Hilton Waikiki Beach Announces New Executive Chef

This information originated in American English.

March 06, 2017

HONOLULU - Hilton Waikīkī Beach has officially announced the hiring of its new executive chef, Rey Baysa. Chef Rey joined the hotel late last year and is leading the entire culinary operation for the property while overseeing the food and beverage operations of both the catering department and M.A.C. 24/7, which is a part of the hotel's five dining outlets.

Chef Rey brings to Hilton Waikiki Beach over 30 years of diverse culinary experience with brands including Intercontinental, Westin, Embassy Suites, Ritz Carlton and Hilton. In addition, he has worked with various restaurants including Tommy Bahama and Hard Rock Café.

"We're pleased to have Chef Rey as part of the Hilton Waikiki Beach ohana," said Gary Manago, director of food & beverage, Hilton Waikiki Beach. "His professional career and experience has been a welcome complement to our current operations at the hotel."

Chef Rey is a certified Chef de Cuisine who has worked throughout the Hawaiian Islands and whose career has taken him around the world to places like Boca Raton, Florida, Palm Desert, California and ultimately back to Hawaii. Trained in classic European and French cuisine, Chef Baysa adds a strong Asian influence to his culinary creations. Aside from his mentorship to chefs in the kitchen, he's been heavily involved with community efforts that bridge food with philanthropy here in Hawaii and in Florida. Some of those efforts include the Taste of Hawaii benefit on Kauai, the Maui Food Bank and Taste of South Florida benefitting St. Jude Children's Hospital.

For more information or reservations please call +1-808-922-0811 or visit Hilton.com.

About Hilton Waikiki Beach
Hilton Waikīkī Beach on Kūhiō Avenue is on the "quiet side" of Waikīkī. Just steps from the action, the hotel is close to beaches, shops and attractions, but you can retreat from the noise anytime you please. It is intimate and boutique offering all the advantages of Hilton Worldwide's trusted global brand. Hilton Waikīkī Beach is proud to be an Energy-Star certified hotel featuring modern-design guest rooms, a 24-hour gourmet comfort food restaurant with M.A.C. 24/7, a lobby lounge and bar with nightly live entertainment, a rooftop pool with deck and bar, meeting rooms and special events spaces, and a wedding garden. Experience a location where the ocean fills your views and adventure is at your fingertips. For more information or to book a stay, call 808-922-0811 or visit www.hiltonwaikikibeach.com

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Jen Armstrong
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