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Barry Wallace, executive vice president of hospitality services for Outrigger Enterprises Group, has named Jim Heather as general manager for Keauhou Beach Resort on Hawaii Island.
Heather will assume his new duties on October 1, overseeing all operational aspects of the 309-room hotel. He will move to Keauhou Beach Resort from his most recent post as general manager of the Outrigger-managed Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach hotel on Oahu.
“Jim is a long-time, well-respected member of the Outrigger Ohana who will bring a wealth of experience to Keauhou Beach Resort,” said Wallace in a media release.
Heather started his Outrigger career in 1998 as director of rooms for the Outrigger Guam Resort, where he played a key role in the opening of the property. In 2002, he moved to Hawaii to join Outrigger’s Condominium Collection as general manager of the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona.
After two years, Heather moved to Oahu and assumed leadership at Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach.
Most recently, Heather transitioned the Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach from the Wyland Waikiki to the Marriot brand, successfully. His experience in the hotel industry also includes management positions with Hilton Hotels in Guam and Crowne Plaza in Tokyo, Japan.
Heather is a University of Las Vegas graduate with a degree in hotel administration and has also earned his certification from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association.
Visit www.keauhoubeachresort.com or call 800-OUTRIGGER (688-7444).