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Gerald Glennon Joins The Kahala Hotel & Resort As General Manager

09/09/2016

Gerald Glennon Joins The Kahala Hotel & Resort As General Manager

September 8, 2016

The Kahala Hotel & Resort announced today that Gerald Glennon has joined as general manager of the award-winning luxury property. Glennon, a respected leader in the hospitality industry, will be responsible for the overall strategic direction, financial performance and unique guest experience of the landmark resort.

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Prior to joining The Kahala, Glennon was director emeritus and senior advisor for The Modern Honolulu, where he worked with the executive team to reposition the hotel and instill a luxury-level service culture. He also served as general manager of Halekulani, where he spent 12 years directing operations, managing renovations and developing signature guest experiences that enhanced the resort’s bottom-line performance.

“Gerald is widely regarded as a consummate hospitality executive with a track record for reimagining luxury resorts,” said Duke Ueda, vice president of ResortTrust Hawaii, owner of The Kahala Hotel & Resort. “His arrival signals a new era in The Kahala’s legacy of gracious hospitality.”

“The Kahala is a special resort for locals and visitors alike and I look forward to working closely with the team to build upon the reputation of this iconic property,” said Glennon. “While The Kahala has a long history of serving presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, I believe the best is yet to come.”

Glennon holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from the University of Denver, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a marketing emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado. He is an executive board member of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, chairman of the Oahu Visitors Bureau, and a board member of the Hawaii Tourism and Lodging Association, the Waikiki Improvement Association, SKAL Hawaii and the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation.

About The Kahala Hotel & Resort

The legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront, destination luxury property known for its gracious Hawaiian hospitality. Located just minutes from Waikīkī, The Kahala offers an exclusive ambiance of a neighbor island experience.

The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. World leaders, royalty, rock bands and Oscar winners call the 338-room resort their Hawaiian home-away-from-home. The Kahala is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The resort is home to The Kahala Spa, lush tropical gardens and a natural ocean-water lagoon with the hotel’s own resident dolphins cared for by Dolphin Quest. The Kahala also has five restaurants: Plumeria Beach House, Seaside Grill, The Veranda, Arancino and the award-winning Hoku’s restaurant.

 

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