Monday, December 14, 1998Name: Harold Rapoza Sr.
Position: Asst. V.P., operations, Aston Hotels & Resorts
First job: Delivery for poultry farm, Hilo
Favorite pastimes: Tennis, beach
Harold Rapoza Sr. will support the Waikiki properties of Aston Hotels & Resorts and also work on special projects. Among those are consolidation of the Waikiki condominium reservations departments and developing operating standards for the company.
Lending his experience
to Aston Hotels
"We have five Waikiki condominiums and we're looking at taking the reservations departments and consolidating them into one office," Rapoza said. "This will enable us to improve service to travel agents by expanding the hours."
Instead of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the new hours should be 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Rapoza said.
He joined Aston as area vice president and general manager of the Waikiki Sunset in July 1997. Rapoza also worked as operations director for The Castle Group Inc. and in owner services and operations positions for Colony Hotels & Resorts. Rapoza has more than 30 years in the tourism industry.
By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin