Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Kansas Henderson to hotel manager.

“Kansas brings an impressive wealth of experience to this position and we are excited to welcome him to the team,” said Craig Anderson, general manager of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. “Having a strong leader like Kansas is crucial in our effort to elevate the Mauna Kea brand and further improve guest experiences.”

Henderson most recently served as assistant director of rooms at Four Seasons Resort Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu on Hawai‘i Island. Prior to that, he helped open Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto in 2005 and held a number of positions, including guest relations manager, director of housekeeping and assistant director of rooms, as a member of the opening team. Henderson first began his hospitality career at Pacific Hotel Management, overseeing the front office operations for Westin and Sheraton hotel properties in Palo Alto, CA.

Henderson attended Dartmouth College and earned a B.S. in environmental studies and tourism. In 2014, Henderson moved to Hawai‘i Island with his wife and daughter. They recently welcomed a new son to the family and are expecting their third child in February.