New Appointments at Aqua Hotels

Aqua Hotels & Resorts has made some management promotions within the operations group.

Ron Kikumoto, General Manager, Queen Kapiolani Hotel
Kikumoto spent 10 years as General Manager of the Aloha Beach Resort on Kauai. Kikumoto has held a number of management positions including Director of Operations - Bay Club at Waikoloa, Director of Operations of Pacific Beach Hotel, General Manager of Pagoda Hotel and Vice President of Pacific Hospitality.

Tim Clark, General Manager, Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki
Clark was promoted from Hotel Manager to General Manager at the Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki. Clark joined Aqua in late 2009 after working for over 20 years with Kyoya Company, Ltd. and Starwood Hotels Hawaii. He is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii.

May Cabauatan, General Manager, Best Western Plus Coconut Waikiki
Cabauatan was most recently Senior Revenue Manager for Aqua Hotels & Resorts. Before joining Aqua, Cabauatan was with the King George Hotel and The Inn at Union Square in San Francisco where she oversaw revenue and yield management for both hotels. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she majored in hospitality management.
Kathy Gunderson was promoted from Guest Services Manager to Hotel Manager at Aqua Waikiki Wave. Prior to joining Aqua in 2009, Gunderson worked at Servco and Bank of Hawaii.


Paul Dun was promoted to Hotel Manager at White Sands Hotel. Most recently, he was Guest Services Manager at the Aqua Island Colony. Prior to joining Aqua in 2006, Dun worked in Special Events at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. He is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has a B.A. from the University of Redlands in California.

Kalei Lyman has been appointed Manager of Special Projects for Aqua Hotel & Resorts. Most recently, Lyman was Hotel Manager for Aqua Waikiki Pearl. Prior to joining Aqua, he was Hotel Assistant Manager at Kahala Hotel and Resort. Lyman graduated with honors from Kamehameha Schools and received his B.A. from the University of Hawaii.

Joshua Gahret has been promoted to Guest Services Manager for Aqua Lotus Honolulu. Prior to joining Aqua in 2009 Gahret worked at Aston Waikiki Beach Tower, Fairmont Kea Lani and Hotel Hana Maui in similar positions. He received his ASN degree from Indiana University in Bloomington.