HLTA Kauai Chapter holds 22nd annual ‘Malama Awards’

  • Photo courtesy Megan Kakimoto/Becker Communications, Inc.

    The Malama Awards were presented to, from left, April Arashiro, Front Office/Reservations Person of the Year; Nicole Stulpe, Front Office/Reservations Person of the Year; Sylvia Lagazo, Housekeeper of the Year; and Abraham Balmores, Engineering/Maintenance Person of the Year. —

KAPAA — Four Castle Resorts & Hotels employees were recently recognized at the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association Kauai Chapter’s 22nd Annual Malama Awards.

The Malama Awards recognize outstanding employees in Kauai’s hospitality industry who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide guests with exceptional lodging experiences.

The honorees included:

• April Arashiro, Kaha Lani Resort – Front Office/Reservations Person of the Year

• Nicole Stulpe, Poipu Shores – Front Office/Reservations Person of the Year

• Sylvia Lagazo, Poipu Shores – Housekeeper of the Year

• Abraham Balmores, Kiahuna Plantation & The Beach Bungalows – Engineering/Maintenance Person of the Year

“We’re so proud of our Castle team members,” said Alan Mattson, president & CEO of Castle Hospitality Group. “These awards speak to the passionate, friendly and hardworking individuals who make up the Castle Resorts & Hotels ohana and consistently deliver exceptional customer service and memorable experiences for our guests.”

Castle Resorts & Hotels was founded in 1993 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Castle Group, Inc. Headquartered in Honolulu, Castle manages properties on the Hawaiian Islands on Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Kauai and Hawaii, and in New Zealand.


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