise agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation, parent company of Embassy Suites Hotels.

Joining General Manager Robert Yeoman in the exciting task of opening Waikiki's first nationally branded all-suite hotel is Sun Bee, the newly named Director of Sales & Marketing, and Dennis Maher, Director of Facility Operations.

Sun Bee

As Director of Sales and Marketing, Bee is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive internal and external sales and marketing strategies and related plans to maximize market share, revenue and occupancy growth for this soon-to-open hotel. 

Bee joins the Embassy team from her most recent position as Regional Market Director-Hawaii, Asia and Pacific for, a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and purchase a broad array of travel products over the worldwide web.
Prior to Orbitz, Bee spent seven years in hotel operations with Outrigger Hotels & Resorts. In 1999, she was tapped by the company to be Product Manager for the then newly introduced OHANA Hotels & Resorts brand and was responsible for maintaining and incorporating brand standards throughout the company's various distribution channels.

Bee holds a Bachelor's degree in Travel Industry Management from Hawaii Pacific University.

Dennis Maher

As Director of Facility Operations, Maher is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all resort complex facilities of the new Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs.

Maher has over 10 years of construction and remodeling experience. He most recently was Director of Engineering at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, where he coordinated a major $30 million renovation of the property. Prior to that, Maher served as chief engineer for the Aston Waikiki Shore and the Aston Coconut Plaza, as well as assistant chief engineer for the Aston Waikiki Beach Tower.

Maher is a certified engineering operations executive by the American Hotel Motel Association. He also is a certified pool manager by the National Swimming Pool Foundation and a licensed boiler plant operator by the International Society of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. He recently served as President of the Hawaii Hospitality Association Engineers Advisory Council.

About the Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk 

When it opens in late 2006, the Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk will be Waikiki's first nationally branded all-suite hotel. The 880 standard hotel rooms of the former OHANA Waikiki Village and OHANA Waikiki Tower hotels are being converted into the two-tower, 421-suite Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk. 
Typical of other Embassy Suites Hotels around the world, guests of the Hawaii property will enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening manager's reception daily. At the Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk, these functions will be held on the 4th floor Grand Lanai pool deck of the pavilion building connecting the hotel's two towers. Other services and amenities to be offered by this upscale hotel will be a fitness center, express check in and check out and approximately 2,000 square feet of meeting space. Standard in every multi-room suite will be two remote-controlled televisions, two telephones with voice mail and data ports, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, microwave oven, wet bar and coffee maker, and 75 percent of all suites will be designated non-smoking.

The Embassy Suites Hotel will be an integral part of Outrigger Enterprises' Waikiki Beach Walk project. This $460 million, 7.9-acre
hotel-retail-entertainment redevelopment will transform a dated and congested area of Waikiki into a premier leisure destination featuring an outdoor entertainment plaza, 40 specialty retailers, four major restaurants and several smaller food and beverage outlets, plus four
nationally-recognized hospitality brands. Waikiki Beach Walk's unique architectural style celebrates Hawaii's voyaging and ocean heritage and features design elements from the Hawaiian outrigger canoe and the sea.

The project is expected to open in late 2006.

Outrigger Hotels & Resorts is a family-owned and operated company deeply committed to providing authentic island hospitality in premiere destinations throughout the Pacific. Each Outrigger property embraces the local culture to create a true sense of place for guests. Outrigger Hotels & Resorts and OHANA Hotels & Resorts are divisions of Outrigger Enterprises, Inc., Hawaii's largest locally owned hospitality-company.

Embassy Suites Hotels is a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,200 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. 


Nancy Daniels, APR
Public Relations Manager
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts / OHANA Hotels & Resorts
2375 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815-2992
PH 808-921-6839
FX 808-921-6901 /

Also See: Outrigger Renovating the OHANA Waikiki Village and OHANA Waikiki Tower into the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk; Robert H. Yeoman Appointed General Manager / March 2005
Outrigger Enterprises Breaks Ground On Waikiki Beach Walk / April 2005


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