Hawaii New G.M. takes over at Kauai Beach Resort By Shane Nelson / October 05, 2012 Share 1 -- Aqua Hotels & Resorts has named David Sosner general manager at the Kauai Beach Resort. Sosner has taken over for Mathew Pickett, who is now general manager at the Aqua Lotus Honolulu. “David brings over 30 years of upscale hotel and food-and-beverage experience to Aqua,” Ben Rafter, Aqua’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time for us as we begin to implement ideas to renovate the restaurant areas of the resort, and David’s expertise will be vital when projects move forward.”New to Aqua, Sosner was born and raised in Hawaii and studied international business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He recently spent five years as a general manager at Ritz-Carlton properties in Egypt, Singapore, and South Korea. A five-minute drive north of the Lihue Airport, the Kauai Beach Resort sits on 25 oceanfront acres and features 350 guestrooms.