William Henderson has joined Aqua Hotels & Resorts as vice president of development. "This new position was created to increase expansion and growth of the Aqua brand," said Mike Paulin, owner and CEO of the company. "Bill's outstanding history of hospitality successes in Hawaii, including a long association with Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, is unrivaled."
Henderson will focus on adding hotels to Aqua's three brands: Aqua Lite, representing the company's value product; Aqua Boutique, a select group of affordable upscale properties; and Aqua Elite, high-design, high-service boutique hotels.
Immediately prior to joining Aqua Hotels, Henderson provided consulting services for the Ocean Network television channel in Hawaii. His resume entails 30 years in marketing and development, including the position of vice president of business development for Outrigger, where he planned and led a diversification effort that transformed the company to a Hawaii-only operation of 20 hotels with 7,000 rooms to a Pacific-wide chain with 55 properties and more than 12,000 rooms throughout the Hawaiian islands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Majuro, French Polynesia and Bali. (MR)