Mr. Tanaka is the President/Owner of Aloha Hospitality Consulting LLC, and Managing Partner of American Pacific Hotels LLC.
Over the last 40 years Mr. Tanaka has been involved with the development, conversion, sales and management of over 45 projects and management companies. In 2001 he formed Aloha Hospitality Consulting, whose clients include the MGM Grand Residences and The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach and Aqua Hotels and Resorts. In 2006 he partnered with a local developer to acquire and convert The Regency on Beachwalk, an upscale, boutique condo hotel. In 2006 he acquired the Island Colony Hotel rental program and implemented a renovation and reposition plan that resulted in a 62% increase in room rates.
From 1990 to 2000 Mr. Tanaka was a founding executive of Marc Hotels & Resorts where he served as general manager of various hotels, and then as senior vice president of operations and development. For five years Mr. Tanaka Chaired the Oahu Chapter of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, and was an executive committee board member of Hawaii American Resort Development Association (ARDA). He is a recognized authority in condominium hotels having participated as an expert panelist and speaker at several condominium hotel symposiums in Hawaii and on the mainland.