(HONOLULU, HI) August 3, 2017 – Trump International Hotel Waikiki is pleased to announce the promotion of two employees, Jay Kitashima to director of front office and residences and Christopher Flores to department head of food and beverage.
As director of front office and residences, Kitashima will supervise front office operations, ensuring quality guest service and check-in, as well as oversee all aspects of the hotel’s residences program, working closely with unit owners. Kitashima brings more than 13 years of experience in the hotel industry, working with Trump Hotels for nine years, at both the Trump Las Vegas property and as a day one associate at Trump Waikiki. Kitashima most recently served as director of food and beverage, managing the hotel’s two restaurants and event operations. Prior to joining Trump Hotels, he worked at the Bellagio Resort and Casino and Red Rock Resort and Casino.
Flores was promoted from restaurant manager to department head of food and beverage. In this new capacity, he will be responsible for the hotel’s restaurant outlets, including Wai’olu Ocean View Lounge, In-Yō Cafe, as well as in-room private dining, catering, banquets and private functions. Prior to joining Trump Waikiki in 2016, Flores served with a number of well-established restaurants and hotels in California, New York and Hawaii, including The Kahala Hotel, Renaissance Hotels and Hilton properties. Flores brings more than 14 years of experience in the industry.
About Trump International Hotel Waikiki
Trump® International Hotel Waikiki opened its doors in 2009 and was quickly recognized as a world-class destination, being the first and only hotel on the island Oahu to ever receive the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel award, bestowed to the hotel for three consecutive years in 2015, 2016 and 2017. A traveler’s favorite, Trump Waikiki was also rated the #1 hotel on TripAdvisor in Honolulu for 76 consecutive months.
The ultra-luxurious hotel is less than a two minute walk from Waikiki Beach and is centrally located in the heart of Waikiki’s exclusive restaurant, entertainment and shopping district. Residential-style accommodations sleep up to eight guests and feature fully-equipped kitchenettes and kitchens, as well as in-suite washer and dryer units, providing the ultimate comfort and convenience for the luxury traveler and families. For more information, please call (808) 683-7777 or visit www.trumphotels.com/waikiki.
About TRUMP HOTELS™
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