SOURCE: JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

February 08, 2012 08:00 ET

Paul Toner Named General Manager of JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, Oahu

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2012) - Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) has announced the appointment of Paul Toner as general manager of the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina on Oahu. Toner assumed his new post January 14, succeeding Dan Banchiu who is retiring after 32 years with the company.

Most recently Toner was senior vice president and chief operating officer of RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality, which he joined in 2008 following many years as a senior executive with Marriott International in the Hawaiian Islands.

"We are pleased to have Paul return to Hawaii," said Chris Tatum, Marriott International area vice president of Hawaii, Northern California, Pacific Northwest and Utah. "He brings extensive hospitality experience in luxury properties from both national and international arenas, and an intimate knowledge of the Islands having spent 15 years managing sales and marketing efforts for our Hawaii hotels and resorts."

At the 387-room JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Toner will oversee and direct all aspects of the day-to-day management and operations of the AAA Four-Diamond Oahu beach hotel.

Toner began his tenure in Hawaii in 1989 in the sales discipline at the Maui Marriott Resort at Kaanapali. In 1994, he moved to Kauai where he became area director of marketing at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. In 1998, he was promoted area director of marketing for Marriott based in Hong Kong overseeing Central Asia and Hawaii. Due to the growth of Marriott in the Hawaiian Islands he opened up Marriott's Pacific Islands Regional Office in Honolulu. In 2007 Paul moved again to Hong Kong as vice president of sales and marketing for Marriott International's Asia Pacific Region, which included Hawaii. He also spent two years, from 1992-1994, serving as director of sales and marketing for the Hyatt Regency Kauai and the Hyatt Regency Maui.

Toner joined Marriott in 1985 as a sales manager at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. He has also held a variety of sales and marketing positions at the Boston Long Wharf Marriott, and the Orlando World Center Marriott in Florida.

Toner earned a bachelor of science degree from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Penn. In his leisure time, he enjoys triathlons (completing the 2010 Kona Ironman) and other outdoor pursuits. Paul is married -- his wife Tamara is from Kauai -- and he has 3 daughters.

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