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George Szigeti

The new Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association president brings a fresh view to a mature industry

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 07, 2012

~~<p>What George Szigeti brings to his new job as president and chief executive of the Hawaii Lodging &amp; Tourism Association is not so much experience on the room side of the room-and-board equation but a great deal on the food-and-beverage end.</p>
<p>Even before relocating to Hawaii 32 years ago, he was well-established in his career at E&amp;J Gallo. His years at the helm of Best Brands Ltd., food and wine supplier to many hotel functions, introduced him to tourism industry leaders and some familiarity with the hotel business.</p>
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What George Szigeti brings to his new job as president and chief executive of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association is not so much experience on the room side of the room-and-board equation but a great deal on the food-and-beverage end.

Even before relocating to Hawaii 32 years ago, he was well-established in his career at E&J Gallo. His years at the helm of Best Brands Ltd., food and wine supplier to many hotel functions, introduced him to tourism industry leaders and some familiarity with the hotel business. Login for more...



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