Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort Announces New Director of Leisure Sales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2008

KO`A KEA HOTEL & RESORT ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF LEISURE SALES

 Slated to Open in Summer 2008, Kauai’s Newest Boutique Luxury Property Welcomes Laura Hauser

Kauai, Hawaii - Chris Steuri, Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort General Manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Hauser as the new Director of Leisure Sales based in Southern California.

With more than 20 years of experience, Hauser boasts an extensive background in the travel industry and hospitality sales, including representation of both luxury resorts and tour operators. Prior to this appointment, Hauser served for two years as District Sales Manager for Club Med in Southern California and Nevada. In addition, Hauser held similar positions at the Kona Village Resort and MTI Vacations. Her vast sales experience with specific focus on the West Coast has well prepared her to assist Ko`a Kea as its summer opening approaches.

“We are excited to welcome Laura to Ko`a Kea,” Steuri said, “and we know she will be an excellent addition to the team moving forward.

About Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort
Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort, located on Kauai’s beautiful Po`ipu Beach will be completed in the summer of 2008 after an extensive reconstruction. The beachfront hotel will include a fresh new design by renowned interior decorator, Anita Brooks, including 121 guestrooms and suites, as well as a stunning new restaurant, Red Salt, and luxury spa facility. Red Salt is named for the island’s uniquely colored salt and will feature contemporary Hawaiian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. The intimate spa will offer five treatment rooms including a room for couples massage as well as a comprehensive menu, geared to soothe the body after a day of activity.

Kauai, Hawai`i
Kauai, nicknamed the Garden Isle, is 102 miles northwest of O`ahu, and is beloved for its lush tropical greenery and sparkling sand beaches. The location for many Hollywood films including Jurassic Park and Harrison Fords’ “Six Days Seven Nights,” Kauai’s diverse terrain and scenery lay an ideal foundation for an array of activities including golfing, hiking, ocean kayaking and horseback riding. Located on the south coast of Kauai, Poipu Beach is blanketed with white sand and is known around the world as a premier destination for diving, surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling and swimming. Kauai is accessible daily by inter-island jet flights between Lihue and Honolulu International Airport on O`ahu, as well as nonstop service from several major US cities including Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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