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Halekulani Corporation promotes Davide Barnes to General Manager

Davide Barnes
Davide Barnes

In addition, Davide Barnes will oversee and support the operations and performance of sister hotel Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, ensuring brand consistency and standards.

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Halekulani Corporation announces the promotion of Davide Barnes to the position of General Manager of Halekulani effective March 1, 2024. Barnes joined Halekulani as Hotel Manager in January 2023, responsible for all day-to-day operations and performance of the legendary, globally acclaimed property.

The announcement was made by Peter Shaindlin, Chief Operating Officer of Halekulani Corporation: “We are delighted to announce the promotion of Mr. Barnes to General Manager. His leadership has proven to be an incredible asset to both our team development and guest satisfaction, and I am confident his drive, passion, and values will sustain Halekulani Corporation’s unmatched standards of excellence, as well as its world-renowned reputation, for many years to come.”

Over the past year, Barnes has evolved the hotel organization, focused on driving service excellence consistency and exceeding guest expectations. In his new position, he will continue to direct all day-to-day operational and support areas of Halekulani.

“I am truly honored to be appointed General Manager of Halekulani, a brand renowned for its gracious hospitality and cherished traditions. I am dedicated to preserving and enhancing this legacy for years to come,” said Barnes.

Barnes brings with him more than 20 years of global luxury hospitality experience, including leadership roles at Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai, China; Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; Four Seasons Prague, Czech Republic; Four Seasons, Philadelphia; and Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, California. Prior to Halekulani, he served as Director of Operations at The Lodge at Kukuiʻula for Destination Residences Hawaiʻi/Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Kauai.

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