Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association's youngest committee is now on the island of Kaua‘i. Hospitality’s Young Professional & Entrepreneurs (HYPE) is the first neighbor-island chapter geared for the millennial generation.
HYPE Kaua‘i made its official debut on Thursday, May 18, 2017, with a launch party at RumFire Poipu Beach, featuring door prizes, pupus and cocktails at Sheraton Kauai Resort’s signature oceanfront restaurant. The launch party welcomed over 80 young professionals from around the island who came to network and learn more about HYPE’s newest chapter. The HYPE Kaua‘i committee would like to send a warm mahalo to Chip Bahouth, general manager and proud supporter of the inaugural event.
HYPE Kaua‘i will have two events monthly, an informal Meet Up on the third Tuesday of every month and a planned event geared toward networking, professional development workshops or community service. HYPE membership is open and free to anyone under age 40 who is employed by an HLTA member in good standing, regardless of his or her position in the company. HYPE is also free to Kauai Community College students enrolled in the HOST and Culinary programs. All young professionals – not just those who work directly with the hotel industry – are encouraged to join.
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