Welcome Lawrence Hanson, General Manager of Moana Surfrider

April 30, 2015

Picture1Please join us in congratulating Larry Hanson on his promotion to General Manager of the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort.

Larry is a well established leader with Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

His career with Starwood spans more than fifteen years.

For thirteen years, he served as the Senior Director of Meetings & Events for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and most recently, he served as the Hotel Manager at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Prior to Starwood, Larry worked at Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Larry participates in many philanthropic efforts. He is a Board Member of Life Foundation and serves as the Chair of the Honolulu Aids Walk. He is also a member of the Waikiki Improvement District.

Larry’s background includes a focus on closing group business, a firm understanding of the leisure market, identifying additional market segments, and has a solid track record with moving the needle on topline revenue.

His experience will continue to drive our region to tremendous success.

I’ve been in Hawaii for 2 years enjoying the beauty and excitement of this destination and look forward to continue to engage with the local community and uphold the proud history the “First Lady of Waikiki” the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort

A graduate of the University of Oregon with a Psychology degree, Larry enjoys movies, working out and architecture.

Larry will assume his new role immediately.

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