Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced two management appointments at the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa – the nine-hectare (22-acre) oceanfront property on Hawaii Island that is scheduled to re-open under the Outrigger brand in late August.
Seasoned hospitality executive, Steve Solberg, will be the resort’s General Manager and Christine San Nicolas, who has been with Outrigger for more than two decades, will be Director of Human Resources.
Mr Solberg will be responsible for all aspects of resort operations for this culturally rich property, with an eye to service culture, maximised operations, host and guest satisfaction, and the bottom line.
He was GM at Outrigger Guam Beach Resort for nearly six years and has held senior positions with Marriott, The Kimpton Hotel Group and Promus Hotels. Mr Solberg holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University in Michigan, USA.
Christine San Nicolas was Director of Human Resources (HR) at Outrigger Guam Beach Resort since 2016. Last year she moved to Hawaii as Senior Director - Human Resources, in Outrigger’s corporate office. Before moving to the HR department, she was a Director of Finance for Outrigger.
San Nicolas will support the principles of a Talent-Based Organisation through the successful management of all areas in HR, including recruiting, onboarding, host relations, training and benefits.
She holds two Associate of Arts degrees: one in fashion merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco and the other in business administration from San Francisco State University.
Ms San Nicolas is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.