Aqua Hotels & Resorts has appointed Robin Graf as the general manager for the oceanfront Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai.
“Robin was selected for his extensive background in a full-service hotel environment,” said Guy Underkoffler, Aqua’s senior vice president. “He will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Kauai Beach Resort including the food & beverage venues. Robin will also perform site manager duties for the Association of Apartment Owners.”
With nearly 20 years of Hawaii hotel industry experience and involvement in hospitality and community boards, Graf is a familiar face to many in the islands. He has held the position of general manager for luxury and boutique hotels including The Wyland Waikiki, Park Shore Waikiki, Waikiki Parc Hotel and Outrigger Waikoloa Beach Hotel. Graf was also resident manager for Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hilton Waikoloa Village.
“I hope to introduce events and promotions that will encourage consumers to make Kauai their first choice when planning a Hawai‘i trip … or at least add a few nights at Kauai Beach Resort to their itinerary,” said Graf.
Graf studied Physical Education at California State University Northridge, Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University and is a United States Air Force veteran.
Aqua assumed management of 350-room Kauai Beach Resort in July 2009 and added marketing services in January 2010. The resort is situated on 25 lushly landscaped acres which includes a 3-mile stretch of beach on the eastern ‘Coconut Coast.
Surrounded by exotic lagoons, cascading waterfalls and four swimming pools, Kauai Beach Resort offers an on-site spa, variety of dining venues and complete meeting and banquet facilities. The resort also offers a central and convenient location that is close to the Lihue airport, shopping, championship golf and all of Kauai’s great activities and adventures.