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Geoff Graf
Vice President of Business Development
Office: 808-351-9086
Mar 2021

Kauai Shores Accepts Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s global nature makes it ideal for travel at home and abroad. Its digital nature and freedom from large banks eliminate the need for money exchange while traveling. Plus, it has the added security of not being tied to a physical bill, coin, or device that can be lost or stolen. Even more than a…

Feb 2021

Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts Promotes George Gomes Jr. to Regional Executive Chef

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii  (Feb. 17, 2021) – Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts announced today the promotion of George Gomes Jr. as its regional executive chef for the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii Island and Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui. The two iconic resorts reopened after expansive renovations encompassing guest room enhancements and upgrades to common areas and…

Jan 2021

At Royal Lahaina, Empty Rooms Meant Full Speed Ahead with a Refresh

After closing in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seven months until the Royal Lahaina Resort’s Oct. 15 reopening were filled with various projects to refresh and update the 27-acre property in West Maui. The resort improved its sustainability infrastructure while also revamping the lobby, lounge, pool area, restaurant, and guestrooms. “Once we officially…

Dec 2020

Marin Management, Inc. Adds Three Properties To Hotel Management Portfolio

SAUSALITO, California (Dec. 29, 2020) — Marin Management, Inc., a California-based hotel management company, has added three hotel management contracts to its growing portfolio of properties. The historic Callahan’s Mountain Lodge nestled alongside the Siskiyou Mountains expands Marin Management’s presence in Oregon, with California’s Motel 6 Hayward East Bay and Villa Franca Inn Monterey topping…

Sep 2020

Pat Mitchell Takes the Helm at Marin Management Inc.

SAUSALITO, California (Sept. 11, 2020) — Marin Management, Inc., a California-based hotel management company, announced the appointment of Pat Mitchell as its president, following the retirement of founder John Manderfeld on Aug. 31. Mitchell most recently served as the company’s executive vice president as part of a year-long initiative to ensure a smooth transition to…

Aug 2020

Hotel Renovation News for Royal Lahaina and Royal Kona Resorts

Finding a Window for Hotel Renovation during the Coronavirus Pandemic Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it’s old news that a big number of hoteliers have been hit hard. This has been the result of cancellations, low demand, and the like. Many hotels had to close down or suspend operations. Some decided on doing something drastic like…

Jun 2020

Aloha Clean Promise – Maui & Kauai

HO’O MA’E MA’E – Our Aloha Clean Promise Ho’o ma’e ma’e is the Hawaiian word to make clean, disinfect, purify, and in the Hawaiian language can take on many meanings including clean house, spiritual cleanliness, clean body and mind, and pure spirit. When we approach one another with the pure intent of helping, and when…

Jun 2020

Aloha Clean Promise – Kona

HO’O MA’E MA’E – Our Aloha Clean Promise Ho’o ma’e ma’e is the Hawaiian word to make clean, disinfect, purify, and in the Hawaiian language can take on many meanings including clean house, spiritual cleanliness, clean body and mind, and pure spirit. When we approach one another with the pure intent of helping, and when…

Jun 2020

Marin County hotel investor acquires Redding Holiday Inn

Credit: Cheryl Sarfaty, North Bay Business Journal. What if you are a hotel buyer in these times? Believe it or not, it’s doable. John Manderfeld, founder and president of Sausalito-based Marin Management, Inc., recently scooped up a branded hotel in Shasta County. “For a hotel like the Holiday Inn in Redding, it would be an…

Jun 2020

Marin Management Adds Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Redding Hotel Management Portfolio

Credit: Hotel Executive. Marin Management, Inc., a California-based hotel management company, announced that it has signed a hotel management contract with Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, a 125-room full service hotel located near the Shasta Cascade region in Redding, California. Conveniently located near downtown Redding, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center offers the area’s…

Mar 2020

Marin Management founder to receive CLIC Lifetime Achievement Award

Credit: Chuck Dobrosielski , Hotel Management The California Lodging Investment Conference plans to give its first Lifetime Achievement Award to John Manderfeld, president and founder of Marin Management. Manderfeld, a more than 50-year veteran of the hospitality industry, revealed plans earlier this year to retire effective Aug. 31. Manderfeld plans to continue in an advisory…

Feb 2020

Royal Kona pumps up the volume on Hawaiian musicians

Credit: Tovin Lapan, Travel Weekly After six years of attracting growing crowds for seaside performances by Hawaiian music legends, the Royal Kona Resort has expanded its live entertainment programming. The spark came from singer-songwriter Henry Kapono, who rose to fame on the Islands as a member of duo Cecilio and Kapono in the 1970s before going on…

Feb 2018

Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts Featured by The Travel Detective

Multiple Emmy award-winning investigative reporter and producer Peter Greenburg, known in the travel industry as “The Travel Detective”, is America’s most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalists. Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts’ family owned hotels, the Royal Kona Resort on Hawaii Island and the Royal Lahaina Resort on Kaanapali Beach, Maui are featured in a “Travel Detective” video hosted by Greenburg about family-run hotels in Hawaii.

Nov 2017

What is Your Strategy for Keeping Your Properties Relevant?

In Pacific Edge Magazine, Tom Bell, President of Hogan Hospitality Group, shares “continually reinvesting in our product and our team. Aside from large-scale renovations, we maintain a robust annual capital expenditure program to make sure all our properties are fresh and well maintained.”