OAHU – December, 2010 - Dean Nakasone, general manager for the
newly branded and Outrigger-managed Holiday Inn® Waikiki
Beachcomber Resort, is
pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sheryl Tsugawa as sales and
marketing manager. Earlier this year, Outrigger Enterprises Group,
largest locally owned hotel operator, and IHG (InterContinental Hotels
[LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number
announced a licensing agreement to re-flag the hotel a Holiday Inn
Ms. Tsugawa comes to Outrigger from IHG, where she was most
recently operations manager for IHG Army Hotels -- lodging units at
Hospital and Ft. Shafter in Honolulu.
Prior to that, she was an associate manager, development marketing for
corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia.
In her new role, Ms. Tsugawa is responsible for coordinating
and maximizing the IHG brand’s FIT market contribution and will focus
property’s revenue performance from various transient sources.
property champion, she will support all areas of Outrigger’s corporate
and marketing team as it relates to the resort.
“Sheryl brings to Holiday Inn® Waikiki Beachcomber Resort the
skills necessary to engage with IHG to better maximize the business
contributions of the IHG sales and marketing programs and brand tools,”
Nakasone. “Having worked both “in the field” and at the corporate
Sheryl’s well-rounded experience will serve her well in her new
After graduating from McKinley High School in Honolulu, Ms.
Tsugawa continued her education and received her BA from Georgia State
University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
Located in the fast-paced heart of
Waikiki, the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort is just steps from
beach and surrounded by shopping, dining and entertainment. Nearby
include International Market Place, Royal Hawaiian Center, DFS (Duty
Shop), Macy’s, Duke’s and Waikiki Beach Walk®. On the resort’s
Illusionist John Hirokawa presents the dazzling Magic of Polynesia show
600-seat theater specifically designed for his electrifying displays.
Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participates in
IHG’s guest loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards. The industry’s
largest guest loyalty program has 52 million members. Priority Club
membership is free and guests can enroll by logging on at
calling 1-888-211-9874 or by inquiring at the front desk of this hotel
of IHG’s more than 4,500 hotels worldwide.
About Holiday Inn
With more than 1,300 hotels
worldwide, Holiday Inn Hotels is the most widely recognized lodging
the world. In fact, Holiday Inn was one of the first international
to establish a presence in China in 1984. Holiday Inn Hotels and
provides the services that business travelers need, while also offering
comfortable atmosphere where all people can relax and enjoy amenities
restaurants and room service, swimming pools, fitness centers and
lounges. The casual atmosphere and amenities such as meeting and
business facilities, KidSuites rooms, and Kids Stay Free program
the long-standing commitment of Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts to
travelers and have helped to establish the brand as “America’s Favorite
For more information about Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Resorts,
new vacation resort brand Holiday Inn Club Vacations, or to book
call 1-800-HOLIDAY or visit www.holidayinn.com.
Outrigger Enterprises Group
is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure
hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and
expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with
60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful,
multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort
including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels &
Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western® and
Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under
properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia,
Bali, Phuket, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Outrigger Enterprises Group
operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail
estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland
Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com