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Rodney Ito named managing director at Mauna Lani Resort

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August 22, 2017 - 12:45am

KOHALA COAST — Hospitality veteran Rodney Ito has been promoted to managing director, Mauna Lani Resort. He will oversee operations for the 341-room Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows, Mauna Lani Spa and Sports &Fitness Club, along with the Francis H. Ii Brown Courses and other assets.

As a seasoned hotelier and veteran executive in the hospitality industry, Ito brings decades of senior management leadership experience to Mauna Lani. He has been at the helm at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel &Bungalows since 2014 as general manager of the hotel, spa and sports &fitness club.

Prior to his tenure at Mauna Lani Bay, Ito was general manager at Waikoloa Beach Marriott, director of operations for Marriott International’s JW Marriott Ihilani Resort &Spa and Waikiki Beach properties, as well as area director of operations, North Asia, Hawaii &South Pacific.

“Mauna Lani is proud to have Rodney lead our resort team,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, partner at DiamondHead Land who recently purchased Mauna Lani Resort. “He values the preservation of Mauna Lani’s cultural and environmental traditions. His leadership skills and strong drive to continually improve all aspects of our operations will be a tremendous asset as Mauna Lani moves into a new era. We look forward to working with Rodney as he leads the team through exciting improvements at the resort.”

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