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Kahala Veteran Promoted to Director of Catering and Conference Services

06/24/2013

Grace Chan has been appointed Director of Catering and Conference Services
Honolulu, HI…Grace Chan has been appointed Director of Catering and Conference Services for The Kahala Hotel & Resort. A fifteen year Kahala veteran, Chan previously served as the resort’s Assistant Director of Food and Beverage.

Chan first joined The Kahala in February 1998 as Assistant Banquet Manager. She held several subsequent positions including Catering and Conference Services Manager from 2003 to 2011 and Director of Banquets in 2011. She was named Kahala Manager of the 4th Quarter and also Manager of the Year in 2012.

Chan will direct The Kahala’s team of experienced catering and conference services professionals and has been herself a key member of the successful wedding planning and coordination team of the resort. She has been complimented as one of the best wedding managers in Hawaii on wedding sites such as The Knot. Her team has been awarded Successful Meetings magazine’s Pinnacle Award every year since 2008, among many other distinctions.

The Kahala boasts more than 11,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a grand crystal-chandeliered ballroom, breakout and boardrooms, and spectacular oceanfront outdoor function venues. The resort provides an ideal setting for weddings and receptions, as well as corporate meetings, incentives, executive retreats and conferences.

Contact information for Chan is as follows: E-mail: gchan@kahalaresort.com; Phone: (808) 739-8891; Facsimile: (808) 739-8719; Snail Mail: 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816-5498.

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– About The Kahala –

With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in Hawai'i. Travel + Leisure ranks The Kahala among the Top 6 Hawaii resorts and among the World’s Best 100 Hotels in its 2012 World’s Best Awards. They also named The Kahala as one of the Top Family Hotels in the United States and the Number One Family Hotel in Hawaii. US News & World Report named The Kahala Best Oahu Hotels (Top 3) in 2011 and 2012. Successful Meetings gave the hotel its Pinnacle Award from 2010 through 2013. The Forbes Travel Guide has given the resort and Spa Four-Star Awards in 2012 and 2013. Open Table named Plumeria Beach House in their Top 100 Restaurants for Brunch and Top 100 for Outdoor Dining in 2012 and 2013. TripAdvisor.com gave The Kahala a 2012 Traveler’s Choice Award for Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States. The Kahala is a 2012 Fodor’s Choice Award winner.

For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at www.kahalaresort.com.

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