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Big Isle Tourism Yet to Recover Following Kilauea’s Volcanic Eruption Last Year

April 29, 2019

April 30-- Apr. 30--THIRD OF 6 PARTS VOLCANO, HAWAII >> Hot lava can be quite viscous, and so is Hawaii island's tourism recovery a year after worldwide images of Kilauea's volcanic eruption began deterring vacationers. It's been nine months since the eruption ceased after covering 6,000 acres in Puna and destroying more than 700 homes. It's also been eight months since the prior No. 1 statewide tourist attraction -- Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park -- reopened. Yet, visitor arrivals are only creeping back toward pre-eruption levels, prolonging economic pain for many businesses and workers in the state's big...

Number of Visitors to Hawaii Grows as Visitor Spending Shrinks for March

April 24, 2019

April 25-- Apr. 25--More tourists are visiting the Hawaiian islands, but they are creating less economic benefit. Visitor arrivals in March grew more than 4% from the prior year to 939,064, according to preliminary data released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority this morning. March arrivals increased from the U.S. East, the U.S. West, and Canada. Visitor arrivals from Japan were flat, but dropped for cruise ships and the category called other, which includes international arrivals from outside Canada and Japan. March visitor spending fell more than 2% to $1.5 billion as every major market posted either flat or declining results. On averag...

Hawaii’s Visitor Industry Sets New Records in Spending and Arrivals for Third Consecutive Year

Hawaii Tourism Authority | January 30, 2015

2014 Saw Record of $14.75 billion in Spending HONOLULU - Hawaii's tourism economy, one of the state's largest economic drivers, continued its momentum in 2014, surpassing 2013 records in visitor expenditures and arrivals for the third consecutive year, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Spending reached a record $14.75 billion and arrivals hit a high of 8,282,680, both of which exceeded the HTA's 2014 projections of $14.7 billion and 8,250,937, respectively. "Through the support of our marketing and visitor industry partners, we have been able to drive interest from developing, internatio...

Lite Hotels Names Paul Dun & Lendy Ma Hotel Managers for Pagoda and White Sands Hotels in Honolulu

August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Lite Hotels, a division of Aqua Hospitality, named Paul Dun, hotel manager, for the 360-room Pagoda Hotel. Most recently, Dun was hotel manager for the White Sands Hotel where he was instrumental in helping the property achieve improved ADR and a higher ranking on the popular consumer travel site, TripAdvisor. Prior to joining Aqua in 2006, Dun worked in Special Events at the Royal Hawaiian Center. He is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has a B.A. from the University of Redlands in California. Replacing Dun at the 93-room White Sands Hotel as hotel manager is Lendy Ma. With nearly ten years of ex...

Aqua Hospitality Completes $10 Million Renovation of the 221-room Park Shore Waikiki on Oahu, Hawaii

Park Shore Waikiki | August 23, 2013

Honolulu, Hawaii- August 23, 2013 - Aqua Hospitality continues its revitalization of Waikiki with the official introduction of the newly renovated Park Shore Waikiki, a classic Oahu hotel with an enviable location fronting Waikiki Beach. This exciting property underwent a $10.7 million enhancement to emerge as the area's most stylish boutique hotel experience for both leisure and business travelers. "This historic property has been completely transformed into a chic getaway that caters to the needs of today's traveler," said Elizabeth Churchill, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "The hotel is modern and relaxed, perfectly co...

Allan Farwell Appointed as General Manager for Hawaii’s Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa | August 7, 2013

Lahaina, Hawaii (August 7, 2013) - Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa recently announced the appointment of Allan Farwell as General Manager. Farwell, most recently the General Manager at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, joins the Hyatt Regency Maui team as General Manager with over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. A seasoned Hyatt veteran, Farwell has served as General Manager for various Hyatt hotels for 23 years, overseeing luxury and flagship properties across the United States. "After six years in beautiful Indian Wells, I am thrilled to bring my experience to the outstanding team at Hyatt Regency Maui," remarked Farwe...

Landmark Hotels Group Names New Executive Team at The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu | August 1, 2013

Appoints Carmine Iommazzo as General Manager and Ryan Fitzgerald as Hotel Manager HONOLULU, August 1, 2013 -- Shawn Sweeney, President of The Landmark Hotels Group, management company of The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu and Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui has announced the promotion of Carmine Iommazzo to General Manager and the appointment of Ryan Fitzgerald to Hotel Manager of the legendary resort. Mr. Iommazzo returned to The Kahala in March this year to manage the operations of the hotel, where he was previously Director of Food and Beverage before being assigned to Makena Beach & Golf Resort in 2011. At Makena, he w...

Castle Resorts & Hotels Adds Paki Maui on the Ka’anapali Coast, Maui, Hawaii to its Resort Portfolio

Castle Resorts & Hotels | August 1, 2013

Honolulu, August 1, 2013 -- Castle Resorts & Hotels (www.castleresorts.com), a full-service, international hotel management company based in Honolulu, Hawaii, today announced the addition of Paki Maui to its resort portfolio, effective September 1, 2013. Castle Resorts & Hotels' growing management portfolio now consists of 22 hotels, condominium resorts and luxury villas on five Hawaiian Islands and New Zealand. "As Hawaii's leader in both resort condominium and hotel management, we are pleased to welcome Paki Maui to our selection of hotels and resorts," said Alan Mattson, President and Chief Operating Officer for Castle Resort...

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