Executive Profile
Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Name: Daryl Akioyshi
Age: 39
Position: General manager, Outrigger West Hotel
First job: Furniture warehouse, Okinawa
Favorite pastimes: Golf, motorcycles

Taking on new duties
at the Outrigger

Daryl Akiyoshi is the new manager for the 663-room Outrigger West Hotel. He replaces Cecilia Piper, who has moved to the Outrigger East Hotel as general manager.

"We're looking for more local business, a bigger share of the Japan and Korea markets and more of the Canadian business," Akiyoshi said.

He has more than 17 years of visitor industry experience, and the past two years has been general manager at the Outrigger Maile Sky Court. He joined Outrigger in 1987 as a night auditor when the company assumed management of the Waikiki Hobron Hotel. Akiyoshi also worked at the Best Western Outrigger Waikiki Tower as hotel manager, and held various positions with Aston Hotels & Resorts and the Ala Moana Americana Hotel.

Outrigger operates more than 9,000 rooms in 28 hotels and resort condominiums in Hawaii.

By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin

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