Benchmark Hospitality International Appoints Blaksteen

Blaksteen is the new director of food and beverage for Makena Beach & Golf Resort on Maui

By: By Janeen Christoff

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Benchmark Hospitality International has named Michael Blaksteen director of food and beverage for Makena Beach & Golf Resort, located on the southern shore of Maui.

"I am pleased to welcome Michael to Makena Beach & Golf Resort,” said Mr. Lewis. “He brings an international perspective to the property, as well as solid experience within the Hawaii market.”

A native of Denmark, Blaksteen comes to the Makena Beach & Golf Resort with 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Most recently, he served as assistant food and beverage director for the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Big Island and was responsible for a food and beverage program generating $40 million in annual revenue with 13 full-service outlets. He originally joined the Big Island property as the banquet beverage manager.