News for the Hospitality Executive
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - October 24, 2012– Hilton Waikoloa Village -- the 62-acre Pacific playground located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii, the Big Island -- proudly welcomes Jon McFarland to the hotel team as the new Executive Assistant Manager.
“We are delighted to have a professional of Jon’s caliber and proven background on the team,” praises Debi Bishop, general manager, Hilton Waikoloa Village. “Jon has been a successful part of the Hilton family for so many years, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to Hawaii.
Joining the Waikoloa team from Louisville, Kentucky, McFarland was previously the general manager for The Seelbach Hilton Louisville. With more than 25 years of service in the hotel business, McFarland’s award-winning hospitality experience is extensive within the Hilton Brand, where he has held positions as general manager, rooms division manager and front office manager. McFarland was instrumental in achieving the 2011 Hotel of the Year for Interstate Hotels and Resorts Full Service Division for The Seelbach Hilton Louisville. His distinguished career also includes service at Hilton Austin and Doubletree Austin, Sheraton Nashville Downtown and Hilton San Antonio Airport.
McFarland will oversee the resort operations including food and beverage, front office, housekeeping, laundry, spa, security and recreation. Additionally, McFarland will manage Waikoloa’s on-property partners, including Ocean Sports, Waikoloa Coffee Co., Photo Event Solutions, Hawaii Care & Cleaning and Kirin.
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is an alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,240 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; the Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; the Club Keiki children's program; Legends of the Pacific Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and an expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops.
For more information about Hilton Waikoloa Village, visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call +1 808 886 1234.
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