HONOLULU -- With
Hawaii basking in the glow of a banner year in terms of visitor
arrivals and hotel rooms sold, hotels and packagers are hiring more
sales staffers to maintain the rising numbers.
" Hilton Hotels
Corp. named Gerhard Seiberthas area vice president and managing
director for Hawaii. He will oversee the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Beach Resort and Spa, the Doubletree Alana Hotel Waikiki and the
Hilton Waikoloa Village, starting June 1. Seiberthas replaces Peter
Schall, who retired after 40 years with the Hilton
" The JW Marriott
Ihilani Resort and Spa in Ko Olina appointed Eleni Espania director
of reservation sales.
" The Hilton
Waikoloa Village on the Big Island named Mark DiMartino national
sales manager. DiMartino will manage the incentive travel and
insurance group markets.
" Michael Nelson
was named executive vice president and COO of the Ko Olina Resort
& Marina on Oahu.
" The Hualalai
Resort on the Big Island named Patrick Fitzgerald COO and vice
president of the Hualalai Development Corp., the resorts owning
company. Starting June 1, Fitzgerald will oversee all resort
operations and the housing developments at Hualalai, also home to
the Four Seasons Resort.
DOnofrio was promoted to senior regional sales manager for Hyatt
Resorts and Spas of Hawaii, where he will supervise East Coast
domestic travel agent accounts.
" Jonna Jackson
is Classic Custom Vacations new product development director for
Hawaii. She is the daughter of Ed and Carla Nelson, owners of AV
Travel in Almaden Valley, Calif.
Holidays appointed George Thompson vice president of product
development for Hawaii and Mexico.
reporter Brian Berusch, send e-mail to [email protected].