New Execs Named at Sheraton Kona ResortAugust 1, 2013, 5:14 PM HST (Updated August 1, 2013, 6:10 PM)
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay has named Matthew Grauso to the position of general manager and Revell Newton to the position of hotel manager at the 509-room oceanfront hotel.
Grauso brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience to the position, ranging from human resources to front office and rooms. He will lead efforts to align the 22-acre resort with its rich history and cultural roots while providing a world-class experience for guests, the resort said in a press release.
Grauso was most recently hotel manager at the 1,695-room Sheraton Waikiki.
Newton, with nearly 20 years as a leader on sales and marketing teams at top hotels and resorts in Hawaii, will be overseeing day to day operations at the resort. In 2003, he became the first executive team member at the (then) Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa as its director of sales and marketing.
In 2007, Newton was promoted to the position of complex director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels in Waikiki.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii owns 11 properties in Hawaii on the Big Island, Oahu, Kauai and Maui.