Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Nicole Okuna as Director of Sales & Marketing for Sheraton Kauai Resort and The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. Okuna is an experienced hospitality professional and has been part of the Starwood Hawaii ‘ohana for over 7 years.
As director of sales and marketing for Sheraton Kauai and The Westin Princeville, Okuna oversees all leisure and group sales, public relations and marketing initiatives for the two Kaua‘i resorts. Previously a Group Sales Manager at Sheraton Kauai, Okuna rejoins the Kaua‘i team following her most recent position as Account Director, Group Sales at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keahou Bay. Okuna has served in various roles within Starwood, including reservations coordinator, management trainee, guest service manager and housekeeping manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Pepperdine University and a Master of Science in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawai‘i.
“We are pleased to welcome back Nicole to the island,” said Chip Bahouth, General Manager of Sheraton Kauai Resort. “Nicole’s leadership and multi-faceted understanding of the hospitality industry will continue to be an asset to our resorts.”
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.