Davide Barnes has been named hotel manager of Halekulani, the luxury hotel in Oahu, located just steps from Waikiki beach. Barnes will join Halekulani on January 16, 2023. In this role, he will be responsible for directing all aspects of day-to-day management and operations of the 453-key property. The announcement was made by Peter Shaindlin, chief operating officer of Halekulani Corporation.
Barnes brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently serving as director of operations at The Lodge at Kukuiʻula for Destination Residences Hawaii, and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Kauai. Barnes also has extensive luxury leadership experience, including tenures as hotel manager and acting general manager at the Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai, China; hotel manager of the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills; general manager of the Four Seasons Prague, Czech Republic; hotel manager of the Four Seasons, Philadelphia; general manager of the Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, California; and, prior to that, executive hospitality experience with Benchmark Resorts.
Barnes’ business experience also included a six-year stint with Apple Inc. in California. There, he applied his executive hospitality experience to the technology industry, as a market leader focused on increasing annual sales and financial performance, improving customer service and expanding business development opportunities.
“I am thrilled to take on the role of hotel manager of Halekulani, an iconic property I have long admired for its rich history and unrivaled service,” said Barnes. “I look forward to partnering with its distinguished and extraordinary team of professionals committed to Halekulani’s tradition for delivering gracious hospitality.”
For further information, visit www.halekulani.com.