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Hawaii's Kauai Beach Resort Appoints Tracy Ford as Resort Manager
and Makes Several Key Appointments

The  350-room Resort is Managed by Aqua Hotels & Resorts

November 6, 2012 - Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
– Kauai Beach Resort is pleased to announce recent personnel appointments.

“We’re lucky to have qualified and experienced individuals leading the resort’s efforts,” said David Sosner, General Manager.  “Our goal is to impact the marketplace with our outstanding product and exceptional guest service and this team definitely makes it happen every day.”

Tracy Ford, Resort Manager, Kauai Beach Resort
Tracy Ford was recently named Resort Manager for the 350-room Kauai Beach Resort.  In his position, Ford supports General Manager David Sosner and provides leadership and guidance for management and line level team members.

Prior to joining the Kauai Beach Resort team, Ford held management positions in Hawai‘i, Mexico and Tahiti including Director of Property Management, Hacienda Beach Club and Residence – Cabo San Lucas; Hotel Manager Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, Starwood Hotels  & Resorts and Director of Food & Beverage Kapalua Bay Hotel & Ocean Villas, Starwood Hotels  & Resorts - Maui.

Other appointments at the resort include:

Jennie Waiwaiole-Vega, Assistant Guest Services Manager
Waiwaiole-Vega has been promoted to Assistant Guest Services Manager. In this role, she will lead the effort in ensuring exceptional guest service is provided to hotel guests.

Jezmine “Ala” Perreira, Owner's Liaison
Perreira has been promoted to Owner's Liaison and reports directly to General Manager David Sosner. She will serve as the point-person for all owner inquires and requests.

Jodi Hashimoto-Omo, Director of Guest Services
Hashimoto-Omo was named Director of Guest Services.  Hashimoto-Omo will provide   oversight for high guest-contact departments including Front Office, Bell/Valet and Guest Express. In her role, she will focus on ensuring guest satisfaction standards are met and exceeded.

Maile Lewis, Executive Assistant
Lewis has transitioned from Sales Coordinator to Executive Assistant, reporting directly to General Manager David Sosner and Resort Manager, Tracy Ford.

Janice Ishihara, Director of Sales
has added oversight of the Reservations Department which is supervised by Reservations Supervisor, Jaelynn “Kahea” Caminos.

About Kauai Beach Resort

Kauai Beach Resort is a 350-room deluxe five-story oceanfront resort on 25 lushly landscaped acres which includes a 3-mile stretch of beach on the eastern ‘Coconut Coast.’

Surrounded by exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls and four swimming pools, Kauai Beach Resort offers an on-site spa, variety of dining venues and complete meeting and banquet facilities. The resort also offers a central and convenient location that is close to the Lihue airport, shopping, championship golf and all of Kauai’s great activities and adventures.

Kauai Beach Resort is managed by Aqua Hotels & Resorts, a Hawaii-owned and operated lodging hospitality company founded in 2001 with locations on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island.

For more information about Kauai Beach Resort, call 808-245-1955 or visit

About Aqua Hotels & Resorts

Aqua Hotels & Resorts® is a Hawaii-based management company founded in 2001. Headquartered in Waikiki, the company provides independent hoteliers and individual owners with full-service management including sales, marketing, Internet distribution, individualized branding, reservations as well as revenue management to maximize profitability.

Currently representing 22 contemporary properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii Island, Aqua offers luxury lifestyle full-service resorts, stylish boutique hotels, comfortable budget properties and a historic hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information on the company and individual hotels, visit or call 1-808-943-9291.

Sandi Yara
Phone: 808-221-2759

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