BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, Names Jerry Gibson Vice President and Managing Director for Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has appointed Jerry Gibson vice president and managing director for Turtle Bay Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Greg Champion, president, made the announcement.
“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Jerry to Benchmark and to Turtle Bay Resort,” said Mr. Champion. “I can’t think of anyone more qualified to lead this magnificent property to even greater levels of success, and to continue the resort’s active involvement with Oahu’s North Shore community. He is a terrific addition to Turtle Bay Resort’s senior management team and to Benchmark.”
Jerry Gibson brings 38 years of exemplary hospitality leadership experience to his new position with Turtle Bay Resort, including 25 invested in the Hawaii market. He most recently was the highly successful area vice president for Hilton Hawaii, overseeing the operations of Hilton-managed properties throughout the Hawaiian Islands, including two of Hilton’s largest campuses, Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hilton Waikoloa Village. On the mainland, Gibson was also responsible for properties in the Northwest, Arizona and Las Vegas.
Mr. Gibson’s hospitality experience spans the Continental United States, offshore, and also includes positions in Europe. He has served in leadership roles in operations and food & beverage with leading brands such as Hyatt and Marriott, in addition to his tenure with Hilton. Upon returning to Hawaii in 2008, Gibson immersed himself within the community, serving on boards for the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association where he was elected president, the Hawaii Hotel Owners Roundtable, the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, Honolulu Festival Foundation, Japanese-American Society of Hawaii, Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association, among others. He is the recipient of the Pineapple Award that honors the Best of the Best in Hawaii’s Tourism and Hospitality, and will be honored this April by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management’s Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism event.
Jerry Gibson is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he earned his degree in Business Administration. He resides in Honolulu with his wife, Sandra.
About Turtle Bay Resort
Located on Oahu’s breathtaking North Shore known for legendary surf, the 850-acre Turtle Bay Resort offers 30 percent more space for adventure than all of Waikiki. Following the recent completion of a $52 million multi-phased renovation, the resort now showcases 410 refreshed, all ocean-view guest rooms and suites plus 42 newly-designed oceanfront beach cottages, as well as an upgraded lobby and cultural gallery, seven restaurants and bars, an 11,000-square-foot spa and expanded fitness center with new wellness programming, an elevated beach experience and two swimming pools. This expansive beach resort features dynamic ocean and land adventures through its on-property helicopter pad, horse stables, tennis courts, two golf courses, 12 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, daily fitness and wellness classes, off-road Segway tours, surf school, water adventures including eco-kayaking, and much more . For more information, please visit www.turtlebayresort.com.
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