Outrigger Enterprises Group has named Dean Nakasone the general manager of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach hotel in Waikiki.
Nakasone has been overseeing day-to-day operations at the 639-room property since Nov. 1, taking over for Bill Comstock, who left to become G.M. of the Ala Moana Hotel in October.
“Dean is a valued and respected member of the Outrigger team and brings a wealth of experience to this new leadership role,” Barry Wallace, executive vice president of hospitality services for Outrigger Enterprises Group, said in a statement. “His industry knowledge, keen management style and desire for the best in hospitality are the perfect combination of personal and business values to ensure the continued success of the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.”
Nakasone has worked for Outrigger since 1997, most recently as G.M. at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, a property managed by Outrigger.
Prior to joining Outrigger, Nakasone worked in senior management for Sheraton Hotels as well as the Halekulani Corp.