Edwin Torres to take the helm of the company’s newest beach resort on the island of Maui.
Effective immediately, Edwin Torres will lead the beachfront Outrigger Kaanapali Beach Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. As General Manager he will help Outrigger hosts, their families and the community in the aftermath of the Lahaina wildfires.
Outrigger Hospitality Group, finalised its acquisition of the 11-acre (4.4 ha), 432-room Kaanapali Beach Hotel on 26 July, 2023. It was renamed the Outrigger Kaanapali Beach Resort. The property is located on the golden sands of world-famous Kaanapali Beach, Maui – recently ranked as the number one beach in the US and the number 10 beach in the world by TripAdvisor.
Torres will lead the beachfront resort with an eye to delivering exceptional service and authentic guest experiences while ensuring operational profitability and host engagement and development.
Torres has been complex General Manager, overseeing both the Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger since February. Before that, he was General Manager of Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel since 2021 – Hawaii’s first craft hotel which he elevated to number one on TripAdvisor out of 94 hotels on O‘ahu.
Torres’ Outrigger career began as food and beverage director at the Outrigger Guam Beach Resort. His industry experience includes Director of Event Operations for the Grand Hotel Marriott in Point Clear, Alabama; Food & Beverage Director at both W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island, Puerto Rico and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, British Virgin Islands.
“Edwin possesses the remarkable skill to cultivate a success-driven atmosphere, uniting his colleagues in a tight-knit ohana (family),” said Mike Shaff, Outrigger Senior Vice President-Hotel Operations for the Americas. “I have full confidence in Edwin’s capacity to lead this renowned resort impeccably, particularly in the aftermath of the destructive fires in Lahaina.”
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