Industry Update
Appointment27 September 2018

Kimari Pada

Promoted Hotel Manager
At Aqua Bamboo Waikiki in Honolulu - HI, USA

Kimari Pada

Aqua-Aston Hospitality, a leader in hospitality management known for its owned brands in Hawaii, the continental United States, and Central America, has announced the promotion of Kimari Pada to the role of hotel manager. Formerly the hotel's guest service manager, Pada has been promoted from within, and will now lead operations at the Aqua Bamboo Waikiki hotel. She reports to Jeff Caminos, vice president of operations, Aqua-Aston Hospitality.Pada's more than six-year-tenure at Aqua Bamboo Waikiki includes many positions from on-call night auditor to interim hotel manager, along with industry accolades such as the 2016 No Po'e Pa'ahana Honoree for Front Desk Person of the Year and the 2017 Club Excellence Silver Star.

Aqua-Aston Hospitality

From full-service resorts and stylish hotels to condominium resorts and comfortable budget properties in Hawaii, U.S. mainland, and Guam, Honolulu-based Aqua-Aston Hospitality manages more than 50 properties across five distinct brands designed to suit any lifestyle, taste or budget – Aston Hotels & Resorts; Aqua Hotels and Resorts; Instinct Hotel Collection; Lite Hotels; and Maui Condo & Home.
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