Chris Rabang has been appointed general manager of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, set to open in April 2017. Rabang will oversee resort operations, strategic planning and owner relations. He will also work alongside the resort’s Board of Directors and the leadership team at the resort’s parent company, Vistana Signature Experiences.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce Chris as general manager of the newest resort in our Hawaii villa collection,” said Angela Nolan, Hawaii area managing director, Vistana Signature Experiences. “His innovative leadership, strong resort experience and understanding of the Hawaiian culture make him the ideal choice for this position.”
Rabang most recently served as opening complex general manager for The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort and The Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows. Prior to that, he was director of room operations and six sigma at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Rabang also has served as hotel manager at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa , as well as multiple senior leadership roles at The Westin Ka`anapali Ocean Resort Villas, including hotel manager. During his time at The Westin Ka`anapali, Rabang opened the north side of the 1,021 villa resort.
Rabang was born in Oahu and raised on Maui. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University.
The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas resort is located on Maui’s North Ka`anapali Beach. For more information go to Westinnanea.com.