Brad Logsdon Appointed Complex Director of Sales & Marketing at Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki
In his new role, he will oversee the sales and marketing activities at the four Starwood properties in Waikiki: Sheraton Waikiki, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.
Logsdon will be responsible for strategic planning in growing target markets and overseeing markets such as North America, Asia-Pacific, Oceania, Europe, and other emerging markets, as well as wholesale, FIT, group, incentive, leisure and business travel.
Logsdon most recently served at Moana Surfrider as its director of sales and marketing since August 2014, and brings 28 years of sales and marketing experience with Hilton Worldwide, including a stint at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa.
“Brad’s expertise in helping us drive business and find opportunities for growth will be valuable as we reinforce our position as one of the leaders in accommodations in Waikiki,” said Sanders.
Logsdon has been a Rotarian for 12 years and most recently served as club president in his native Southern California.
He has also been puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI); he and his family have raised three, skilled companion dogs for CCI.
Logsdon also serves on the board of the Arthritis Foundation-Hawaii and is involved with Kapiolani Community College’s Hospitality and Tourism Program.
In his spare time, he has also earned a private pilot’s license and a black belt in kung fu.
We asked Brad a few questions to learn more about him. Here’s what he had to say!
Q: How long have you lived in Hawaii?
A: 3 YEARS. GREW UP IN A SMALL SURF TOWN SOUTH OF L.A. HERMOSA BEACH
Q: What do you like about Waikiki
A: THE ENERGY AND THE EXCITEMENT ALONG WITH THE BEAUTY OF THE OCEAN
Q: What excites you about the hospitality industry in Hawaii?
A: IT’S A ONE OF A KIND DESTINATION, UNLIKE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD…
Q: Do you have a favorite weekend activity?
A: STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THE SUP INTO THE OCEAN, STAY ON IT AND EVENTUALLY INTO A WAVE! ALSO HOW TO KEEP MY GOLF BALL ON THE FAIRWAY! LOVE THE BEACH, THE OCEAN AND SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS AND OHANA WHEN TIME PERMITS.
Q: Favorite Oahu spot to unwind
A: SHERWOOD BEACH IN WAIMANALO IS AMAZING, LOVE SANDYS TOO!
Q: Good eats?
A: WOW….SUSHI FOR SURE AND THAI FOOD…LOVE ROYS AND TEDDYS BURGERS!
“I REALLY ENJOY THE LAID BACK YET EXCITING PACE HAWAII HAS TO OFFER! WATCHING THE FAMILY SETTLE IN HERE, ALEX IS A JUNIOR IN THE TIMS SCHOOL AT UH AND IS A SURF INSTRUCTOR AT KAISERS…TY IS A CPA IN LOS ANGELES AND LIVES IN NEWPORT BEACH CA. AND GLEE IS LEARNING THE HULA, PADDLING FOR HUI NALU CANOE CLUB AND JUST BECAME A MASTER GARDENER!”