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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort appointments

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Spa has named Michael Stephens, general manager and Anita Rahman, director of sales and marketing, respectively. Andaz Maui at Wailea is set to be the brand’s first Andaz resort with its debut scheduled in spring 2013. Stephens’ 26-year career with Hyatt started in 1986 as an assistant restaurant manager at Hyatt Regency Miami. He later went on to hold various operations positions throughout the country including sales manager at Hyatt Regency O’Hare and later executive assistant manager positions at the former Hyatt Regency Wilshire (Los Angeles), Hyatt Regency Alicante (Orange County, CA), Hyatt Regency Newport Beach and Hyatt Regency San Antonio. In 2002, Stephens was named general manager, Hyatt Regency Lexington (Kentucky) and in 2004, moved to Grand Hyatt DFW as General Manager. Prior to his new assignment in Maui, Stephens was the general manager of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rahman started her career with Hyatt in 2000, as a catering and conference service manager at Park Hyatt San Francisco. In 2005, Rahman moved to the sales operation where she was a sales manager at both Park Hyatt San Francisco and later Grand Hyatt Seattle. In 2008, Rahman was promoted to associate director of sales for Grand Hyatt Seattle and the LEED certified Hyatt at Olive 8, guiding the Olive 8 property through its pre-opening and first year of operation. In 2010, Rahman was named director of sales and catering at Andaz San Diego, a role she held for two years and where she led her department to receive Hyatt’s 2011 Catering and Conference Service Team of the Year award.

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