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 Grant James Named General Manager and Ron Takayama
Named Assistant GM for Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu
HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII ó ALM Management Services LLC, an affiliate of Outrigger Enterprises Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant James as general manager and Ron Takayama as assistant general manager of the Ala Moana Hotel.

In their new positions, James is responsible for all aspects of the hotel including hotel operations, rental program owner satisfaction, and physical Association of Apartment Owners (AOAO) management while Takayama oversees the Rooms Division departments in addition to providing wider support for James.

Grant James is no stranger to the Outrigger group having come from Outrigger ís affiliated company in Australia, where he served as general manager of the Outrigger Sun City Resort at Surfers Paradise, before being promoted to director of operations for Outriggerís Australia division.  James first joined Outrigger as general manager of the Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort in 2002.

Prior to joining Outrigger, James worked for Hacienda Motel (Best Western), Southern Pacific Hotels, and RACV Ltd.  With over 28 years of hospitality and retail management experience, James has a strong record in both hotel and resort condominium management.  James earned his diploma in Hospitality Management from William Angliss College of Catering & Food Service.

Grant James

Ron Takayama
Ron Takayama spent many years as director of rooms for the Ala Moana Hotel before stepping in as acting general manager in late 2005. Takayama has over 30 years in the hospitality industry field and started his career as a management trainee for Maui Inter-Continental Wailea. Throughout his career, he has gained knowledgeable experience having worked at various positions including reservations supervisor, front desk manager and rooms director. Prior to joining Ala Moana Hotel, he held the position of executive assistant manager for Pacific Beach Hotel.   Takayama holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

The Ala Moana Hotel, Honoluluís landmark hotel, has just completed a multi-million dollar transformation to include a host of impressive amenities.  This upscale full service hotel offers a range of dining options, lounges, a nightclub, showroom, an expansive pool deck, fitness center and extensive meeting facilities.  Centrally located in Honoluluís Ala Moana district, and just minutes from Waikiki, the hotel is adjacent to the Ala Moana Center, the largest open-air mall in America, and is within walking distance of the Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Beach Park.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing hospitality services companies in the Pacific. 


Nancy Daniels, APR, PR Manager
  Outrigger Enterprises Group
  Phone: 808-921-6839

Also See: Outrigger Acquires Hotel Operations Of the 1,154-room Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu / January 2007
Crescent Heights Signs Agreement with Outrigger Hotels to Provide Hotel and Condominium Management Services for the Ala Moana Hotel / September 2005

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