Prince Waikiki Appoints Joshua Hargrove as General Manager

USA, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. August 22, 2019

Prince Waikiki, announces the appointment of Joshua Hargrove as general manager. An accomplished hospitality executive, Hargrove will manage and oversee all aspects of the 563-key hotel located in Honolulu overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, including its signature 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar and expansive meeting and event spaces.

"We are delighted to welcome Joshua to the Prince Waikiki family," said Kisan Jo, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii. "With his charisma, love of Hawaii and extensive hospitality background at notable properties throughout the islands, he is a natural fit to lead the Prince Waikiki team."

Hargrove brings 14 years of hospitality experience to the Prince Resorts Hawaii collection. His background spans positions at notable hotels throughout the Hawaiian Islands including The Modern Honolulu, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa in Kona. Most recently, Hargrove, as hotel manager at The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas in Lahaina, was responsible for overall strategy, performance and leadership of the operations team. Throughout his career, Hargrove has won numerous certifications and leadership awards and currently serves as part of the hospitality & tourism advisory board at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

"With the recent reimagination of Prince Waikiki and all of the exciting activity happening at the nearby Ala Moana Center and the hip Kaka'ako neighborhood, there's no better time to visit Honolulu and we are in the heart of it all," said Hargrove. "I look forward to leading the incredible team at Prince Waikiki and continuing to provide memorable guest experiences that celebrate the destination and encourage guests to come back and stay with us for years to come."

Hargrove graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor of arts in hospitality and business management. He relocated to Honolulu in June 2006 and has lived on Maui and the island of Hawaii. Currently, Hargrove lives in Oahu with his wife and has a passion for cooking and trying new restaurants around the city.

Located in the heart of Honolulu's most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, and around the corner from Ala Moana Center and the Kaka'ako community, Prince Waikiki - the #1 of 87 Hotels in Honolulu on TripAdvisor - features an impressive 563 modernized guest rooms and luxury suites with breathtaking floor-to-ceiling ocean views across 33 towering floors of oceanfront accommodations and world-class service. The centrally located hotel in Honolulu features top-rated restaurants including its award winning 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, an open-air lobby lounge showcasing contemporary Hawaiian artwork and grab-and-go dining with Honolulu Coffee Company café, multiple use indoor and outdoor event venues, a stunning infinity pool overlooking the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and more.

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Close
Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as "Biophilic Design." Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.