Gerald Glennon appointed general manager of world-renowned Halekulani
HONOLULU, HI (August 28, 2008) – Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii, has promoted Gerald Glennon to the position of general man
HONOLULU, HI (August 28, 2008) – Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both Halekulani and the Waikiki Parc Hotel on Oahu, Hawaii, has promoted Gerald Glennon to the position of general manager of Halekulani. Mr. Glennon, who joined Halekulani as executive assistant manager in 2001, will assume the position of general manager on September 1, 2008, succeeding Janis Clapoff. He will be responsible for directing all aspects of day-to-day management and operations of the iconic 455-room property.
“Gerald is a seven-year veteran of Halekulani, and in that time he has proven to be an extremely capable executive. I am confident that Gerald will not only uphold, but further the Halekulani legacy. He truly embraces and embodies both the tradition and the culture for which Halekulani has come to be renown and is steadfastly committed to consummate service standards and an unrivaled guest experience,” said Peter Shaindlin, chief operating officer, Halekulani Corporation.
“I am both honored and humbled to assume the leadership role at Halekulani. This newest challenge is truly inspirational. I look forward to further perpetuating the high standards and outstanding reputation for service excellence that defines Halekulani. We have a remarkable team, and I am sincerely excited to sustain and enhance our legacy of Hawaiian hospitality,” said Gerald Glennon of his promotion.
A seasoned industry professional, Mr. Glennon has nearly three decades of experience in hospitality management. Mr. Glennon joined Halekulani as executive assistant manager in 2001 and, over the succeeding years, he has played an instrumental role in shepherding the property through a major renovation, in the development of many of the property’s service and amenity enhancements, including the hotel’s world-acclaimed Vera Wang and Royal suites and the award-winning SpaHalekulani. Prior to joining Halekulani, Mr. Glennon served as general manager of Sofitel Miami, and during the preceding six years, he held the position of executive assistant manager of Sofitel San Francisco. From 1978 through 1987, Mr. Glennon served in management positions at various hospitality companies, including Westin Hotels and Amfac Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Glennon received a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.
Halekulani, which will mark its 25th Anniversary in 2009, is the recipient of innumerable awards, honoraria and accolades. Consistently ranked among the world’s best hotels, Halekulani is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and Okura Hotels & Resorts. Travel + Leisure ranked Halekulani as #1 hotel in Oahu and #19 worldwide in 2007; while naming the Vera Wang Suite at Halekulani one of the 50 most romantic destinations in the world. In addition, SpaHalekulani, which pays homage to the healing cultures of Hawaii, Asia and the South Pacific by creating a cultural, emotional and spiritual well-being experience, earned the coveted Mobil Four-Star rating, the highest rating bestowed upon any spa by the Mobil Travel Guide, was named a “Leading Spa of the World,” as well as the #2 best resort spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. Halekulani’s fine dining restaurant, La Mer, is Hawaii’s only AAA-Five Diamond restaurant, holding this esteemed rating for nineteen consecutive years. Halekulani is managed by the Hotels and Resorts of Halekulani, a brand management division of the Honolulu-based Halekulani Corporation, which also manages Waikiki Parc Hotel. For reservations and information contact your travel planner, or the hotel at (800) 367-2343 or (808) 923-2311. Reservations can also be made through Halekulani’s website at www.Halekulani.com