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Claudio Andrade appointed General Manager:
October 15, 2014 – Intrawest Honua Kai Hospitality Management, LLC, d/b/a Honua Kai Resort & Spa (IHKHM), has announced the appointment of Claudio Andrade as General Manager. In his role, Andrade will oversee IHKHM’s rental management operations at the luxurious 628 all-suite beachfront condominium resort on Maui’s famed Ka’anapali Beach. IHKHM is the largest and only on-site rental management company at the resort.
Andrade brings more than 25 years of resort experience to his new position. Andrade first joined the IHKHM team as Assistant General Manager a little more than one year ago where he was responsible for all front and back of house operations for guests, as well as associate and owner satisfaction in those areas.
Prior to joining IHMHM, Andrade was the Director of Rooms for the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii where he managed the front office, housekeeping, recreation and guest services in the 538-room resort. Additionally, Andrade has extensive experience at resorts all over the world with Marriott International.
A native of Recife, Brazil, Andrade studied English at Bergen Community College in New Jersey and earned his Executive Leadership Certificate from eCornell. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, tennis, soccer and surfing.
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Channing Bridges appointed to Director of Business Development:
Channing Bridges has been appointed to the position of Director of Business Development at the Honui Kai Resort & Spa in Ka'anapali. Bridges has nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, including 19 years in sales and marketing for various branded and independent properties in the islands and the Mainland. Bridges is relocating to Maui from O'ahu, where he most recently served as vice president for Royal Aloha Vacation Club. In his new position, Bridges will be responsible for growing membership in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa homeowner rental program.