controller safety director among Outrigger appointments

Outrigger Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of a handful of new managers and executives across departments.

Mike Palazzotto has been named corporate director of safety and security. Palazzotto will oversee the implementation of safety and security programs globally for Outrigger’s 37 properties across six countries, ensuring the safety of guests, hosts and property. Prior to joining Outrigger, Palazzotto served as director of security at the Grand Wailea on Maui since 2005.

Matthew Mariconda has been promoted to controller for both the Ohana Waikiki Malia by Outrigger and Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk. Mariconda, who joined Outrigger in 2018 as senior financial analyst, will oversee the accounting office for both properties and serve as part of the hotel executive management team.

Marcus Ito is the new director of sales and marketing at the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger, supervising sales and promotional activities across wholesale, leisure, corporate, OTAs and government markets, sports, education and the meetings and incentive group markets. Before joining Outrigger, Ito was with G.Lion Hawaii as director of sales and marketing.

Finally, Taro Sawabe, who previously served as operations manager at Kahala Resort, has been named assistant director-market development with a focus on Asia and Japan.

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