Mauna Kea Resort is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Anderson as vice president of operations.

In his new position, Anderson will oversee day-to-day operations of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, as well as its golf courses. He will also serve as an important liaison between the hotels and Mauna Kea Resort homeowners.

“An outstanding leader in Hawai‘i’s visitor industry and respected member of the community, Craig is the ideal person to take the helm of Mauna Kea Resort,” said Donn Takahashi, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii. “As we celebrate Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s 50th anniversary, Craig’s valuable experience will be critical in leading our resort forward.”

With 31 years in the hospitality industry, Anderson has spent the last 16 years leading resort teams on Kaua‘i, Maui and O‘ahu. Most recently, Anderson held the position of general manager at Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa for more than three years. He also served as general manager of The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and The Westin Princeville in Kaua‘i. Prnewsior to moving to Hawai‘i in 1999, Anderson was the director of operations for The Westin La Palmoa Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Anderson attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, where he graduated with honors, and began his hospitality career at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He is an active board member of the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, and serves as a member in the government affairs committee for the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association.