HONOLULU, HI—Outrigger Hotels and Resorts’ W. David P. Carey III, who has led the company for more than 30 years, will transition into a lead role on the Outrigger advisory board and focus on development, community relations and strategic growth. KSL Resorts co-founder and CEO Scott Dalecio will take over day-to-day oversight as Outrigger plans for future enhancements.
Additional appointments include the promotion of Outrigger veteran John Neeley, VP of information technology, who has worked with Outrigger for 24 years, and David Nadeau as incoming CFO. Neeley and Nadeau will play integral roles in alignment of technology and innovation with Outrigger’s current assets and expansion plans, according to the company.
“Outrigger is poised to enter its next phase of reinvestment and growth because of the solid foundation built by David Carey and his team; we’re grateful that he will continue to contribute his knowledge and expertise as a member of our board,” said Dalecio. “From Waikiki to the Maldives, we are excited to invest in the future of Outrigger; by infusing additional support and resources at our properties, hosts will have the tools to perform at the highest level and further elevate the Outrigger guest experience.”
The company expects to reinvest upwards of $100 million over the next few years to improve its hotels and resorts. It will also add both resources and expertise for business development and project management. Along with the planned capital improvements, major technology upgrades and a renewed focus on host training and support are also planned.
Dalecio has worked in the hospitality industry, including Hawaii, for over three decades.
Outrigger will retain its headquarters in Waikiki here.