The Modern Honolulu has named Douglas Rucker managing director.

Rucker joins the Modern after serving as managing director of Human Hospitality Advisors, a consortium of hospitality consultants.

He previously served as general manager of the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach in Maui. Through a long career in the hospitality industry, Rucker has gained experience working at vacation rental ownership properties, timeshare resorts and private clubs in Hawaii and on the U.S. mainland.

Douglas Rucker joins the Modern after serving as managing director at Human Hospitality Advisors.
Douglas Rucker joins the Modern after serving as managing director at Human Hospitality Advisors.

"We are excited to welcome Douglas to the Modern Honolulu family," Eric Hamaguchi, business development and government relations director, said in a release. "Douglas has the broad expertise in hospitality industry management that will ensure The Modern Honolulu continues to deliver on our brand promise as Honolulu's only full-service modern luxury, lifestyle hotel."

Rucker will join the company immediately, according to the release, and will spend two weeks working with his predecessor, Kelly Hoen, on a smooth transition.

"We appreciate the tremendous leadership Kelly brought to The Modern, and her focus on fostering a service culture that defies convention and transcends across Hawaii's changing hospitality industry. We wish her all the best in her next venture," Hamaguchi said.

The Modern Honolulu is 353-room hotel, with two pools, multiple restaurants, fitness center, spa and other amenities near the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Waikiki. 

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