The 22nd annual Na Po'e Pa'ahana Awards Recognition luncheon honored seven Maui hotel workers last month at the Sheraton Waikiki. The annual ceremony is put on by the Hawai'i Hotel & Lodging Association in recognition of excellence in the state's hospitality industry employees in multiple categories.
Nominees were selected according to performance beyond their traditional job descriptions.
On Maui, the winners were:
Bell/Valet Person of the Year - Ronald Casallo, Westin Maui Resort & Spa, first.
Engineering/Maintenance Person of the Year - Richard Coloso, Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, first; Nelson Galano, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, second.
Food & Beverage Person of the Year - Guy Becicka, Westin Maui, first; Terry Harris, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, second.
Front Office Person of the Year - Michelle Aquino, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, second.
Manager of the Year - Brendan Tsukiyama, Westin Maui, third.