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Dec 2016

Royal Lahaina Resort Appoints Two New Executive Sous Chefs

John McEwan and Jared Krausen to elevate the resort's culinary creativity and guest dining experience
 
LAHAINA, Hawai'i - October 10, 2016 - Royal Lahaina Resort, renowned for its award-winning Hawaiian hospitality and located on the world-famous Kaanapali Beach, announced the addition of two executive sous chefs to take the helm of the resort's food and beverage division. Joining Royal Lahaina Resort's team are industry veterans John McEwan and Jared Krausen.
 
"We are excited to welcome two highly accomplished chefs to lead our culinary team," said Tom Bell, president of Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, the hotel management group for Royal Lahaina Resort. "These chefs have the culinary expertise to inspire unique creations using fresh ingredients from local farms that will enhance our guest dining experience."
 
 
John McEwan
John McEwan joins the team with over 25 years of food and beverage leadership experience. Most recently, McEwan worked as an executive kitchen manager at the Kaanapali Grille & Tap Room where he was responsible for development and overall operations of the establishment. McEwan also imparted his skills and years of national experience at restaurants such as Shells Seafood in Florida and The Bridgetown Grill in Georgia.
 
 
Jared Krausen
Jared Krausen is a seasoned culinarian with over 17 years of restaurant and hospitality experience. Prior to joining the Royal Lahaina Resort, Krausen cultivated his passion for food at the Hyatt Regency Maui and Ritz Carlton Kapalua. Krausen actively participated in the local culinary scene at signature events like the Maui Onion Festival, Kapalua Seafood & Wine Festival and Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.
 
 

About Royal Lahaina Resort

Set amidst 27 acres of tropical gardens, the Royal Lahaina Resort is nestled alongside a secluded half-mile stretch of Kaanapali Beach. The resort's original beachside cottages are reminiscent of Hawaii's plantation era, while the 12-story Lahaina Kai Tower features contemporary island-inspired guestrooms and amenities. The resort is home to a 10-court tennis ranch and is adjacent to two championship golf courses. Its natural beauty, traditional Hawaiian ambiance and dedication to five-star service provides guests with the timeless and subtle elegance of cultural celebrations, relaxation and tranquility. For more information on the Royal Lahaina Resort, visit www.royallahaina.com.
 

About Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts

As pioneers in Hawaii tourism, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts is a hospitality management group with a growing portfolio of properties totaling over 1000 rooms. Born out of hotel ownership, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts has a unique understanding of the Hawaii market, offering Hawaii hotel owners measureable results in profitability and guest satisfaction, and unparalleled management experience. For more information, visit www.hawaiihotels.com.
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