HONOLULU (January 15, 2018)Trump® International Hotel Waikiki has named Patsy Narimatsu as its director of sales and marketing, bringing 37 years of experience in the hospitality industry. In her role, Narimatsu will be responsible for planning and implementing the sales and marketing for the 462-room ultra-luxury hotel, developing short-and long-term goals to increase domestic and international business opportunities from existing and new source markets, and overseeing a team of six sales professionals to drive revenues.

“We are excited to welcome Patsy who is a veteran in the hospitality industry in Hawaii to our team of hardworking hotel associates,” said Scott Ingwers, regional vice president and managing director of Trump International Hotel Waikiki. Her knowledge and insight along with exceptional skills in dealing with travel partners and customers from all sales channels will help to leverage additional market opportunities, and enhance and elevate the luxury Trump brand image as we are the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel on the island of Oahu,” added Ingwers.

Prior to joining Trump Waikiki, Narimatsu served in the capacity of area director of sales and marketing and area director of sales, leisure and transient for Highgate Hotels, overseeing six Hawaii properties. She began her hospitality career in 1991 having worked in the capacity of sales and marketing for different brand hotels in Hawaii.

Narimatsu is a member of numerous professional organizations including Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association, Travel Women of Hawaii, American Business Women’s Association, the National Business Travel Association, and the Travel and Tourism Research Association. She also serves on the board of marketing for the Oahu Visitors Bureau (OVB), Board of Armed Services (YMCA) and Board of Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.