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Hilton Hawaii Appoints Julie Makii Reiser Western Region Senior Sales Manager
February 10, 2009
HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hilton Hawaii has named industry veteran Julie Makii Reiser senior sales manager for the western region of the United States. Reiser will be responsible for developing new business for three of Hilton's flagship properties in Hawaii: Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa on Oahu; Hilton Waikoloa Village® on Hawaii's Big Island and The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa® on Maui. She will also be responsible for supporting each property's sales and event teams with their existing customers in the western United States.
Reiser brings nearly 20 years of hotel experience to Hilton Hawaii. She held sales management positions at resorts in California and Hawaii, including Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows; Four Seasons Hotel, Newport Beach; Disneyland Resort Hotels, Anaheim; and Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim. Reiser also spent several years in management positions at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, including Hyatt Regency Alicante in Anaheim and Hyatt Regency Waikoloa on Hawaii's Big Island. The Hyatt Regency Waikoloa was re-branded Hilton Waikoloa Village in 1993.
Reiser graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Travel Industry Management. She is an active member in the Southern California Chapter of Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE). Throughout her career, Reiser has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including Achiever's Club (Four Seasons); Supplier of the Year (MPI Orange County); Manager of the Quarter (Hyatt Hotels & Resorts).
"Julie consistently has been a top producer for the properties that she has represented," said Jon Conching, regional vice president of sales & marketing, Hilton Hawaii. "Her familiarity with Hawaii and all that it has to offer will further her ability to sell our resorts and the destination as a whole."
Reiser is based in Irvine, California and her contact information follows:
Remote office: 949-502-8538 or mobile phone: 310-200-8202
About Hilton Family Hawaii
The Hilton Family of Hotels in Hawaii spans four diverse islands-The Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kauai. Like colors of the rainbow, the islands are host to an equally diverse group of corporate-owned, managed and franchised Hilton®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Doubletree® and Waldorf=Astoria Collection® properties, including the Hilton brand's largest campus, Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa. For reservations, call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or visit HiltonFamilyHawaii.com.
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