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Halekulani announces several management team appointments

Joseph Diver, Director of Food and Beverage Operations.

Award-winning luxury hotel appoints three new Directors.

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Halekulani, Oahu’s most acclaimed luxury hotel just steps away from Waikiki beach, today announces three new management team appointments. The award-winning property welcomes Lisa Matsuda as Director of Sales and Marketing; Joseph Diver as Director of Food and Beverage Operations; and Eva Taba as Director of Rooms. The three directors will bring their collective expertise to sustain Halekulani’s unmatched standards of excellence and world-renowned reputation. The announcement was made by Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation.

“Since its inception, Halekulani has maintained a steadfast commitment to leadership, excellence and to offering an extraordinary guest experience," said Mr. Shaindlin. “I am confident that Ms. Matsuda, Mr. Diver and Ms. Taba’s exceptional expertise, professionalism and values will safeguard Halekulani’s tradition for delivering gracious hospitality for many years to come.”

Ms. Matsuda brings with her over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, including past roles at Hilton Hotels, Marriott International, and Hyatt Regency, where she served as Director of Marketing & Communications, leading development and implementation of integrated marketing and revenue plans. In addition to her extensive background in both strategic and digital marketing and communications, Ms. Matsuda has varied, multi-brand experience with the discipline of hospitality sales. As Director of Sales and Marketing at Halekulani, she will oversee all domestic and international markets.

Mr. Diver joins the award-winning culinary team as Director of Food and Beverage Operations. A seasoned food and beverage professional, he brings with him extensive knowledge of luxury and fine dining and has held food and beverage management positions across numerous resorts across the country. He will oversee all food and beverage operations at both Halekulani and Halepuna’s dining venues.

After previously working at Halekulani in two different roles, Ms. Taba rejoins the hotel as Director of Rooms. In the past, she held positions of Hotel Assistant Manager and Executive Assistant to the COO at Halekulani Corporation. She brings extensive management experience in both the hospitality and retail luxury sectors, having previously played primary management leadership roles at Tiffany & Co. She will ensure gracious service while providing optimized service, accommodations, and programming uniqueness and quality. 

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