Please join me and Human Resources in welcoming two new key employees to the Embassy Suites Hotel -Waikiki Beach Walk team. I’m happy to announce the addition of Mandie Burson as Revenue and Reservations Manager, and Robert Ingraham as Product Manager. Both Robert and Mandie will report directly to Sun Bee.
Robert comes to us with 19 years of hotel and resort experience in Colorado, California, Florida, and Hawaii and has lived in the islands for 10 of the last 20 years. Prior to joining Outrigger, Robert was a Sales Manager at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa in Poipu. His hotel experience includes ten years in Sales and Marketing and five years as a General Manager. Robert enjoys jogging, bicycling, snorkeling, swimming, photography, and reading. He has written three novels and a screenplay and works as a freelance writer. Most of his family live in Colorado, although they are originally from the Chicago area. His two stepdaughters, ages 22 and 25, are part Hawaiian.
Mandie has been working in the hotel industry for nearly ten years. While earning a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Ohio State, she interned at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club at Walt Disney World and assisted in the start-up of the Sales and Catering department for the famous Pump Room in Chicago. After graduating, she joined Interstate Hotel and Resort in San Francisco. Her career elevated her to positions in Seattle and Hawaii as the Director of Revenue. She is excited to embark on the new endeavors with Outrigger and Embassy Suites. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and two dogs, as well as taking on the tasks of being a new homeowner in Hawaii.
It is exciting to see our team come together, as we move forward with the opening of the Embassy Suites Hotel-Waikiki Beach Walk this December.