Hawaii Hospitality - May/June 2014 - (Page 5)

NEWS BRIEFS Groundbreaking for a "much-needed lodging" Work Begins in Laie on New Hotel Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in mid-March at the site of the upcoming 144-room Courtyard by Marriott, next to the Polynesian Cultural Center. The new Laie hotel, expected to open in mid-2015, is part of a vision to revitalize and sustain the Koolauloa region and will replace the 48-room Laie Inn. The work is expected to generate 250 construction jobs, followed by 30 part-time and 20 full-time staff positions as well as jobs for training students in Brigham Young University-Hawaii's hospitality program. The two- and three-story hotel will include an upscale pool, bistro and meeting space. Laie Ventures, LLC is the developer/owner and Layton Construction is handling the construction. AE Urbia is the architect. "The entire region will benefit from this long-awaited, much-needed lodging," said Eric Beaver, president of Hawaii Reserves, Inc. (HRI), which manages and owns property. Haage Named Pastry Chef at Lanai Resorts Sylvain Haage is the new executive pastry chef for Four Seasons Resorts Lanai's Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele. Haage will oversee all aspects of patisserie and baking throughout the two resorts' culinary operations, including seven dining venues, banquet and catering, and in-room dining. Originally from Brittany, Sylvain Haage Haage is a graduate of the Louis Bascan Catering College, where he earned a bachelor of culinary arts degree. He also earned a bachelor of patisserie degree from the Centre Européen des Professions Culinaires in Paris, France. Rendering of the new 144-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Laie Peros Named GM at Maui Beach Hotel Lite Hotels, a division of Aqua Hospitality, has promoted Greg Peros to general manager for the Maui Beach Hotel. "Greg has been a great asset to the Maui Beach Hotel since Aqua took over as the new management company in 2012," said Ben Rafter, president and CEO of Aqua Hospitality. "In the past two years, he has taken on more responsibility Greg Peros and exhibited strong leadership skills with an emphasis on teamwork. We are pleased to promote him to general manager." A 10-year employee of the hotel, Peros previously was sales manager and, most recently, hotel manager. www.hawaiihospitalityonline.com 5 http://www.hawaiihospitalityonline.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hawaii Hospitality - May/June 2014

News Briefs
Are You Inspection Ready?
Lanai: Small Island, Big Aloha
Great Restaurants: W Bistro
Talk Story with George Szigeti
Small-scale Sustainability
Out of Sight, Not out of Mind
Food & Beverage SuperStars
Taking the Lead: Sales & Marketing
Jaclyn Loo of Google Inc.
Clean Talk
Association News

Hawaii Hospitality - May/June 2014