Mauna Lani welcomes David Stepetic as resort manager

Mauna Lani welcomes David Stepetic as resort manager

Mauna LaniThe Island of Hawai’i’s Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection announces David Stepetic as Resort Manager. In his new role, David will foster talent and teamwork while cultivating relationships with guests, colleagues and key stakeholders. Reporting directly to Sanjiv Hulugalle, Regional Vice President & General Manager of Mauna Lani, David facilitates day-to-day operations at the 334-room resort nestled along the picturesque Kohala Coast.

Prior to joining Mauna Lani, David applied his knowledge and talent as the General Manager at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. With demonstrated mastery in operations and guest relations at luxury private island resorts – including a 19-year stint at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as the Director of Food and Beverage – David possesses expertise learned through past experiences while entering Mauna Lani with a fresh lens.

“It’s an honor to join such an iconic resort and I look forward to collaborating with all operating departments to promote cohesion and further refine Mauna Lani’s experience for guests,” shared David Stepetic, Resort Manager at Mauna Lani. 

“We are delighted to welcome David to our growing team of talent,” said Sanjiv Hulugalle, Regional Vice President & General Manager of Mauna Lani. “We admire his humble and approachable demeanor as well as his strong experiential approach to business. It is an honor to accept him as an integral business partner with a senior role in bolstering Mauna Lani as the most loved resort.”

Originally from New Mexico, David has resided in six countries and now looks forward to calling the

Kohala coast home and immersing his own family in the local culture.

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Situated along the sun-drenched Kohala Coast on sacred land marked by royal fishponds, natural lava plains, lush tropical gardens and alluring beaches, Mauna Lani– meaning “mountain reaching heaven”– is an inspiring spiritual haven defining a new era…

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