Aqua Hotels & Resorts has announced that William “Bill” Henderson has joined the company 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 Aqua Hotels Resorts. “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.
Henderson brings more than 30 years of marketing and development expertise to Aqua. Immediately prior to joining Aqua Hotels, Henderson provided consulting services for the Ocean Network television channel in Hawaii. His resume includes positions as immediate past vice president business development for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts where he planned and led diversification effort that resulted in the transformation of a company that operated 20 hotels with 7,000 rooms in Hawaii, to a Pacific-wide regional chain with 55 hotels/resorts open or under construction, with more than 12,000 rooms throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Guam, Palau, Majuro, French Polynesia, and Bali.