Prince Resorts Hawaii. And Beyond.

Prince Resorts Hawaii operates three luxury oceanfront hotels and golf courses in Hawaii, including the Prince Waikiki on the island of Oahu.

On Hawaii Island, the company operates The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, both part of Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii.

Prince golf courses include the 18-hole Mauna Kea Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones and recently redesigned by his son, Rees Jones. Also on Hawaii Island is the 18-hole, Arnold Palmer-Ed Seay designed Hapuna Golf Course. Both golf courses are part of Mauna Kea Resort. On Oahu, Prince operates the 27-hole Hawaii Prince Golf Club, also designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

Prince Hotels Worldwide

Prince Resorts Hawaii Inc. is a subsidiary of Japan's Seibu Holdings Inc. and part of that company's international family of Prince Hotels.

In addition to its hospitality operations in Hawaii, Prince Hotels operates 43 hotels and other lodging facilities in Japan, China, and Taiwan. Prince also operates 28 golf courses, nine ski slopes, hot springs, tennis courts, movie theatres, aquariums, and other venues.

Staywell Holdings Pty Limited

Prince Hotels is the parent company of Staywell Holdings, one of the largest hotel management groups in the Asia-Pacific region. Together, Prince and Staywell offer a diverse portfolio of properties across a combined worldwide network of 72 hotels.

Prince and StayWell have a strategic goal to open 250 hotels in the months and years ahead. The expansion of both company brands will occur across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Prince Hotels operates a combined network of 50 hotels, 31 golf courses and 9 ski resorts. StayWell has an existing network of 22 hotels and a further 14 hotels that are scheduled to open over the next few years. In addition, StayWell has two key strategic partners, Manhattan Hotel Group in China (19 hotels) and Cristal Group in the Middle East (11 hotels).

Seibu Holdings Inc.

Seibu Holdings Inc. owns Japan's Seibu Railway, a major passenger railway company founded in 1912, which is the parent of Prince Resorts Hawaii. Currently, Seibu Holdings Inc. owns more than 53 companies, collectively known as the Seibu Group.

Management Team

Kisan Jo

Kisan Jo is president of Prince Resorts Hawaii, a position he has held since April 2018. Jo oversees three hotels and resorts, and three golf courses in the Prince Hawaii portfolio. He also has responsibility for Mauna Kea Resort Services, South Kohala Water Company, and subsidiary companies.

Jo began his career in Seoul, South Korea at Deloitte, an international public accounting firm. Later, he transferred to Deloitte's Honolulu office, bringing more than 15 years of experience in finance, strategy and hospitality to that position.

During his eight years at Prince Resorts Hawaii, Jo was responsible for the development of financial management strategies and oversaw the finance and operations teams.

Jo played a significant role in the company's financial improvement and standing, leading the effort for consolidation, improved efficiencies, SOX compliance and innovative system upgrades. He also managed hotel capital improvements and renovation projects totaling over $100 million, including Prince Waikiki's multi-million dollar renovation and the debut of The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort's multi-million-dollar transformation.

Today, Jo is focused on positioning Prince Resorts Hawaii as a hub for the international growth of Seibu Holdings. He is committed to ensure that as Prince grows it retains its legacy of caring for its people like family by creating an environment that enables employees to share their passion for their career while assisting them with programs that support them both on and off the job.

Shigeki Yamane
Vice President

Craig Anderson
Vice President Operations
Mauna Kea Resort

Anisah Ahakuelo
Corporate Director of Human Resources

Ryan Doi
Corporate Director of Information Systems

Corporate Overview


Together we share the journey of a lifetime.
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We are reimagining hospitality and energizing relationships with employees, partners, and guests. We go beyond the expected.

Brand Pillars

Our brand pillars are the guiding principles that articulate what we stand for as a company. In addition to being the primary driving force behind our business behaviors and decisions, they define what is important to us and influence the choices we make.

Genuine Care - Ours is an authentic desire to serve, share, and live aloha
Respect Everyone - We embrace and value the differences of others
Unconditional Ownership - We take ownership of situations with confidence and flexibility
Passion to Excel - Ours is an uncompromising commitment to deliver experiences that go beyond the expected
For our employees, we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable workplace with a focus on employee wellbeing, training, development, and incentives that encourage us all to continue to share the journey.
For our guests, we are committed to provide extraordinary guest services along with a premium product and amenities that ensure the best guest experience and engender loyalty.
For our communities, we demonstrate responsibility for the communities in which we reside, sharing and giving back to for the benefit of all.
For our shareholders, we aim to deliver a fair return on investment, fulfilling the trust that has been given to us to achieve success in all areas.