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Geoff Graf
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Mar 2019

Royal Pacific Air Named Best Private Jet Charter

Royal Pacific Air announced today that its luxury charter service has been recognized as "Best Private Jet Charter" in the 2019 Luxe List by Modern Luxury Hawaii. For the inaugural Luxe List issue, magazine editors gathered an ultimate hit list of the best and most exclusive services throughout the state, showcasing luxurious products, experiences and brands.
Mar 2019

Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui to Host Invesco Series QQQ Event May 4-5 Featuring McEnroe, Chang, Haas and Philippoussis

The Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui, Hawaii will host tennis legends John McEnroe, Michael Chang, Tommy Haas and Mark Philippoussis May 4 and 5 at the Hawaii Champions Cup, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced.
Nov 2018

Royal Lahaina Resort Welcomes New Executive Chef

Royal Lahaina Resort has hired Dylan Montano as its new executive chef. Chef Montano will oversee the culinary direction for the hotel's signature restaurant, the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant & Lounge, as well as other food and beverage initiatives.
Oct 2018

Marin Management Inc. Adds Hospitality Suite Resort to Management Portfolio

Hogan Hospitality Group subsidiary, Marin Management Inc. (MMI), a California-based hotel management company, has added Hospitality Suite Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, to its growing portfolio of properties. The 80-room hotel, which will become part of the Ascend Collection by Choice Hotels in 2019, recently completed a renovation that transformed its guest rooms, exterior common areas, and the property's restaurant and bar, Jaxon's Bar & Grill.
Sep 2018

Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts Announces Executive Promotions

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts (HHR), a leading hotel management company operating Kauai Shores Hotel on Kauai, Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui and Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii Island, has promoted five executives on its leadership team.
Sep 2018

Hogan Hospitality Group Acquires Marin Management Inc.

Hogan Hospitality Group acquires Marin Management Inc., a California-based hospitality group managing properties in California, Arizona and Texas. With the acquisition, Hogan Hospitality Group adds 17 hotels, restaurants and spas to its diverse portfolio, with the majority of properties in California.
Aug 2018

World's Best Mai Tai Revealed at Royal Kona Resort for 2018

The Royal Kona Resort celebrated the 10th Annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival on August 18 showcasing 21 of the world's top bartenders and mixologists as they competed for the title of Mai Tai World Champion. The 2018 Festival crowned Hawaii's very own Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron in Honolulu, the winner of the $10,000 first place prize and coveted title as the creator of the "World's Best Mai Tai." This is Park's third win in the past seven years, securing top honors in 2012 and 2015.
Jun 2018

Royal Kona Resort to Showcase World's Top Bartenders at 10th Annual Mai Tai Festival

The Royal Kona Resort today announced the lineup for the 10th annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival on August 18. The festival will host the world's top bartenders as they compete for the coveted title of World's Best Mai Tai and a $10,000 grand prize.
Jun 2018

Royal Kona Resort Employees and Local Entertainers Offer Support to Puna Residents

In the weeks immediately following the Kilauea eruption, Royal Kona Resort employees initiated donation drives at Don's Mai Tai Bar during its Thursday music series with local entertainers, Henry Kapono and Johnny Valentine. During the performances, employees collected food and supplies for victims affected by Kilauea's devastation. The coordinated effort generated two large pallets of food and supplies, and raised over $3,600 in cash. Royal Kona Resort staff recently delivered the donations received to the Puna relief station in Keeau.
Jun 2018

Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch Receives Awards from Top Tennis Organizations

Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch was named Facility of the Year for 2018 by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Hawaii division. The news follows recent recognition from Tennis Resorts Online, an online travel guide for resorts and tennis destinations. Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch claimed the top spot for Best Game Arranging in Tennis Resorts Online's list of Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps for 2018.
Jun 2018

Royal Lahaina Resort & Royal Kona Resort Employees Raise $28,000 for Hawaii Charities

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts (HHR), a leading hotel management company, contributed over $28,000 to the 2018 Visitor Industry Charity Walk, a statewide annual event that engages members of Hawaii's visitor industry to raise money for Hawaii's charities. A record number of staff and their families from HHR's flagship properties, Royal Lahaina Resort and Royal Kona Resort, participated in the walk held on Saturday, May 12 on Maui and Hawaii Island.
Apr 2018

Bryan Brothers to Serve up Tennis Tips for Doubles at Royal Lahaina Tennis Camp

Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch will be host to an exclusive High Powered Doubles Tennis Camp from September 26 to 30 on Maui, featuring legendary doubles players Bob and Mike Bryan. Widely considered the greatest doubles team in the history of tennis, the Bryan brothers held the world No. 1 doubles ranking longer than anyone else. Adding to the camp line-up is legendary tennis player and Olympic coach Tom Gullikson, along with other top-notch coaches.
Mar 2018

Kauai Shores Hotel to Accept Bitcoin Payment

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel management company and member of Hogan Hospitality Group, announced the Kauai Shores Hotel on Kauai's famed Royal Coconut Coast is now accepting Bitcoin payments for online reservations.
Feb 2018

Royal Kona Resort Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Royal Kona Resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Hawaii Vacation Giveaway. The grand prize is a five-night stay at the iconic resort in an oceanfront room on the island of Hawaii (Big Island). The prize includes a sunset dinner cruise, daily breakfast buffet and admission to the award-winning Royal Kona Luau for two people.
Oct 2017

Kauai Shores Hotel Honors American Heroes with Military Discount Program

Hogan Hospitality Group announce their Stand Up for Veterans program at the Kauai Shores Hotel in Celebration of the upcoming Veterans Holiday.
Aug 2017

Kauai Shores Hotel's New Management Accelerates Leisure Travel Growth

KAPAA, Hawaii - August 30, 2017 - Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel management company and member of Hogan Hospitality Group, announced nine new tour operator agreements established in less than three months since taking over the management of the Kauai Shores Hotel. New industry partners for the beachfront property include All About Hawaii, Apple Vacations, Blue Sky Tours, Delta Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Gogo Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, United Vacations and WestJet Vacations.
Aug 2017

World's Best Mai Tai Revealed at the Royal Kona Resort

The Royal Kona Resort hosted the ninth annual Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival on August 19 showcasing 21 of the world's top bartenders and mixologists as they competed for the title of Mai Tai World Champion.
Aug 2017

Royal Kona Resort to Host 9th Annual Mai Tai World Championship

Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai Festival welcomes the world's top bartenders
Jun 2017

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts Announces Completion of $10 Million Renovation of Kauai Shores Hotel

Unveiling of its oceanfront pool and outdoor Jacuzzi marks the final phase of the top to bottom, two-year transformation project
Jun 2017

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts Expands to Kauai, Now Managing Kauai Shores Hotel

Leading hotel operator to handle all aspects of property management for award-winning hotel on Kauai's Royal Coconut Coast
Dec 2016

Royal Lahaina Resort's Gilbert Sablas Honored With Po'okela Legacy Award

Guest services manager at Royal Lahaina Resort recognized by Maui Hotel & Lodging Association for a lifetime of service.
Dec 2016

Royal lahaina tennis ranch awarded top honor by United states professional tennis association

Tennis center at Royal Lahaina Resort recognized as top tennis facility in Hawaii.
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.