Jim Pedone appointed GM and Hannah Taito as Resort Manager at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i

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The Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort Līhu‘e. Photo Courtesy: Sonesta

The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort Līhu‘e has promoted Jim Pedone to General Manager.

Formerly serving as the Director of Sales and Marketing, Pedone brings a wealth of experience in luxury hotels and a commitment to excellence that will help build the Sonesta brand in Hawai‘i.

With a career spanning more than 30 years in the hospitality industry, Pedone’s strategic vision and leadership acumen have significantly contributed to the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i’s growth and success since he joined the property in 2021. His deep understanding of the Hawai‘i market and dedication to delivering unparalleled guest experiences make him the ideal candidate to steer the hotel to new heights.


The Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i is also pleased to introduce Hannah Taito as the new Resort Manager. Taito, previously the Director of Rooms, brings a blend of expertise in operations and a keen insight into guest service. Her exceptional track record in optimizing room revenues and fostering guest satisfaction is poised to bolster the hotel’s market position.

“We are thrilled to announce Jim Pedone’s elevation to General Manager and welcome Hannah Taito to her new position as Resort Manager,” said Jim Morrissey, Regional Vice President at Sonesta Hotels. “Their proven abilities and dedication align seamlessly with our commitment to delivering unparalleled guest experiences and will help us position Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i as a leading destination in the Hawaiian Islands.”


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