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Yamane Tabbed to Lead Mauna Kea, Westin Hapuna Resorts

December 26, 2021, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated December 21, 11:03 AM
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Veteran hospitality executive Shigeki Yamane has been named president of Prince Resorts Hawai‘i (PRH).

Yamane, previously vice president of planning at PRH for the past eight years, worked with former presidents Donn J. Takahashi and Kisan Jo. As vice president, and was instrumental in the multi-million dollar renovations of Prince Waikiki and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort on the Big Island.

A graduate of Waseda University, majoring in law, Yamane also completed the Tokyo Hotel Management School program. In addition to his various management positions with Prince Hotels in Japan, including at The Prince Park Tower Tokyo and Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa, he held hotel management positions in Canada and Singapore. Most notably, he led a delegation in charge of VVIP receptions at a Tokyo State Guesthouse hosting foreign government dignitaries for three years and was invited to act as an adviser for Tokyo 2020 Olympics Bid Committee in 2013.

Prince Resorts Hawaii, a subsidiary of Seibu Holdings Inc., operates three hotels and golf courses on two of the Hawaiian Islands: Prince Waikiki and Hawaii Prince Golf Club on the island of O‘ahu, and on the island of Hawai‘i, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and Hapuna Golf Course, and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Golf Course at the Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast.

Recently, all three PRH hotels – Prince Waikiki at No. 2, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel at No. 8 and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort at No.13 – were named to Travel+Leisure Magazine’s “Top 20 Hotels in Hawaii” list.

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