BY NICOLE FUERTES – HONOLULU, HAWAII – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii has made three general manager appointments. Chip Bahouth will be the general manager of the Sheraton Kauai Resort, Tetsuji Yamazaki will be the general manager of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, and R. George Reed will be the general manager of the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.
“Starwood is honored to have a solid management team with Bahouth, Yamazaki and Reed,” said Keith Vieira, Starwood’s senior vice president of operations – Hawaii & French Polynesia. “All three bring a wealth of hotel service industry experience and leadership to their new positions. We look forward to their continued success with Starwood Hotels & Resorts.”
Chip Bahouth, General Manager, Sheraton Kauai Resort:
Bahouth joined Starwood in 1981 and has held a variety of leadership positions with the company in the areas of Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Food and Beverage. He has worked for many of Starwood’s Hawaii resorts, including the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, the former Hotel Hana Maui, and the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Honolulu, in addition to the former Sheraton Town House in Los Angeles. In 1999 and 2007, under his leadership, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa received Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ highest honor, “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand. Bahouth earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Denver.
Tetsuji Yamazaki, General Manager, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa:
Yamazaki joined Starwood in 1997 and has since held an array of leadership roles, including assistant hotel manager for the Royal Hawaiian and front office manager, director of property operations and hotel manager for the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. In his most recent role, Yamazaki served as general manager of Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa. Yamazaki earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from Sophia University in Tokyo and a master’s degree in hotel management from the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii.
R. George Reed, General Manager, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Reed joined Starwood in 1999. In the decade that followed, he rose through the ranks at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa as guest services manager, restaurant manager, assistant front office manager, front office manager, director of six sigma, director of property operations and hotel manager. Reed has earned three degrees – bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, bachelor of arts in mechanical engineering, and bachelor of arts in German language and literature with distinction – all from Oregon State University.
Submitted by Nicole Fuertes, Senior Account Executive, Communications Pacific