The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club has hired Ward Almeida as director of food and beverage for the hotel.
Almeida will oversee all of the hotel’s food service operations including banquets and signature restaurants, Prince Court and Hakone.
Prior to joining the hotel, Almeida spent two and a half years as general manager of both the Lotus at Diamond Head Hotel and Waikiki Grand Hotel. Before that, he was executive assistant manager of the food and beverage division for five years at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows on Hawaii Island. He spent 11 years with Hyatt as executive assistant manager of the food and beverage division at the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa, and before that as assistant food and beverage director of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki. He also served with Sheraton Hotels as hotel manager of the Sheraton Waikkiki and then as general manager of the Sheraton Molokai Lodge and Beach Village.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Almeida studied business administration at the University of Hawaii. He serves on the board of the Family Literacy Foundation and is a member of the Chaine de Rotisseurs.
For more information, visit PrinceResortsHawaii.com.