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The Kahala And Makena Resorts In Hawaii Appoint New Regional Group Sales Managers

12/18/2013

 PRESS RELEASE

THE KAHALA AND MAKENA RESORTS IN HAWAII APPOINT NEW REGIONAL GROUP SALES MANAGERS

JANICE ISHIHARA AND KERRY KUHL JOIN LANDMARK HOTELS GROUP

Honolulu, Hawaii, December 18th, 2013…The Landmark Hotels Group, management company of The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu and Makena Beach & Golf Resort in Maui, recently announced the appointments of Janice Ishihara and Kerry Kuhl as Regional Sales Managers for both resorts.

In announcing the appointments Shawn Sweeney, President and Chief Operations Officer of Landmark, added, “ We are pleased to have these two Hawaii sales professionals join us at this time as we continue to increase the amount of meetings and incentive business from the regions that Ms. Ishihara and Ms. Kuhl will be covering. They are both performance driven individuals with experience which will enhance our sales program under the leadership of Danny Breatchel, Vice President of Sales and our Directors of Sales at The Kahala, Roger Bright and at Makena, Randy Parker.’

Janice Ishihara is responsible for the Mid West market and is based at The Kahala. She started her assignment in November after three years as Director of Sales at The Kauai Beach Resort. With over 20 years experience selling Hawaii, her career started with Classic Resorts; she later joined Prince Resorts selling the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. She has served in senior sales and marketing positions with the Hyatt Regency Maui, Princeville Resort, Turtle Bay Resort as well as the Mid Pacific Country Club. She graduated from the University of Hawaii and is a member of ASAE. Janice can be reached at jishihara@landmarkhotelsgroup.com.

Kerry Kuhl is a seasoned hospitality sales veteran with over 25 years experience selling Hawaii including tenure with the Maui Marriott, the former Stouffer Wailea Beach Resort, as well as three years experience with the then Maui Prince Hotel (now Makena). Her most recent sales positions have been with the Dolce Hayes Mansion & Conference Center and the Le Rivage Hotel and Spa, both in Northern California. She is based in Northern California and will cover this area and the Pacific Northwest Region as her markets. She can be reached at kkuhl@landmarkhotelsgroup.com.

ABOUT THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT, HONOLULU

The Kahala Hotel & Resort: an island of Aloha on Oahu. This iconic luxury resort, set on a tranquil white sand beach is just 10 minutes from the heart of Waikiki. The Kahala is world-renowned for its discreet service charmed by generous sprinkles of aloha. Its 338 rooms with views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Ko’olau Mountain Range, reflect an elegant island lifestyle. The resort is situated among exotic gardens, complete with waterfall and lagoon; home to fun-loving dolphins, sea turtles, stingrays and tropical fish. The Kahala Spa and the beachside CHI Health Energy Fitness Center provide moments of relaxation, in between meetings held in over 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor function space and 11,000 sq. ft. of picturesque beachside outdoor venues. It is the 2014 T+L Top 500 top ranked hotel on Oahu based on scores from Travel + Leisure Magazines’ 2013 World’s Best Survey and celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2014 with The Perfect Meetings package.

ABOUT MAKENA BEACH & GOLF RESORT, MAUI

Makena Beach & Golf Resort: Located on 1,800 acres of Maui’s pristine sunny southern shore; 310 beautified guestrooms & suites, all offering private lanais with sweeping ocean and island views and embracing a picturesque golden sand beach offering an abundance of water activities: diving, snorkeling, outrigger canoe excursions, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.

Makena is home to a day spa, outstanding tennis and an attentive and friendly staff that have earned top ranking in public reviews. Makena offers outstanding event venues including 19,000 sq. ft. of indoor and 75,000 sq. feet of outdoor meeting space, including oceanfront locations. It continually outranks other Maui hotels in Trip Advisor scores.

-ENDS

PRESS CONTACT: GLYNIS ESMAIL, VICE PRESIDENT, MAKETING

TEL; 650-638-2000; gesmail@landmarkhotelsgroup.com

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