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Hilton Waikoloa Village Announces New Sales Team Member

May 3, 2014 Appointments No Comments Email Email

 Hilton Waikoloa Village – the 62-acre oceanfront resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island – proudly welcomes a new member to the expanding sales team, Erika Costa, as the in-market director of national accounts for the Northwest United States, Western Canada and Alaska.

The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,240 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,240 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Costa, a California State University Long Beach graduate, has spent 13 years with Hilton Hotels and Resorts at various properties throughout California working as the multi-property services and senior sales manager. As a dedicated member of the Hilton Worldwide Corporation, she has been a part of several departments within, analyzing and directing requirements of functions and goals. Her notable career also includes positions as the senior sales manager of The Fess Parker Santa Barbara, a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, and Embassy Suites Sacramento, Riverfront Promenade; as well as catering and conventions services manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento. Costa is knowledgeable in successfully managing group businesses in multiple markets such as national, international and local association, corporate, SMERF, and government. A devoted ambassador for the California Tourism Association, Costa will continue her career with Hilton in Northern California.

Hilton Waikoloa Village’s dynamic sales team also includes Rick Nagaoka, director of group sales; Russ Kembel, director of industry relations; Ben Kekuna, senior sales manager covering Midwest and South markets; Angela Naehu, senior sales manager covering the Northeast market and Eastern Canada; Alanna Blackwell, sales manager covering West, and Western Canada markets; Karen Rudd, director of national accounts covering the Midwest; Jonathan Clausen, director of leisure sales covering Far East transient and domestic wholesale; and Jane Mato, director of national accounts for the Southwest market.

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