Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing
At Hyatt Centric Waikiki in Honolulu - HI, USA
Kokua Hospitality, an independent hotel management company based in San Francisco, appointed Lauren Rawlins as director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. In her new role, Rawlins has been charged with creating and leading the property’s sales and marketing department, managing all sales, marketing and tourism relations, and working directly with the director of revenue at the 230-room boutique, lifestyle property. Rawlins brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach, which opened in January 2017. At a young age, the Oahu native found her passion for hotels while attending the University of Hawaii’s School of Travel Industry Management. Prior to graduating with a degree in travel industry management, the hospitality professional interned with The Kahala Mandarin Hotel’s catering team and worked full-time in their food-and-beverage department.
Rawlins spent the following 10years working in various Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide properties in Koloa and Honolulu, including The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Hotel. During her tenure, she served in such roles as director of catering and convention services, account director for group sales, and account director for leisure sales. Prior to joining Kokua Hospitality and Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach in May 2017, Rawlins was the director of leisure sales at Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore for three years.