News for the Hospitality Executive
HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII - October 27, 2011 - Simeon Miranda, general manager of the OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel and Best Western The Plaza Hotel, is pleased to welcome Stephanie Nojima as director of sales and marketing for the two Outrigger-managed properties. In her new role, Ms. Nojima is responsible for selling, promoting and optimizing revenue and room occupancy for the two airport hotels.
Stephanie Nojima has gained years of valuable hospitality experience working in various management positions, including corporate/government sales manager for the Ilikai Hotel, where she had responsibilities for all hotel market segments; as general manager of the Park Shore Hotel; and as sales manager for the Ramada Waikiki Hotel, the position she most recently held.
“We are excited to welcome Stephanie to our ohana,” said Miranda. “I’m confident that her previous contacts and field expertise will contribute to her success in our company,” he added.
Centrally located on Oahu, the Best Western The Plaza Hotel is minutes from Honolulu International Airport with free 24-hour shuttle service. Guests can enjoy upgraded rooms and corridors, a refreshed lobby and enhanced services and amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.
The OHANA Honolulu Airport Hotel is located just a half-mile from the Honolulu International Airport and five miles from all cruise ship departures. Popular visitor destinations including Pearl Harbor, Aloha Stadium and Arizona Memorial as just a short drive away. The 24-hour reception desk and 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle service caters to the varied inter-island domestic and international travelers.
About Best Western International, Inc.
Best Western International, Inc. is THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, providing marketing, reservations and operational support to over 4,000* independently owned and operated Best Western, Best Western Plus™ and Best Western Premier® hotels in 80* countries and territories worldwide. An industry pioneer since 1946, Best Western has grown into an iconic brand that hosts 400,000* worldwide guests each night. Equally committed to the business and leisure traveler, Best Western recently embarked on a mission to lead the hotel industry in customer care. World Vision is the charity of choice for Best Western in building the world's largest family, with our hotels and staff sponsoring children in need around the globe. Our partnerships with AAA/CAA, Michael Waltrip RacingTM and Harley-Davidson® help guests make the most of every trip. For the fastest way to a free night globally, join Best Western Rewards®. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.bestwestern.com.
*Numbers are approximate and can fluctuate.
About OHANA Hotels & Resorts
OHANA Hotels & Resorts is part of the Outrigger Enterprises Group family. The OHANA brand was created in 1999 for travelers seeking quality accommodations at mid-level pricing. Owned by Hawaii's oldest and largest hospitality company, the OHANA brand provides guests with local expertise and a friendly staff. There are three OHANA properties in Waikiki and one at the Honolulu Airport all conveniently located close to popular visitor attractions and beaches. For more information, visit www.ohanahotels.com.
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, Courtyard® by Marriott, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 46 properties with more than 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii, Australia, Guam, Fiji, Bali, Phuket, Thailand, Koh Samui, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com.
Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group
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Appoints Chris Gampon as General Manager of Outrigger Kiahuna
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Names Dr. Charles R. Kelley Board Chair; Dr. Richard R. Kelley Named
Chairman Emeritus; David Carey Continues as President and CEO /
Gerbig-Hussey Appointed as General Manager for the Outrigger Aina Nalu
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Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas in Thailand Adds 19 New Suites with
Pool, Gym and Restaurant in the Same Complex / August 2011
“Freddie” Billena Named Executive Chef for Kani Ka Pila Grille at
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Marketing / June 2011
Czeschka Appointed as the Executive Chef at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket
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Appoints Kevin Aucello as Vice President of Hawaii Development /
Appoints Leon Pink as General Manager of the New Outrigger Koh Samui,
Thailand / February 2011
Hotels and Resorts Asia Signed to Open and Manage the 81-key Outrigger
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