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KONA, HAWAI’I (September 1, 2011) -- Pyramid Kona Management LLC has appointed veteran hotelier and Certified Hotel Administrator Steven Lindburg as Area Managing Director and General Manager of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, a 22-acre oceanfront resort on Hawaii, the Big Island.
With more than 25 years of experience in the hotel and resort industry, Lindburg will oversee all aspects of operations at Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, including the resort’s upcoming multi-million dollar guest room and public areas reinvigoration.
“Steve brings valuable experience to Sheraton Keauhou Bay that will play a key role in exciting plans ahead for this jewel on the Kona Coast,” said Jim Dina, Chief Operating Officer, Pyramid Hotel Group. “His background garnered from other excellent hotels means guests can soon expect his mark on high levels of customer service and unique amenities while he oversees planned enhancements to the resort.”
“This is the perfect opportunity to refine an oceanfront gem in ways that match its spectacular setting and better engage the heartfelt spirits of our associates,” said Lindburg. “I’m excited to turn my attention from ski to sea and ensure that all of us at Sheraton Keauhou Bay play active and rewarding roles in the Kona community that resonate with our guests and area residents.”
Lindburg was most recently General Manager at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah where he was active as Board Chairman of the Utah Office of Tourism and served on the Utah Olympic Bid Committee. Previously, he spent 16 years as General Manager at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center hotel. Lindburg has also held a number of tourism and business development positions including with the Salt Lake City Convention & Visitors Bureau and with civic and hotel associations. He was named Utah Hotel & Lodging Association’s General Manager of the Year in 2007. Lindburg, a native of New Jersey, attended Oregon State University and is married with two grown children. To his list of hobbies including skiing, he now adds “beach time.”
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa was recently purchased by Kona Surf Partners LLC. Pyramid Hotel Group was retained to manage the 519-room Kona Coast property as a Sheraton under a franchise agreement with Starwood Hotels.
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has added new cultural activities for guests and the public to enjoy including complimentary twice-weekly guided tours of the cultural preserve area adjacent to the resort. The tours enhance guests’ appreciation and understanding of the area’s importance in Hawaiian history.
Other guest activities now include lei making, hula and story-telling around a shoreline fire pit while enjoying s’mores. Daily pastimes vary and might also include rubber duckie races down the slide, water volleyball, and arts and crafts. Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa debuted a new teens-only hangout called Club Le‘ale‘a (“fun”) with Xbox and Wii games. The resort has also revamped their locally-focused menus to better showcase the island’s bounty.
Keauhou means "new beginnings" and these programming additions along with the appointment of Steven Lindburg as Area Managing Director and General Manager are among many exciting changes expected in the coming months to Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Learn more at www.SheratonKeauhou.com.
About Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa
Situated on an ancient lava flow at Keauhou Bay, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, a member of the Pyramid Hotel Group, offers 519 spacious guestrooms and suites featuring ultra-comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds. The resort's multi-level Manta Ray Super Slide & Pool and its 200-foot-long lava tube waterslide make water a central feature of the resort. From a viewing area at water’s edge, seeing Manta Ray dance their nightly ocean ballet adds a cherished memory to the visits of many guests. Ho'ola Spa offers indoor or ocean side patio treatments that are Hawaiian-inspired. Resort-wide wireless Internet access makes staying in touch a breeze as does The Link@Microsoft center. An adjacent convention center, weekly lu'au dinner and show, shopping and dining options on property and nearby along with a lovely Bayside Wedding Center and Chapel make Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa a comforting and obvious choice for any traveler. Twitter: @KeauhouSheraton, or become a Sheraton Keauhou Facebook fan. Visit www.SheratonKeauhou.com
About Pyramid Hotel Group
Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held Boston-based hotel company with 69 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management, comprising more than 26,000 rooms and approximately 8,000 employees. Pyramid Hotel Group provides hotel management, asset management and project management services to a vast array of hotel assets ranging from a 90-room limited-service hotel to world-class properties with more than 1,000 rooms. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies, an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts, and is the fifth largest U.S. hotel management company as ranked by Hotel Business magazine. www.pyramidhotelgroup.com
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