The Woodlands (Houston), Texas – Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Danna Holck as general manager for Turtle Bay Resort, the landmark property located on Oahu’s legendary North Shore. Greg Champion, Benchmark’s chief operating officer, made the announcement.
“It is with the greatest pleasure that I welcome Danna back to Hawaii, to Turtle Bay Resort and to the Benchmark Hospitality family,” said Mr. Champion. “Born and raised on Oahu, she has excelled in senior leadership positions at hotels and resorts across the country. We’re glad she’s come home.”
“We’re thrilled Danna is joining Turtle Bay Resort,” said Drew Stotesbury, of Replay Resorts, Inc., the owners’ representative for Turtle Bay Resort. “We are committed to creating jobs for Hawaiians, and bringing back a highly-respected hospitality professional after two decades away from her native Hawaii is an important part of this goal. We welcome her back to Oahu!”
A native of Hawaii, Danna Holck returns to Oahu after two decades on the mainland and in Puerto Rico, serving most recently as general manager for Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Rio Grande. Ms. Holck has held numerous general manager and executive-level positions at major brand properties in resort destinations throughout the United States. She began her career in hospitality sales and marketing at hotels in California, Hawaii and Florida.
“This is a full-circle career trajectory for me,” said Ms. Holck, referring to her return home to Hawaii. “I’m looking forward to working with my team at Turtle Bay Resort and to reconnecting with my kama’aina friends of many, many, years. It’s good to be home!”
Danna Holck, who is of Hawaiian, Japanese and Norwegian descent, was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, on Oahu. Ms. Holck grew up in a military family — her father was a soldier with the U.S. military’s most highly decorated unit, the 442nd Infantry. She embraced the traditional values of her native Hawaii, including dancing the hula from age 5 and dreaming of becoming a professional hula dancer. Ms. Holck, who is trained in judo and jujitsu, attended the University of Hawaii, School of Travel Industry Management. She is relocating to Kahuku.
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, the 840-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Worldwide property – a collection of the world’s finest independent luxury hotels.
Famous for world-class surfing, pristine white sand beaches, and its charming country setting, the North Shore also offers colorful cultural attractions, innovative ecological endeavors, and environmental adventures.