In the Know
Get the inside track on what to see and do straight from the experts— the concierges working in Waikiki.
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Years working in Waikiki: I’ve been working in Waikiki for a little over a year and a half.
Three words that describe Waikiki: “Full-on Fun.”
What is your favorite insider eating experience? The Original Side Street Inn serves delicious comfort food, family style. I’m a big fan of their local style pork chops, and deep fried pound cake for desert. Not the best for your waist, but it sure helps the soul.
What is your favorite thing to do in Waikiki? Paddling out to surf what was once reserved for Hawaiian Royalty. Be it surfboard, SUP or canoe; there’s no better way to enjoy yourself.
What do you love best about your job?
I’m a Scorpio raised by a Sagittarius, which makes me a consummate pleaser. The daily job of helping guests and travelers enjoy themselves is extremely satisfying. Every day is a new and exciting challenge.
Any fun concierge stories that you want to share?
I like to keep my secrets close. I’ll never tell!
In the Know features members of The Concierge Association of Hawaii, which provides educational and professional growth among its members and those aspiring to pursue a future in the concierge profession. The Concierge Association of Hawaii has developed a professional network among hotel concierges, the surrounding communities and local businesses to improve the Hawai’i guest experience and stimulate a consistent level of service excellence.
PHOTOS: HAWAI’I TOURISM AUTHORITY (HTA)/TOR JOHNSON