Thursday, January 23, 2014

Alvin Wong named director of sales and marketing for two key Marriott resorts in Hawaii

Hotel sales and marketing veteran Alvin Wong has been appointed director of sales and marketing for two strategic properties: the 546-room Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui and the 555-room Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island.

"With more than 25 years of experience in the Hawaii market, Alvin brings a wealth of knowledge in lodging hospitality sales and marketing,” said John C. Tolbert, general manager of Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa and Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Wong will be responsible for implementing an overall business plan for both award-winning beachfront resorts.  He will oversee the two hotels’ separate sales, marketing, advertising, and public relations initiatives, and supervise a sales and marketing team of 18 managers and support staff. He will also be responsible for the day-to-day business with travel agents, wholesalers, and meeting planners to secure room night bookings.

Prior to joining Marriott International, Wong was the director of sales and marketing for the 1,142-room Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel in Waikiki. He began his hospitality career 1980 and has held various management positions including assistant general manager at several different brand hotels and resorts within the state of Hawaii.

During his leisure time, Wong enjoys time with his family, golf, culinary food and wines, and weight and strength conditioning.

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