Hyatt Regency Waikiki Gets New General Manager

Jerry Westenhaver was recently named the new General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. He is succeeding David Lewin, who is returning to his hometown of San Francisco as the new General Manager of Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The new position takes effect on July 1.

Westenhaver, who will be leaving his role as the General Manager of Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa in New Mexico, helped open Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach in 1976 and has continued to return to the resort in various roles throughout his career with Hyatt Corporation. Westenhaver has been the General Manager at Hyatt Regency Tamaya, Hyatt Regency Sacramento, Hyatt Regency Islandia, Hyatt Regency Oakland, and Hyatt Regency Cerromar.

Lewin says that the transition is bittersweet. “My family has truly enjoyed being in Waikiki for the last three years. We are really happy to be going home to San Francisco and I’m excited to see a lot of my Hyatt family when we return, but we will certainly miss O’ahu.” 

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach is currently undergoing a $13 million renovation of the third floor public areas to include the addition of two new restaurants, a new Regency Club Lounge, and a poolside bar. Westenhaver will arrive as phases two and three – the redesign of Ciao Mein Restaurant into Japengo and the refurbishment of the third floor terrace and pool area begin. For more information, visit waikiki.hyatt.com.

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