OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group Announces General Manager for OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort
HONOLULU – OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group, finalized its acquisition of the 11-acre, 432-room Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel on July 26, 2023 – which is now sailing under the banner of OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort. It is located on the golden sands of world-famous Kā‘anapali Beach, Maui – recently ranked as the No. 1 Beach in the U.S. and No. 10 Beach in the World by TripAdvisor.
As of September 1, Edwin Torres will lead the beachfront resort as its general manager with a commitment to helping OUTRIGGER hosts, their families and the community in the aftermath of the Lahaina wildfires. As general manager, Torres will lead the beachfront resort with an eye to delivering exceptional service and authentic guest experiences while ensuring operational profitability and host engagement and development.
Torres has been complex general manager, overseeing both the OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and OHANA Waikiki East by OUTRIGGER since February of this year. Before that, he was general manager of OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel since 2021 – Hawai‘i’s first craft hotel which he brought to #1 on TripAdvisor out of 94 hotels on O‘ahu. Torres’ OUTRIGGER career began as food and beverage director at the OUTRIGGER Guam Beach Resort. His industry experience includes director of event operations for the Grand Hotel Marriott in Point Clear, Alabama; food & beverage director at W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, and for Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands.
“Edwin possesses the remarkable skill to cultivate a success-driven atmosphere, uniting his colleagues in a tight-knit ‘ohana (family),” remarked Mike Shaff, senior vice president-hotel operations of The Americas. “With great anticipation for Edwin’s journey, I have full confidence in his capacity to lead this renowned resort impeccably, particularly in the aftermath of the destructive fires in Lahaina.”
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