Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently named David Richard its regional director of sales and marketing for the Hawaii and French Polynesia region.
Richard succeeds Cheryl Williams, who earlier this year was named general manager of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
In this role, Richard is responsible for driving the top-line revenue for 14 hotels and resorts, including 11 properties in Hawaii.
A member of the Starwood family for 27 years, Richard has returned to Hawaii after having served as the director of sales and marketing for The Orchid at Mauna Lani from 1996 to 2000.
Most recently he was area director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels in Arizona, a position he held since 2009. Richard came to Arizona in 2002, joining The Phoenician as director of sales and marketing before taking on the added responsibility of area director.
“We are thrilled to have a talent like David Richard assume the stewardship of our brand and our sales team,” said Harris Chan, vice president of operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii and French Polynesia, in a written release. “David's proven leadership and long-term success will ensure an amazing future for our customers, associates and travel partners.”