Kokua Hospitality has announced that Charles Young has been selected as general manager of Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach.
In his new role, Young will spearhead all hotel operations, overseeing 230 upscale, oversized rooms and suites at the first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in the state of Hawaii.
Young has more than 20 years of hospitality experience and an extensive portfolio in hospitality management. He has overseen several mid-to-large-scale properties across the globe in locations such as Hawaii, Australia and Florida. He has also helped open a number of hotels, most notably Oahu’s own Vive Hotel Waikiki.
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is expected to open this winter in the former Waikiki Trade Center, placing clients in the center of the action. The full-service, lifestyle hotel will feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering outstanding views of Waikiki, as well as on-site amenities including an outdoor pool and entertainment deck, upscale bar and restaurant, and 24/7 fitness facility. Several retailers will also join the property at the former Waikiki Trade Center, including a new 34,000-square-foot, two-level Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and American Savings Bank.