HONOLULU, HI–Aqua-Aston Hospitality, an operating business of Marriott Vacations Worldwide (Nasdaq: MVW), announced today the promotion of Rhonda Khabir as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Khabir’s responsibilities include business and market expansion, strategic direction for promotion and advertising, sales success, customer satisfaction, and leadership of the sales and marketing department. She reports to Denis Ebrill, Managing Director.
Khabir joined Aqua-Aston in 2018 as the company’s Vice President of Sales, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry that spans sales, marketing, and operations. Since joining Aqua-Aston, Khabir has demonstrated her in-depth industry expertise, developed a strong cross-functional understanding of the organization’s rich culture, and supported the company’s diverse lines of business. Prior to joining Aqua-Aston, Khabir spent nine years at Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. where she worked in progressive leadership roles from General Manager to Corporate Director of Sales & Strategic Alliances with direct oversight of 18 resorts across North America. Concurrently, she served as President of the company’s charity arm, Great Wolf Resorts Scholarships, Inc. Khabir’s many professional accolades include recognition as Sales Leader of the Year and a SMART Meetings Power Player. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Oahu Visitors Bureau.
“Rhonda’s extensive marketing, sales, and operational experience will be an accelerator for Aqua-Aston as we continue to expand our footprint in Hawaii and beyond,” said Denis Ebrill, Managing Director, Aqua-Aston. “Her established sales and marketing leadership and strong relationships within our organization and our industry make her uniquely suited to lead our continued evolution as a digital market leader, unlock greater synergy between our sales and marketing disciplines, and execute on our enterprise and third-party management growth strategy.”