Scott Kawasaki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
HONOLULU, HI – Highgate, a leading hotel management, investment and development company, has appointed Scott Kawasaki as Director of Sales & Marketing of the new Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa, set to celebrate its grand opening in March 2024. In his new role, Kawasaki will lead all sales efforts to maximize revenue and overall profit, as well as oversee all marketing and public relations strategies.
With over nearly three decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Kawasaki brings an exceptional record of achievement to his new role. He most recently served as Area Director of Sales & Strategy, Asia, for Highgate’s Hawaii portfolio. Prior, he served as the Director of Sales & Marketing at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort and Director of Public Relations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Waikiki.
“Scott’s expertise in crafting and executing successful sales and marketing strategies has been invaluable during his past four years with Highgate,” said Kelly Sanders, Executive Vice President of Operations for Highgate. “We’re confident that his leadership and commitment to best-in-class hospitality will play a key role in introducing the highly anticipated Renaissance brand to Hawaii.”
Renaissance Honolulu Hotel & Spa is a captivating new destination where adventure meets authenticity in the heart of Honolulu. The property marks the Renaissance brand’s first location in Hawaii, and the first new hotel build in Honolulu in over two decades. Situated near the city’s vibrant epicenter, this 39-story oasis features 299 luxurious rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a modern design. Designed as an oasis in the sky, guests will delight in top-of-the-line amenities and an array of curated spaces including a heated saltwater pool, two hot tubs, 25-meter lap pool, a private club lounge with breathtaking ocean views, a variety of dining options and ample meeting. The eighth floor Sky Terrace serves as a sanctuary for fitness and wellness featuring , Oahu’s first traditional Japanese ofuro soaking tubs, Himalyan salt saunas, spa and a fully equipped fitness center with yoga studio.
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