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Halekulani appoints Davide Barnes Hotel Manager

Accomplished Hospitality Executive to lead Oahu’s Legendary Hotel.

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Halekulani, Oahu’s most acclaimed luxury hotel just steps away from Waikiki beach, announces the appointment of Davide Barnes to the position of Hotel Manager at Halekulani. Mr. Barnes, who brings with him extensive luxury leadership experience across numerous iconic hotels around the world, will join Halekulani on Jan. 16, 2023 and will be responsible for directing all aspects of day-to-day management and operations of the legendary 453-room property. The announcement was made by Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation.

“It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Mr. Barnes as Hotel Manager of our iconic and beloved property,” said Mr. Shaindlin. “I know that his wide-ranging hospitality leadership expertise, tenacity and values will sustain Halekulani’s unmatched standards of excellence, as well as its world-renowned reputation, for many years to come.”

“I am thrilled to take on the role of Hotel Manager of Halekulani, an iconic property I have long admired for its rich history and unrivaled service,” said Mr. Barnes. “I look forward to partnering with its distinguished and extraordinary team of professionals committed to Halekulani’s tradition for delivering gracious hospitality.”

Mr. Barnes brings with him over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as Director of Operations at The Lodge at Kukuiʻula for Destination Residences Hawaiʻi/Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Kauai. In addition, he has extensive luxury leadership experience, including tenures as Hotel Manager and Acting General Manager at the Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai, China; Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; General Manager of the Four Seasons Prague, Czech Republic; Hotel Manager of the Four Seasons, Philadelphia; General Manager of the Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, California, and prior to that, executive hospitality experience with Benchmark Resorts.

Mr. Barnes’ business experience also included a six-year stint with Apple Inc. in California, where he applied his executive hospitality experience to the technology industry, as a market leader focused on increasing annual sales and financial performance, improving customer service, and expanding business deveσlopment opportunities.

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