Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Names GM

July 11, 2015, 10:32 AM HST
* Updated July 11, 3:23 PM
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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has appointed a new general manager in Steve Yannarell.

With more than 25-years of experience in hospitality management, Yannarell will oversee day-to-day management and operation of the resort.

“Steve offers a wealth of lodging hospitality experience from Hawai’i and Mainland USA, crossing over many hotel brands as well as the Marriott brands, and he is a great addition to my senior management executive team,” Chris Tatum, vice president of Marriott International, Hawai’i region said. “I am confident that he will continue to ensure the highest standards of the Marriott brand are implemented at this very resort where he began his Marriott career.”

Yannarell recently moved to Waikoloa after residing in Honolulu, where he served as director of operations at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.

Over 20 years ago in 1994, Yannarell began his career at the Waikoloa Marriott, where he was the director of food and beverage. He was later promoted to assistant general manager.


In other hotel experiences throughout Hawai’i, Yannarell was the director of operations at the Renaissance Kapalua Bay Resort and Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club during the same time period. In 1997, he was appointed general manager at Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club Resort on Kauai.


Outside of professional positions, Yannarell has served in a variety of roles within the community, including the Kauai Chapter of the Hawai’i Hotel & Lodging Association, Kauai Catholic Charities, Kauai Path, United Way, HHLA Charity Walk, a variety of golf tournaments for charity, and the Ironman.

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