POIPU — Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa recently welcomed Dan King as new general manager.
King assumed the role of Keith Butz, who led the resort for the past three years. Butz, and wife Amanda, are moving to Miami where he will be the general manager for The Confidante, part of Hyatt’s new Unbound Collection of boutique hotels.
King is a 35-year Hyatt veteran who led teams in Michigan, Florida and most recently Texas where he was general manager for the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa. King was recognized in 2016 with Hyatt’s prestigious Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership.
A warm Hawaiian welcome was given to King with the blowing of a conch shell followed by a chant. Colleagues of the resort greeted him with aloha and showered him with lei.
“I am honored and excited to join the team at Grand Hyatt Kauai, it is one of Hyatt’s premier resorts. My wife, Deneen, and I look forward to settling into the community and enjoying Kauai,” King said. They have two grown daughters living on the mainland. The couple brought their Yorkshire Terrier and cat nearly twice the size of the dog.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa offers 604 guest rooms, each with its own lanai and classic Hawaiian decor. Set on 50 oceanfront acres, the resort features lush gardens with manicured lawns, five restaurants and lounges, river pool, waterfalls, 150-foot water slide, saltwater lagoon, and tennis courts.