Ritsuko Reigns

By Nancy Daniels

Ritsuko Tsunashima-Kukonu (left) shown with runner-up, Flora LaMontagne, from the Kahala Hotel & Resort. Photo by Joah Buley / HonoluluPulse.com

Congratulations to Ritsuko Tsunashima-Kukonu recognized as The Oahu Concierge’s GSA/Concierge of the Month last September.

On December 16, at their 12th annual Mahalo Party, readers of The Oahu Concierge magazine named her Concierge of the Year!

The packed event was sponsored by Tiki’s Grill & Bar and brought together concierge and hospitality industry employees to cheer on 12 concierge nominees and to sample Chef Ronnie Nasuti’s new menu items.

Oahu Concierge Publisher Pam Davis said, “This year’s winner is a native of Tokyo, Japan, who began working for Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in 2007. A blogger since 2003, her site www.poohkohawaii.com is extremely popular in the Japanese market and she says she first became a concierge because she wanted to assist Japanese visitors.”

The sidebar, reprinted with permission from The Oahu Concierge Magazine, is a Q&A that was published in the September issue of The Oahu Concierge.

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