Turtle Bay Resort has promoted Joey Woofter to the position of Resort Manager for the iconic and newly reimagined property situated on Oahu’s legendary North Shore. The resort is also pleased to announce that Eric Hanano has been appointed to the role of Food & Beverage Director.


Joey Woofter, Resort Manager

With more than 15 years of experience, Joey Woofter will oversee the day-to-day operations of the resort’s 408 guestrooms and suites and 42 brand new Ocean Bungalows. Prior to his tenure at Turtle Bay, Woofter served as director of rooms for the Omni Dallas and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. Before this, Woofter led the charge in management positions in different departments with Hyatt Hotels to learn and understand the inner workings in each distinct area during his time in their Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Lake Tahoe locations. A creative and seasoned hospitality professional, Woofter is thrilled to bring his experience to his new role at Turtle Bay during this very exciting time. Woofter previously held the position of Director of Rooms at the resort and first fell in love with all the North Shore offers while he was a student at Hawaii Pacific University.


Eric Hanano, Director of Food & Beverage

Born and raised on the Big Island, Eric Hanano is thrilled to join the team at Turtle Bay as Director of Food & Beverage, overseeing all aspects of the resort’s culinary and bar operations. Hanano has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including Manager of the Year at both Mauna Kea Resort and Young’s Market Company. Hanano prides himself on his management style and relationships with his colleagues that optimize productivity while maintaining a rewarding and collaborative work environment. He is very much looking forward to being a part of this reimagined iconic resort and helping to create guest memories to last a lifetime through the high-level customer service provided.


About Turtle Bay Resort

Located on Oahu’s North Shore known for legendary surf, Turtle Bay Resort encompasses nearly 1,300 acres with five miles of unspoiled coastline and seven beaches. The resort showcases 408 ocean-view guest rooms and suites, plus 42 oceanfront Ocean Bungalows, as well as an innovative concierge experience center and cultural gallery, a variety of restaurants and bars, an 11,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, elevated beach experiences and four swimming pools. This expansive beach resort features dynamic ocean, land and aerial adventures through its on-property helicopter pad, horse stables, tennis and pickleball courts, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 12 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, wellness classes and surf school. For more information, visit turtlebayresort.com. Follow us on Instagram at instagram.com/turtlebayresort and Facebook at facebook.com/turtlebayresort.


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