Sheraton Kona Welcomes Phil Ellison as New Director of Sales and Marketing

November 24, 2016, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated November 23, 6:05 PM
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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay has named Phil Ellison as the Director of Sales and Marketing.

Phil comes to the Big Island from Maui, where he was the Account Director, Groups, for both the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa as well as The Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

Sheraton Kona welcomes Phil Ellison as Director of Sales and Marketing. Photo Courtesy.

Sheraton Kona welcomes Phil Ellison as Director of Sales and Marketing. Photo Courtesy.

Prior to his new role, Ellison was a Sales Manager at the Sheraton Maui where he achieved strong results.

He began his sales career with Starwood in 2007 as a Marketing Vacation Services coordinator with Starwood Vacation Ownership. Phil brings great knowledge and insight of the Hawaiʻi region to his new position.

“I am thrilled to join the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa Ohana! There is an undeniable passion about our pillars of Culture, Cuisine, and Adventure which resonates throughout each and every department. It is an honor and privilege to hold this leadership role, with such an exceptional team. My family and I are very much looking forward to become connected to the community,” Ellison said.


“I am very excited to welcome Phil Ellison to our team. He is a seasoned leader whose strong industry-wide relationships will allow us to build upon our strong group base. Phil is an immediate game changer for our resort and we look forward to seeing him excel in his new role,” said Matthew Grauso, General Manager of the Sheraton Kona.


Ellison, having spent many years in the Hawaiian Islands, has a passion for the Hawaiian culture and historic Keauhou Bay. During his time away from work, he dedicates his time to his family, the beach and playing the guitar.

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