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Peterson Brings Extensive Hospitality Experience to His New Role with Maui’s
Luxury Oceanfront Resort

KAPALUA, MAUI, HI – February 28, 2017The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin J. Peterson as Hotel Manager of this luxury Hawaiian resort located on Maui’s pristine North Shore. Peterson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the hospitality industry, most recently working with the notable Hilton San Diego Bayfront Resort. Peterson will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the resort, including the six exquisite dining options, authentic Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua  and world-renowned Jean-Michael Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program.

An industry veteran and hotel connoisseur since childhood, Peterson grew up working for his family’s river rafting company based out of Vail, Colorado. After graduating from The University of California, Irvine, Peterson moved to the Aloha state, where he worked with the Grand Wailea Resort as Director of Food and Beverage for over seven years. He has also held positions with Hilton Anaheim & Towers, Sandy Lane Hotel and Spa, and Pebble Beach Company at The Inn and Links at Spanish Bay.

With a background in food and beverage and roots in the local Hawaiian culture, Peterson brings a vibrant energy and fresh perspective to his new role as Hotel Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

“We’re excited to welcome Kevin Peterson to our talented team here at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua,” says General Manager Mike Kass. “His expert hospitality experience and understanding of our local Hawaiian culture makes him an ideal asset and we look forward to welcoming him to the family.”

Peterson’s passion for nature and being involved with the local community is apparent not only by his roles on local boards and committees, but his time spent enjoying outdoor activities with his wife, Trina, and Maui-born daughter, Keely. They enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with their lovely black and white Pomeranian, Panda.

For more information or reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, please call (800) 262-8440, the hotel directly at (808) 669-6200 or visit The Ritz-Carlton Web site at