Posted on Sep 22, 2016 by Westley Blum
Charles Young - General Manager of Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
HONOLULU - Kokua Hospitality announced that Charles Young has been selected as general manager of Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. In his new role, Young will spearhead all hotel operations, overseeing 230 upscale, oversized rooms and suites at the first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel in the state of Hawai‘i.
“I am thrilled to help introduce the Hyatt Centric brand to Waikiki and provide guests with everything they need to get out and explore this fantastic city,” said Charles Young, general manager of Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach. “The Hyatt Centric brand is experiencing very exciting growth, and I look forward to helping position the hotel for success in this great community.”
Young has more than 20 years of hospitality experience and an extensive portfolio in hospitality management. He has overseen several mid- to large-scale properties across the globe in locations such as Hawai‘i, Australia and Florida. He has also helped open a number of hotels, most notably O‘ahu’s own Vive Hotel Waikiki.
Young earned his degree in hotel and restaurant management from Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. An active community and industry leader, Young is also on the board of the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association - O‘ahu Chapter, serving as a member of the organization’s government affairs committee.
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach is expected to open this winter in the former Waikiki Trade Center, placing guests in the center of the action. The full-service, lifestyle hotel will feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering outstanding views of Waikiki, as well as on-site amenities including an outdoor pool and entertainment deck, upscale bar and restaurant, and 24/7 fitness facility. Several retailers will also join the property at the former Waikiki Trade Center, including a new 34,000-square-foot, two-level Nordstrom Rack, Starbucks, Jamba Juice and American Savings Bank.