Vistana Signature Experiences, formerly Starwood Vacation Ownership and now an operating business of Interval Leisure Group℠, announced that Ryan Nobriga has been appointed to general manager of The West in Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas.
“Ryan is an inspiring story of an individual whose passion, drive and perseverance have paved the way for his success,” said Angela Nolan, area managing director, Hawai‘i, Vistana Signature Experiences. “His proven leadership and commitment to making The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas a home away from home for our owners and guests make him well-suited for this position.”
Nobriga joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts in November 1997 as a security officer at The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. His talents and skillset were quickly recognized by the resort’s leaders and he was promoted within one year to guest service manager, later taking on the role of beverage manager.
In 2002, Nobriga briefly left the hospitality industry and worked for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for six months. He soon realized that his passion was in the hotel business and he returned to The Sheraton Maui. He rose steadily by obtaining leadership positions in Food and Beverage, Front Office and Property Operations, where he was awarded numerous distinctions including Best in Class associate engagement results and Manager of the Year.
In October 2011, Nobriga joined The Westin Kā‘anapali Leadership Team as hotel manager. During his tenure, he has been instrumental in leading the team to industry- setting guest experience index scores and multiple commendations for excellence in sustainability.
Nobriga is native to Hawai‘i, born and raised on O‘ahu. He attended Menlo College in California for two years and returned to O‘ahu to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
About The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Located on 26 oceanfront acres of North Kā‘anapali Beach, The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas provide spacious villa accommodations with Westin amenities such as the Heavenly Bed, whirlpool tubs, fully equipped kitchens and washers/dryers. The resort
also offers convenient outdoor grilling areas, general stores with a deli, excellent restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, Westin Family Kids Club, full-service Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin and golf and resort activities for all ages. Other fun pursuits such as whale watching (November to April), catamaran sailing adventures, hiking, horseback riding and championship golfing are easily accessible. The resort also offers a multitude of watersport activities, as well as complimentary shuttle services to Lāhainā town. Visit westinkaanapali.com.
About VistanaTM Signature Experiences, Inc.
VistanaTM Signature Experiences, Inc. (Vistana) is a leading developer, owner and operator of 22 high-end vacation ownership resort properties. Founded in 1980, Vistana is the exclusive licensee of the Westin® and Sheraton® brands in vacation ownership and uses related trademarks under license from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Vistana offers its more than 220,000 owners Gold status in the industry-leading Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) program and drives value for guests by delivering exceptional levels of service and programming that are unique to the brands and distinct in the market. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Vistana is an operating business of Interval Leisure GroupSM, Inc. (NASDAQ: IILG), a leading provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences. For more information, please visit: vistana.com.