KOHALA COAST, Hawaii -- The Orchid at Mauna Lani appointed Doug
Herkes conference services and catering manager.
Herkes is responsible for corporate, incentive and association
meetings services at the hotel, working with meeting planners and
destination management groups, according to the hotel.
Herkes most recently was recreation director for the Orchid and
prior to that held management positions with the Ritz-Carlton and
Hyatt hotel chains.
In addition to golf, tennis and a fitness center, the Orchid at
Mauna Lani features a wide range of meetings facilities.
There is a 14,000-square-foot ballroom, two 4,000-square-foot
junior ballrooms, an amphitheater that will seat up to 160 and
smaller board rooms and meetings rooms totalling 4,000 square
The Orchid can accommodate theme parties in nine venues
totalling 76,000 square feet of space.
The property has a business center for office supplies and
services such as computer and business machine rentals.
In addition, flip charts, easels and teleconferencing services
are available for meeting attendees.
For more information on meetings at the Orchid at Mauna Lani,
call (800) 845-9905 or (808) 885-2000. The Web site address is www.orchid-maunalani.com.