Twin sales appointments at Outrigger

Outrigger Hospitality Group has appointed two new additions to its sales team at the all-new Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger.

Marcus Ito has been named director of sales and marketing, where he will be responsible for driving revenue to the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger through sales and promotional activities by maximising prospective business opportunities from various business channels.

From left: Marcus Ito; Taro Sawabe

Ito will also work closely with key property partners, including Maui Brewing Company, Hawaii’s largest craft brewery; Hawaiian Aroma Caffe, one of Hawaii’s most Instagrammable coffee shops; and Magic of Polynesia. He will further drive brand fame with promotions surrounding the Beachcomber Originals, a collection of local artists and tastemakers who have helped shape Outrigger’s first lifestyle hotel.

Before joining Outrigger, Ito served at various properties such as G.Lion Hawaii; Trump International Hotel Waikiki; Wyndham Vacation Resorts; PacRim Marketing Group; and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

Meanwhile, Taro Sawabe has been appointed assistant director-market development with a focus on Asia and Japan.

In his new role, Sawabe is tasked with developing and facilitating progressive business flow with Outrigger’s Asia and Japan accounts through effective communication and account management.

Previously, Sawabe has held positions at Kahala Resort, Ritz Carlton Okinawa, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay, and Westin Resort Guam.

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