Mauna Kea Resort, the crown jewel of the Kohala Coast and home to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Resort, announced today two strategic executive appointments and two key sales promotions. The management appointments of Stephen Dowling as director of property management and Brad Doell as director of sales and marketing, in addition to the sales promotions of Libby Child as associate director of leisure sales and Maylyn Caravalho as leisure sales manager, reflect a seasoned team tapped to shape the evolution of Mauna Kea Resort as Hawaii’s top resort community.
“Building a strong and forward-thinking executive team that inspires others is our priority,” said Craig Anderson, vice president of resort operations at Mauna Kea Resort. “Stephen’s proven track record overseeing property operations and Brad’s lauded efforts in sales and marketing, paired with their keen ability to steer growth in a positive setting is a powerful combination that makes for great leaders. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Mauna Kea Resort team, and look forward to working together as we begin an exciting new chapter at Hapuna this spring.”
This collection of new roles marks an exciting time for Mauna Kea Resort as it is poised to introduce the transformation of Hapuna Beach Resort to The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort in spring 2018 following a multi-million dollar renovation.
“We are just as pleased to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Libby and Maylyn,” continued Anderson. “They have been tremendous associates for Mauna Kea Resort and the larger Prince Hawaii Resorts family. We look forward to the continued success that lies ahead with these outstanding team members as we position Mauna Kea Resort as the premier destination to visit in The Aloha State.”
Dowling, who will be charged with overseeing Mauna Kea Resort’s residential property management and rental business efforts as the director of property management, joins the resort community from Utah where he was the general manager of Canyons Grand Summit Resort Hotel in Park City. Prior to his time there, Dowling held the role of facilities manager at All Seasons Resort Lodging. He was also an investment specialist at Cushman & Wakefield where he was awarded as the top producing sales agent in the Intermountain West.
A seasoned industry expert, Doell brings over 23 years of resort leadership, marketing, sales and operations experience to Mauna Kea Resort. As the director of sales and marketing, he will spearhead all sales initiatives for Mauna Kea Resort, including Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Resort. Most recently, Doell served as the director of sales and marketing at Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu. Prior to that position, he served as the director of sales and marketing at several properties under marquee brands such as Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, including St. Regis Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels & Resorts.
As the associate director of leisure sales, Child will lead the leisure sales team for Mauna Kea Resort’s two properties and Prince Waikiki, which all fall under Prince Resorts Hawaii. Child joined Mauna Kea Resort in 2013 as a sales assistant and continued to build her career within the department as the leisure sales account executive and later, as leisure sales manager.
Caravalho began her hospitality career at the Fairmont Orchid in 2003 and subsequently joined Prince Resorts Hawaii in 2016 as the leisure sales account executive. With her promotion to leisure sales manager, Caravalho’s sales territory has expanded to include territories within the west and east coasts of the United States, as well as Canada. Caravalho will also be responsible for some of the top wholesale accounts for Prince Resorts Hawaii.