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 Henry Perez Named General Manager of the Aqua Palms & Spa
and Robin Harlow to Director of Sales, Aqua Coral Reef Hotel
July 6, 2006 - WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii – Aqua Hotels & Resorts announced several appointments to fill new sales and general manager positions.
  • Robin Harlow has accepted the newly-created position of Director of Sales for the Aqua Coral Reef Hotel. 
  • Henry Perez has been named General Manager of the Aqua Palms & Spa. 
  • Evelyn Shiroma has been named Sales & Revenue Manager for the Ocean Tower Hotel at Waikiki Beach. 
 Robin Harlow joined Aqua Hotels & Resorts in August 2005 as general manager of the new Aqua Palms & Spa in Waikiki.  After successfully opening and securing a AAA 3-diamond rating for the hotel, she is returning to her ‘roots’ and help in the repositioning of Aqua Coral Reef as it transitions and becomes AQUA WAIKIKI WAVE at the Marketplace upon completion of its $7 million refurbishment this fall.  Immediately prior to joining Aqua, Harlow was the domestic and internet sales manager for the Kaanapali Beach Hotel where she consistently maximized revenue and occupancy levels.  Harlow will report to Cara Okawa, Aqua’s VP Sales & Revenue Management.
Henry Perez replaces Harlow as General Manager for the Aqua Palms & Spa.  Perez comes to Aqua with more than 20 years of hospitality experience in Florida, California and Hawaii.  Most recently, he was hotel manager for the 600-room Outrigger Guam Resort (Tumon Bay, Guam).  Perez has also served as executive vice president/chief operating officer and general manager of the Lawai Beach Resort (Kauai) and has held the position of general manager for Embassy Suites Resort (Kaanapali) and Crown Sterling Suites (Orange County, California and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida).
Evelyn Shiroma joined the Ocean Tower Hotel at Waikiki Beach in February as Sales and Revenue Manager.  Prior to joining Aqua, she was Executive Housekeeper for the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel.  Shiroma has also held management positions at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, Outrigger Waikiki Hotel and Bally’s Hotel and Casino Resort (Las Vegas).  She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.  Shiroma will report to Cara Okawa, VP Sales and Revenue Management.

“Aqua has an outstanding group of managers and these key appointments further enhance our company’s ability to provide excellent service in sales and operations,” said Mike Paulin, Aqua owner and CEO.  “The growth in Aqua’s sales division also reflects our commitment to provide upgraded properties with property-specific sales attention and focus.”

Aqua was founded in 2001 by Hawaii hotelier Mike Paulin to manage and operate hotels and hotel-condominiums in Hawaii.  


Sandi Yara

Also See: Robin Harlow Appointed general Manager for the 260-room Aqua Palms Hotel, Honolulu / July 2005

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