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Hilton Waikoloa Village Appoints Christopher Anderson as Director of Sales

March 7, 2018, 9:11 AM HST
* Updated March 7, 9:13 AM
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Hilton Waikoloa Village has appointed Christopher Anderson as the resort’s director of sales. Courtesy photo.

Hilton Waikoloa Village has appointed Christopher Anderson as the resort’s director of sales.

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Anderson is responsible for group sales initiatives to drive business and revenue for the coastal Waikoloa property, located on the Kohala Coast of the island of Hawai‘i.

Anderson brings more than 16 years of expertise to his new post that includes executive level positions at prestigious properties across the country. Most recently, he served as director of sales at Hilton Anaheim—the third largest hotel in the state of California—where he developed and coached a team of nine sales managers overseeing multiple markets. Under his leadership, the team surpassed its $39 million goal and secured $42 million in revenue in 2016.

Prior to that, he was the associate director of sales in the prominent Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C., where he oversaw the citywide and mini-wide markets at both Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill and Grand Hyatt Washington.

Anderson also brings destination marketing experience from his time as director of sales for the Huntington Beach Marketing & Visitor Bureau, where he initiated group sales efforts that led to a 71% increase in production for the destination from 2012 to 2013.

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“Christopher has proven successful in some of the most competitive visitor markets in the nation,” said David Givens, general manager of Hilton Waikoloa Village. “He brings out the best our resort has to offer with his drive to create exceptional experiences for our group, meetings, and incentive customers. We are excited to have him as part of our team.”

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This position at Hilton Waikoloa Village marks Anderson’s return to the Hawaiian Islands. From 2009 to 2011, he previously worked at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa as their group sales manager. In his time on Maui, he and his family grew to love the islands and decided to make it a point to return. His previous island experience combined with his proven industry success are the perfect combination to support his new role.

About Hilton Waikoloa Village

The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a sweeping Pacific playground and alluring destination on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawai‘i. The resort offers island hospitality with beautifully appointed guest rooms and stunning vistas of Waiulua Bay and tropical surroundings. Guests enjoy two distinct lodging experiences from premium accommodations in MAKAI at Lagoon Tower to a grand atrium welcome at Palace Tower. Amenities include three swimming pools, an ocean-fed snorkeling Lagoon Beach, waterfalls and waterways, locally-inspired treatments at Kohala Spa, and a wide variety of dining outlets that include Legends of Hawai‘i Lū‘au, Kamuela Provision Company featuring panoramic sunset dining over the Pacific Ocean, Kona Tap Room, offering craft brews from Kona Brewing Company; and a Museum Walkway with 1,800 unique art pieces. Adventures within the surrounding Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping. Hilton Waikoloa Village is a gateway to the Island of Hawai‘i, engaging travelers in the area’s rich history through such interactive activities as hula and ukulele lessons and is the perfect starting point for the exploration of island attractions including active volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, colorful beaches and deep culture, embodying the island’s aloha spirit.

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