Mufi's Message - October 3, 2017
GMM Evening Reception Themes:
Our membership has a history of getting very festive for the GMM evening receptions, so I know everyone is itching to learn more about the themes and suggested attire for this year’s events. On Friday, October 20, we encourage you to pack your jeans, palaka shirts, boots and overalls, and join us “Out on the Farm.” Graze from local food trucks while playing barnyard games and mingling under the stars. On Saturday night, we’re taking you back to the 40’s , 50’s and 60's to celebrate HLTA’s 70th anniversary in the era in which our association was founded. Step off the SS Lurline ocean liner in your vintage aloha wear reminiscent of decades past and join the party as we enjoy each other's company. General Manager Danna Holck and her dedicated staff at Turtle Bay are prepared to make this GMM a memorable experience!
If you haven’t registered for the GMM yet, be sure to sign up here by tomorrow, October 4.
Pacific Beach Hotel’s new name:
The Pacific Beach Hotel, under the leadership of Managing Director Rob Robinson, has officially reopened as the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach! Congratulations to the Alohilani team, as well as the architects and designers from WATG, Pacific Asia Design Group, and Rockwell Group on a fabulous transformation. In addition to a fresh look, you can also relish in food and libations at the new Lychee Restaurant and O Bar, and will soon be able to enjoy not one- but two Morimoto restaurants within the resort. To view the updates, visit www.alohilaniresort.com.
Congratulations to all the HLTA members who were selected as finalists and winners for the Pacific Business News 2017 Pineapple Awards last week! We're all in this together and you make us proud...
Career Achievement Honoree
Jerry Gibson, Area Vice President, Hilton Worldwide
Leaders in Hospitality Management
Kelly Sanders, Area General Manager, Marriott Hotels and Resorts Waikiki – Winner
Angela Nolan, Area Managing Director, Hawaii, Vistana Signature Experiences – Finalist
Lynette Eastman, General Manager, The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club – Finalist
Craig Anderson, Vice President, Mauna Kea Resort – Finalist
Large Hotel of the Year
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort - Winner
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort - Finalist
Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas – Finalist
Boutique Hotel of the Year
The Surfjack Hotel and Swim Club - Winner
Hanalei Colony Resort - Finalist
Waimea Plantation Cottages – Finalist
Festival or Event of the Year
Hawaii Food and Wine Festival - Finalist
Hawaii for Hawaii – Finalist
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