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Oahu, Hawaii's Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel Welcomes
Guido Ulmann as Executive Chef at the Kani Ka Pila Grille

HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII, December 5, 2012
— Bill Comstock, general manager of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach, is proud to welcome Guido Ulmann as the new executive chef at the Kani Ka Pila Grille, a casual family-friendly restaurant located poolside at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel.

Ulmann has been an active part of the Hawaii food and hospitality industry for many years.  He comes to Outrigger from the Waialae Country Club where he was the executive chef since 2004.  Prior to that, he was executive chef at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Prince Kuhio hotel. Ulmann also has experience on the U.S. mainland, as he was the executive chef at the Los Angeles Hilton & Towers for a period during his career. He began his food and beverage career in1966 and has flourished as he pursued his passion, honed his talents and grew with this ever-evolving industry.

Born and raised in Switzerland, Ulmann is highly educated having completed several culinary courses in International Standards of Fine Dining, Classic Food Preparation and World Class Service at the Professional Cooking School in Lucerne, Switzerland.  Since graduating, he has worked at various internationally recognized five-star hotels, including Hôtel du Rhône in Geneva, Eden au Lac in Zürich and Lugano, The Schweizerhof in Lucerne and Hotel Euler in Basel.  In 1974 he got his first “taste” of the American food and beverage industry at a private country club in Dallas, which is where he learned the basics of the trade.

Chef Ulmann has accomplished many culinary achievements throughout his career, including a Gold Augie Award – considered the culinary industry’s “Oscars”.  Along with that, he has won several gold, silver and bronze medals from the American Culinary Foundation, the Culinary Competition of the Pacific, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Les Amis d’Escoffiers.

“We are excited to have Chef Ulmann join the team,” said Bill Comstock. “With his talent and years of experience in the food industry, we look forward to the fresh ideas and new cuisine concepts he’ll bring to Kani Ka Pila Grille.”

Kani Ka Pila Grille is a casual poolside restaurant that offers inspired island-fusion dishes in a relaxed and open dining atmosphere. Kani Ka Pila Grille is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., with featured island entertainers every evening from 6 to 9 p.m.  For reservation or restaurant information, call (808) 924-4990.

About Outrigger Reef on the Beach
The oceanfront anchor of Waikiki Beach Walk®, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach is ideally situated between beautiful Waikiki Beach and exciting Waikiki. The hotel is a haven of elegance, gracious hospitality and unparalleled commitment to Hawaiian culture. The property’s two towers offer large guest rooms and superbly appointed suites. There are two beachfront restaurants, an array of specialty stores and shops, a day spa featuring specialty services and products by Aveda, and a collection of services, all with no resort fee! The adjacent Waikiki Beach Walk® is Oahu’s spirited and stylish entertainment destination, home to shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and accommodations spanning a nearly eight-acre area in Waikiki.

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 65 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, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with close to 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at and

Nancy Daniels, APR, Director of PR
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Ph: 808-921-6839

Kathy Hansberry, PR Manager
Outrigger Enterprises Group
Ph: 808-921-6941

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