Hilton Waikoloa Village Appoints Hans Lentz As New Executive Chef

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May 01, 2015

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Hilton Waikoloa Village is proud to announce the appointment of Hans Lentz as the new executive chef of the 1,241-room resort. As a seasoned chef with over 25 years of global culinary management experience, Lentz will oversee all culinary programs, including 14 dining outlets, lounges and banquet operations. Chef Lentz will also oversee the resort's notable restaurant, KPC - Kamuela Provision Company, a winner of Open Table's Diners' Choice award offering locally sourced prime steaks, seafood, and Hawaii Island's most spectacular sunsets.

Prior to joining Hilton Waikoloa Village, Lentz was the executive chef at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel overseeing four restaurants, managing high profile conventions and exceeding corporate goals. Prior to arriving in Hawaii, Lentz was executive chef for a number of hospitality companies including Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi in Nairobi, Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Ethiopia, McCormick Place Chicago convention center and Intercontinental Miami, among others.

 "With Chef Hans' experience overseeing multiple dining outlets while implementing improvements in cuisine, our team is delighted to welcome him to our Hilton 'ohana," said General Manager Debi Bishop. "His global culinary management at some of the world's top hotels will help us take the resort to even greater heights."

Hilton Waikoloa Village offers an array of cuisine options, from fine dining at Kamuela Provision Company and casual poolside lunch at Lagoon Grill, to Big Island Breakfast at Water's Edge and authentic Hawaiian cuisine at the Legends of Hawaii Luau.

For more information about Hilton Waikoloa Village, visit www.waikoloavillage.hilton.com or call +1 808 886 1234. To download images visit news.hilton.com/waikoloavillage.

About Hilton Waikoloa Village
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a 62-acre Pacific playground and alluring destination unto itself. The resort offers island hospitality with 1,241 beautifully appointed guest rooms and beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. Amenities include three swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; the Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; the Club Keiki children's program; Legends of Hawaii Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and an expansive tennis complex. Hilton Waikoloa Village and Waikoloa Beach Resort are gateways to cultural immersion, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive cultural entertainment as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours. Adventures within Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops.


Daniella Valencia
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