Turtle Bay Resort has named two new executives who will assist lead the property on Oahu’s North Shore because it completes a significant renovation and emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tom Donovan is the brand new vp and managing director, bringing greater than 25 years of expertise within the hospitality business, together with serving most lately as managing director on the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif. He additionally beforehand held the roles of managing director on the Grand Wailea Maui, a Waldorf Astoria Resort and vp and common supervisor on the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Kapalua.
“I’m so happy to welcome Tom to our firm and to Turtle Bay Resort,” Greg Champion, president and COO for Benchmark, the resort’s mother or father firm, mentioned in an announcement. “Tom brings huge operational and advertising expertise to his new place and a eager understanding of the distinctive challenges and alternatives introduced by luxurious resorts within the Hawaiian Islands.”
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Robert Marusi was appointed chief business officer in early February, becoming a member of Donovan in shifting over from the Resort at Pelican Hill, the place he served as director of gross sales and advertising. Previous to Pelican Hill, Marusi was a world account government for Marriott Worldwide and in addition served in a number of positions of gross sales management for Marriott.
“[Marusi] brings in depth gross sales management expertise and enterprise acumen to his new function with us, having served in director-level positions for main properties and main luxurious manufacturers coast to coast and offshore,” Ted Davis, chief advertising officer of Benchmark Hospitality, mentioned in an announcement saying the rent.
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Turtle Bay Resort is presently within the midst of a sweeping renovation, together with new programming, new meals and beverage choices, and an up to date design. It’s scheduled to reopen in summer season 2021.
Turtle Bay Resort encompasses almost 1,300 acres with 5 miles of shoreline and 7 seashores. The resort presents 410 visitor rooms and suites plus 42 oceanfront bungalows, along with a wide range of eating places and bars, an 11,000-square-foot spa and health middle, and 4 swimming swimming pools, on-property helicopter pad, horse stables, tennis and pickleball courts, two 18-hole championship golf programs, and 12 miles of mountaineering and mountain biking trails.