SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2014 – AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces today the official opening of the AlliedPRA Hawai’i office located on the Island of O’ahu, as shared by Denise Dornfeld, President of AlliedPRA North America. Heading up the independently owned and operated franchise are Co-Principal Owners, Liz Keyser and Ferris Suer, who also own and operate the award-winning DMC, AlliedPRA Northern California. The Hawai’i office will open under the management of Alaina Hee, serving as General Manager, and Richard McCann as the National Sales Manager for the Hawai’i location.
Hee began her career with AlliedPRA in 2011 and quickly became a crucial part of the organization. She handles high-profile clients with professionalism and the utmost confidence. In her role as General Manager, she will oversee all daily operations of the new location, focusing on business and partner development. McCann comes to AlliedPRA from Summit Performance Group, where he was responsible for all aspects of full-service event planning, destination management and incentive travel, including sales, business development, vendor sourcing, management and more. His career spans more than 30 years in the hospitality sector.
“We have our senior team in place and all systems up and running to conduct outstanding DMC services in this amazing island paradise,” shared Keyser. “Hawai’i offers the ideal resort location for incentive travel and corporate meetings with its first-class accommodation, breathtaking beauty, perfect year-round weather and modern meeting facilities. We are excited to bring our award-winning services to Hawai’i and look forward to hosting our most valued clients in this idyllic setting.”
The islands offer amenities to meet every budget requirement with outstanding hotels and resorts. With over 70,000 hotel rooms spread throughout Hawai’i’s six islands, there is a wide array from which travelers can choose. Just a short distance from the Hawai’i Convention Center, there are over 25,000 rooms with easy access to O’ahu’s most popular destinations, including the famous Waikiki Beach. Hawai’i appeals to business travelers worldwide, offering an enticing destination location ideal for conducting business effortlessly with Asia-Pacific and no language or currency barriers for US travelers. It is also an attractive destination for Australia and New Zealand visitors.
As shared by Keyser in a previous announcement; “Hawai’i is a perfect meeting experience with a unique tapestry of cultures. Hawai’i is also known as the crossroads of the Pacific, poised between the largest economies of East and West. The destination is favorable to international conferences and provides a natural draw to increase attendance. But, what makes the destination outshine other locations is the ‘Aloha’ spirit, which welcomes and invites attendees to embrace the local flavor and abundance of exciting destination activities.”
“We are so pleased to officially open the doors for AlliedPRA Hawai’i, knowing this destination is the next phase in continuing our global growth strategy to meet our clients evolving needs for incentive and corporate travel,” commented Denise Dornfeld. “The team Liz and Ferris have put in place are industry leaders, offering only the best in destination services. They both have proven their success and leadership standing in our company and the industry as a whole. The AlliedPRA Hawai’i team has a wealth of experience in delivering destination management services with the backing of the experienced Northern California team. We look forward to impressing our valued clients with our newest destination offering.”
Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a reach across three continents, 7 countries and over 100 destinations, serving the most respected companies in every major industry sector. AlliedPRA offers clients the same unsurpassed quality from one AlliedPRA office and destination to the next. AlliedPRA offices provide the full spectrum of destination management services ranging from unique special events to complex transportation solutions, team building programs, sightseeing tours, meetings, incentives, conventions, and events. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please email the AlliedPRA Hawai’i team: Hawaii@alliedpra.com, contact the office at +1 808.593.2900 or visit www.AlliedPRA.com.
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AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA’s Middle Eastern destination is located in Dubai. AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and franchise operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas|Fort Worth, Hawai’i, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and South Florida.