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Robin Graf named General Manager for Kauai Beach Resort
in Lihue, Kauai

WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii – May 6, 2010 - Aqua Hotels & Resorts recently appointed Robin Graf, General Manager for the oceanfront Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai.
“Robin was selected for his extensive background in a full-service hotel environment,” said Guy Underkoffler, Aqua’s Sr. Vice President.  “He will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Kauai Beach Resort including the food & beverage venues.  Robin will also perform site manager duties for the Association of Apartment Owners.”
With nearly 20 years of Hawai‘i hotel industry experience and involvement in hospitality and community boards, Graf is a familiar face to many in the islands.  
He has held the position of general manager for luxury and boutique hotels including The Wyland Waikiki, Park Shore Waikiki, Waikiki Parc Hotel and Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Hotel.  Graf was also resident manager for Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hilton Waikoloa Village.  
“We are very excited to have Robin on board,” added Underkoffler.  His leadership and hotel management skills will be central to developing the resort’s identity.”
“I’m looking forward to working closely with the team to elevate awareness for Kauai Beach Resort,” said Graf.  “The calendar of cultural activities brings residents to the resort but I also hope to introduce events and promotions that will encourage consumers to make Kauai their first choice when planning a Hawai‘i trip … or at least add a few nights at Kauai Beach Resort to their itinerary.”
Graf studied Physical Education at California State University Northridge, Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University and is a United States Air Force veteran.
Robin Graf can be reached at
About Kauai Beach Resort

Aqua assumed management of 350-room Kauai Beach Resort in July 2009 and added marketing services in January 2010.  The resort is situated on 25 lushly landscaped acres which includes a 3-mile stretch of beach on the eastern ‘Coconut Coast.’
Surrounded by exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls and four swimming pools, Kauai  Beach Resort offers an on-site spa, variety of dining venues and complete meeting and banquet facilities. The resort also offers a central and convenient location that is close to the Lihue airport, shopping, championship golf and all of Kauai’s great activities and adventures. 
For more information, call 808-245-1955 or visit
About Aqua Hotels & Resorts
Aqua Hotels & Resorts is a management company founded in 2001 by Hawaii hotelier Mike Paulin.  The company provides independent hoteliers and individual owners with full-service administration including revenue management, Internet distribution, sales, reservations, as well as individualized and brand advertising and marketing for maximum profitability.
The company is headquartered in Waikiki and represents contemporary hotels and resorts located on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Kauai.
For more information on the company and individual hotels, visit or call 1-808-943-9291.
For reservations, see your preferred travel agent, book online or call Aqua toll free from the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-406-2782.  From Hawaii, call 808-924-6543.  Aqua is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Travel Reflections, South Korea by Pacific Air Agency Group, China by Aloha Consultant Company, Japan by ARM International and United Kingdom by First Public Relations. 


Sandi Yara
Phone:  808-221-2759

Also See: iStar Financial Appoints Aqua Hotels & Resorts to Manage the 350 room Hilton Kauai Beach Resort / July 2009

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