Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa Appoints Geoff Pearson as New General Manager
OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Pearson as the new General Manager of OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island.
In this role, Pearson will assume the responsibility of overseeing the daily operations and management of the resort. His duties will encompass the integration of cultural elements into exceptional guest experiences, the cultivation of a positive work environment for employees and active engagement with the Kailua-Kona community, all while striving to achieve the resort’s financial objectives.
Pearson joined OUTRIGGER earlier this year as the Director of Sales and Marketing, where he quickly gained familiarity with the resort and its dedicated team. He also collaborated closely with OUTRIGGER’s corporate and global sales and revenue teams, particularly during a period of property enhancements.
Pearson brings with him a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, including a prior association with OUTRIGGER as the Hotel Manager of the OUTRIGGER Reef Lanais in 1988. His career has seen him serve in pivotal roles such as Director of Sales and Marketing for Halekulani and Halepuna Waikiki, Director of Rooms at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Front Office Manager at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.
Mike Shaff, Senior Vice President of Operations for The Americas, conveyed his unwavering trust in Pearson’s capabilities, stating, “Since joining OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa, Geoff has consistently exhibited exceptional leadership, prowess in sales and marketing and a profound understanding of the hospitality industry. His adept management of expectations during the resort’s substantial $60 million renovation has been commendable. We are eagerly anticipating his leadership in guiding this enhanced offering, making his appointment richly deserved.”