The Kahala Hotel & Resort Announces New GM

Landmark Hotels Group, management company of The Kahala Hotel & Resort, has announced the appointment of international hotelier Thomas Pauly as general manager of the 338-room resort. Pauly will oversee daily operations for the hotel.

The Kahala celebrated its 45th anniversary in January this year and recently unveiled over $52 million in updates to its guest rooms and suites, meeting space, lobby and public areas.

Most recently, Pauly was the general manager–Mexico for Landmark Hotels. He has over 20 years of executive experience overseeing both branded and independent resorts and corporate hotels on several continents.

Pauly is originally from Germany. Before his stint in Mexico, Pauly was in San Juan, Puerto Rico as general manager of the historic boutique hotel, The Normandie. Previously, he was with Starwood Hotels and Resorts' Cancun properties as hotel manager at the Westin Regina. His other assignments in Mexico have been with Camino Real Hotels between 1993 and 1996. Pauly has also served as general manager for the Intercontinental Hotel in San Salvador and for Grupo Real Hotels in El Salvador and Guatemala.

Pauly is a graduate of Les Roches Hotel Management School in Bluche, Switzerland and is fluent in English, German and Spanish. He and his wife have four children.

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