Industry Update
Appointment16 January 2019

Ike Cockett

Appointed General Manager
At Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger® - HI, USA

Ike Cockett

Cockett will lead all operational aspects of the property including sales, host engagement, customer service and financial performance.

Most recently general manager at the OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger, Cockett came from AZUL Hawaii Resorts where he was regional manager - business development. He also held general manager positions at Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu (Marriott Autograph Collection); Wyndham Timeshare Princeville (Bali Hai, Ka 'Eo Kai, Shearwater and Makai Club); Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach; and The Ilikai Hotel.

Cockett holds a bachelor's in political science from the University of Hawaii.

Outrigger Hospitality Group

For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hospitality Group has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji, Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company currently operates and/or has in development 38 properties with approximately 6,500 rooms – inviting guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program.
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