HALEKULANI ANNOUNCES SEVERAL MANAGEMENT TEAM APPOINTMENTS
Award-Winning Luxury Hotel Appoints Three New Directors
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Dec. 29, 2022 – Halekulani, Oahu’s most acclaimed luxury hotel just steps away from Waikiki beach, today announces three new management team appointments. The award-winning property welcomes Lisa Matsuda as Director of Sales and Marketing; Joseph Diver as Director of Food and Beverage Operations; and Eva Taba as Director of Rooms. The three directors will bring their collective expertise to sustain Halekulani’s unmatched standards of excellence and world-renowned reputation. The announcement was made by Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation.
“Since its inception, Halekulani has maintained a steadfast commitment to leadership, excellence and to offering an extraordinary guest experience, said Mr. Shaindlin. “I am confident that Ms. Matsuda, Mr. Diver and Ms. Taba’s exceptional expertise, professionalism and values will safeguard Halekulani’s tradition for delivering gracious hospitality for many years to come.”
Ms. Matsuda brings with her over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, including past roles at Hilton Hotels, Marriott International, and Hyatt Regency, where she served as Director of Marketing & Communications, leading development and implementation of integrated marketing and revenue plans. In addition to her extensive background in both strategic and digital marketing and communications, Ms. Matsuda has varied, multi-brand experience with the discipline of hospitality sales. As Director of Sales and Marketing at Halekulani, she will oversee all domestic and international markets.
Mr. Diver joins the award-winning culinary team as Director of Food and Beverage Operations. A seasoned food and beverage professional, he brings with him extensive knowledge of luxury and fine dining and has held food and beverage management positions across numerous resorts across the
country. He will oversee all food and beverage operations at both Halekulani and Halepuna’s dining venues.
After previously working at Halekulani in two different roles, Ms. Taba rejoins the hotel as Director of Rooms. In the past, she held positions of Hotel Assistant Manager and Executive Assistant to the COO at Halekulani Corporation. She brings extensive management experience in both the hospitality and retail luxury sectors, having previously played primary management leadership roles at Tiffany & Co. She will ensure gracious service while providing optimized service, accommodations, and programming uniqueness and quality.
About Halekulani Corporation
Halekulani Corporation owns and operates the globally acclaimed luxury resort Halekulani and the new luxury boutique hotel Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani in Hawaii. Halekulani represents a luxury hospitality legacy of unique and iconic proportions and has been globally recognized with more than 500 awards. Halekulani is home to award-winning SpaHalekulani, House Without A Key, Lewers Lounge, Orchids and La Mer, Hawaii’s longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Restaurant. Following a multi- million-dollar transformation, Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani debuted with the Halekulani Bakery & Restaurant. The hotel, which is situated in close proximity to its iconic sister property Halekulani, was designed by acclaimed New York City-based firm Champalimaud providing hospitality hallmarks of the Halekulani brand such as innovative guest experiences and gracious service.
Since its inception in 1984 as one of the world’s finest and most acclaimed independent luxury hotels, Halekulani has received more than 500 awards, most recently, Travel + Leisure 2020 readers’ poll, the “Best Service in North America,” as well as voted one of the Best Hotels in Hawaii by USA Today’s 10Best. Halekulani is home to SpaHalekulani, House Without A Key, Lewers Lounge, Orchids, Cattleya, and La Mer, Hawaii’s longest, consecutively ranked AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Restaurant. For over twenty years, Halekulani has maintained a strong commitment to arts and culture in the community through exclusive alliances with Oahu’s most iconic cultural venues. Halekulani is operated by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also oversees the newly opened Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani. Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is aligned with Tokyo’s legendary Imperial Hotel. For further information, please visit www.halekulani.com.
About Halekulani Okinawa
Halekulani Okinawa, the second hotel from the leading Hawaiian resort of the same name and first outside Hawaii, is a luxury beach resort located in Onna Village on the main island of Okinawa. Featuring a variety of accommodations built to emphasize the geographic features of its surroundings, Halekulani Okinawa sits on 32 acres of lush land within the Okinawa Kaigan Quasi-National Park and faces approximately one mile of coastline. Halekulani Okinawa is home to a diverse array of facilities including eight restaurants and a bar. In addition, the property features the prestigious SpaHalekulani, a fitness center, a luxury boutique, over 2,550 ft2 of meeting and convention space and five swimming pools, one of which is adorned with nearly 1.5 million mosaic tiles in the shape of Halekulani’s signature Cattleya orchid. Halekulani Okinawa is the third property in Japan to join The Leading Hotels of the World, an exclusive collection of the world’s most extraordinary luxury establishments. For further information, please visit www.okinawa.halekulani.com.
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