RODNEY ITO NAMED GENERAL MANAGER
MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS
KOHALA COAST, HAWAII - Hospitality veteran Rodney Ito has been named general manager of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Hawaii’s Big Island. Ito will oversee operations for the award-winning 341 room ocean front resort.
As a seasoned hotelier and veteran executive in the hospitality industry, Rodney 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 Rodney 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.”