HONOLULU -- Halekulani Corp., which owns and operates the
Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc hotels on Oahu, hired a new chief
Peter Shaindlin replaced Yuri Giga, Halekulani Corp. president
and CEO, who will return to Tokyo to work with Mitsui Fudosan,
parent company of Halekulani Corp.
Shaindlin said he plans to strengthen Halekulani's relationship
with travel agents and wholesalers.
Affluent travelers, he said, are relying more on what he calls
"five-star" agents, or those who specialize in high-end
Shaindlin said he wants to hear firsthand what agents say about
their clients' hotel and destination experiences.
"We want to protect and preserve our original spirit and
character, but at the same time listen to the needs of the
contemporary traveler," he said.
Prior to joining Halekulani Corp., Shaindlin was founding
principal of Lotus Luxury Group and regional vice president,
Caribbean, of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.