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Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Names Donna Lynn Nakai As Director Of Event Services
January 23, 2012
HONOLULU - Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort welcomes back Donna Lynn Nakai as its director of event services. In her new role, she oversees a team that helps clients plan various events at the resort, everything from birthday and retirement parties to large banquets and events. The Hilton Hawaiian Village offers more than 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including the Great Lawn, Rainbow Suites and the Coral Ballroom.
Nakai returns to the Hilton Hawaiian Village bringing more than 18 years of hotel event planning experience. She most recently served as director of food and beverage at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa after being promoted several times during her tenure there. At the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Nakai also held the positions of director of event planning, director of event planning & operations and director of restaurants, banquets and event operations.
Nakai career began at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill where she worked as the banquet and conventions services coordinator. One year later, she joined Choice Hotels International as the meeting planner franchise administration coordinator. When Nakai first joined the Hilton Hawaiian Village, she was a management trainee and advanced to positions such as assistant restaurant manager, beverage manager, conference center manager and catering meetings & convention manager. Her career has also taken her to the Hawai'i Visitors and Conventions Bureau as convention services manager. Nakai has a bachelor's degree in finance with a minor in accounting from the University of Oregon.
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