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Dietmar Salat Appointed as Director of Operations for the 555-room
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island

WAIKOLOA, HAWAII – April 17, 2012 – Dietmar Salat has been appointed director of operations for the 555-room Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii island.

“With more than 32 years of hotel industry experience, I’m confident in Dietmar’s ability to conduct the day-to-day hotel operations and associate relations, said Bill Countryman, general manager of both Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island and Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui.

Salat started his Marriott International career in 1980 as chef de cuisine at the Key Bridge Marriott in Virginia. He worked his way up the ranks from chef de cuisine, executive chef to director of food and beverage at several Marriott International branded hotels and resorts, including properties in Washington D.C., Hong Kong, London, Austria, Singapore, and South Korea. In 2002, Salat was the director of operations and acting general manager at the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort on Maui.

Salat is the recipient of numerous Marriott International company awards including Executive Chef of the Year and Chef of the Year at Vienna Marriott in Austria.

Salat is a native of Austria and resides in Hawaii with his wife and family.

About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii, the Big Island is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai and spectacular views, 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge with an outdoor lanai for ocean view dining, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, Sunset Luau, nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings’ Shops and the newly-opened Queens’ MarketPlace. For more information or reservations, please visit or call toll-free at 800 922-5533 or the hotel at 808 886-6789.

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Bernie Caalim or Erin Kinoshita
McNeil Wilson Communications
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