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Ito named Mauna Lani Bay Hotel general manager



Rodney Ito

Hospitality veteran Rodney Ito has been named general manager of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. Ito will oversee operations for the award-winning 341 room ocean front resort.

As a seasoned hotelier and veteran executive in the hospitality industry, Ito brings decades of senior management leadership experience to Mauna Lani. His most recent position was Director of Operations at JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa.

Previously, Ito was General Manager and Director of Operations for Marriott International’s Waikoloa Beach and Waikiki Beach properties, as well as Area Director of Operations, North Asia, Hawaii & South Pacific.

This extensive leadership experience will benefit Mauna Lani in all phases of the operation.

“Mauna Lani is proud to have Rodney lead our hotel team,” said Takashi Yamakawa, president of Mauna Lani Resort. “Rodney values the preservation of Mauna Lani’s cultural and environmental traditions. His leadership skills and strong drive to continually improve all aspects of our operation will be a tremendous asset. We look forward to working with Rodney and to the continued success of Mauna Lani.”

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows sits oceanfront on the Kohala Coast. Located 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport the hotel is located at the Mauna Lani Resort which features the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Mauna Lani Spa and Mauna Lani’s Francis H. Ii Brown Golf Courses.

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