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  • The Landmark Hotels Group Announces Management Changes At Kahala And Makena


Honolulu, March 4th, 2013.... Shawn Sweeney, President of The Landmark Hotels Group, management company of The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu and Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui has announced the promotions of Carmine Iommazzo to Hotel Manager at the luxury Kahala resort, and of Declan McCarthy to General Manager of the Makena resort. 
At Makena, Iommazzo has been heading the operations of the 1100-acre resort since 2011, first as Resident Manager and then as General Manager. He spearheaded the repositioning and makeover of the Makena hotel under Sweeney's leadership. He was previously the Director of Food & Beverage at The Kahala. He returns to The Kahala to work closely with the hotel's General Manager Roseann Grippo in preparation for The Kahala's 50th anniversary in 2014. 
Declan McCarthy has been part of the management of the Makena hotel for the past 18 years. Under Landmark management, he took on the role as Manager and was part of the oversight team working on the hotel's multi million-dollar rooms makeover program in 2011-12.  Supporting McCarthy at Makena will be Denise Hoopai who has been promoted to Manager. Hoopai has been Front Office Manager at Makena for the past five years and was previously with The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui. 
About The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Honolulu
With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Travel + Leisure ranked The Kahala among the Top 6 Hawaii resorts and among the World’s Best 100 Hotels in its 2012 World’s Best Awards. US News & World Report named The Kahala Best Oahu Hotels (Top 3) in 2012. Successful Meetings gave the hotel a Pinnacle Award for three years in a row, 2010-2012. gave The Kahala a 2012 Traveler’s Choice Award for Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States.
About The Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Maui
The Makena Beach & Golf Resort is located on 1,800 acres of Maui’s sunny southern shore and is home to 310 recently beautified spacious rooms and suites. Formerly the Maui Prince, the resort offers accommodations with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and 10,000-ft. Mount Haleakala. Home to four restaurants and lounges, the culinary staff has developed menus highlighting fresh seasonal ingredients and island flavors. The resort features championship golf on the acclaimed Makena Golf Course, an 18-hole course that runs parallel to the Pacific Coastline, with stunning views from nearly every hole, and an adjacent inviting white sand beach hosting a plethora of water activities. The resort also boasts unforgettable oceanfront and vista wedding locations, excellent indoor and outdoor meeting facilities and banquet services.

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