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Hilton Waikoloa Village Welcomes Christopher Anderson as Director of Sales

WAIKOLOA, HI. October 9, 2017 – The iconic Hilton Waikoloa Village – a 62-acre Pacific playground located on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island – proudly announces the appointment of Christopher Anderson as Director of Sales. In this role, Anderson will focus on group sales initiatives to drive business and revenue for the property.

“We’re proud to welcome Chris to Hilton Waikoloa Village as we strive to deliver authentic Hawaiian experiences,” said David Givens, General Manager of Hilton Waikoloa Village. “Chris’ background in a variety of destinations and distinct roles, combined with his drive to create exceptional experiences for our group, meetings, and incentive customers are qualities that make him a great addition to our team.”

A native to California, Anderson has excelled during his seven years in the industry, as his impressive resume touts a spread of executive-level positions from Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill and Grand Hyatt Washington D.C. to Westin Maui Resort & Spa and most recently, a two-year stint at Hilton Anaheim in California, overseeing the sales effort and leading his team to achieve remarkable results.

The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a sweeping Pacific playground and alluring destination on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii. The resort offers island hospitality with beautifully appointed guest rooms and stunning vistas of Waiulua Bay and tropical surroundings. Guests enjoy two distinct lodging experiences from premium accommodations in MAKAI at Lagoon Tower to a grand atrium welcome at Palace Tower. Amenities include three swimming pools, an ocean-fed snorkeling Lagoon Beach, waterfalls and waterways, locally-inspired treatments at Kohala Spa, and a wide variety of dining outlets that include Legends of Hawaii Luau, Kamuela Provision Company featuring panoramic sunset dining over the Pacific Ocean, Kona Tap Room, offering craft brews from Kona Brewing Company; and a Museum Walkway with 1,800 unique art pieces. Adventures within the surrounding Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping. Hilton Waikoloa Village is a gateway to the Island of Hawaii, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive activities as hula and ukulele lessons and is the perfect starting point for the exploration of island attractions including active volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, colorful beaches and deep culture, embodying the Island’s Aloha Spirit.

For more information, please visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call 808-886-1234

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Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotel’s operation that isn’t touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law – real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important – the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding it’s much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.