Industry Update
Appointment27 March 2015

Erland Odd

Appointed Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy
At Castle Hospitality Group in Honolulu - HI, USA

Erland OddIn his new position, Mr. Odd will be responsible for managing all online sales and marketing initiatives for company branded websites, online and search marketing partners, and electronic marketing distribution channels. He will also oversee the strategic development and management of eCommerce initiatives for Castle Resorts & Hotels and its portfolio of 22 properties across the Hawaiian Islands and New Zealand. Mr. Odd has over 15 years of experience in Hawaii's hospitality industry, specializing in eCommerce strategy and online marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Castle, he served as the Senior Director of eCommerce at Aston Hotels & Resorts and Aqua Hospitality. He was responsible for all eCommerce initiatives for their collection of resorts in Hawaii and on the mainland. Prior to Aston and Aqua, he was the Senior Director of eBusiness for The Resort Group, which includes the Ko Olina Resort Association entities of Disney Aulani, Ko Olina Ihilani Marriott, Marriott Beach Club, Ko Olina Beach Villas, Ko Olina Marina and Ko Olina Golf Course. Mr. Odd also spent seven years as Senior Director of eCommerce and Product Management at Get2Hawaii, Inc., and served an instrumental role in the software development and launch of booking engine services and solutions for travel industry partners such as Hawaiian Airlines, Aloha Airlines, Panda Travel, and American Tours International. Mr. Odd holds a degree in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from Goteborgs Tekniska Institute in Sweden, as well as both a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Science degree in Business Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University. He resides in Kailua, Hawaii with his wife and their three children.

Castle Hospitality Group

Castle Resorts & Hotels was founded in 1993 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Castle Group, Inc. Headquartered in Honolulu, Castle manages a broad portfolio of guest accommodations including value/economy hotels, full-service hotels and spacious all-suite condominium resorts and luxury villas in the Hawaiian Islands on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Kauai and Hawaii, and in New Zealand on the North Shore of Auckland.
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Robin Graf - Vice President of Operations

22 December 2011 — Robin Graf has been appointed Vice President of Operations. In his new role, Mr. Graf will be responsible for daily hotel and resort condominium operations for Castle Resorts & Hotels and its portfolio of 22 properties in the Hawaiian Islands, Saipan, and New Zealand.
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Eric Burgoyne - Senior Director of Marketing

9 April 2010 — Eric Burgoyne has been appointed Senior Director of Marketing. His extensive background in travel industry includes General Manager and Marketing & Sales Director at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Lufthansa German Airlines, based in London, England and on the mainland.
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Stanley Fujioka - Sales Manager

9 April 2010 — Stanley Fujioka recently joined Castle Resorts & Hotels as Sales Manager. He is a 34 year veteran of the Hawaii travel industry, having acquired broad experience in such roles as Regional Director of Sales at Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, and most recently in sales management with the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group.
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