SINGAPORE, 20 July 2022: Sean Dee, Outrigger Hospitality Group’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, has been named Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Marketing Professional of the Year for 2022.

The award honours the best of marketing in the hospitality industry during HSMAI’s Marketing Strategy Conference in Florida this summer – where senior leaders in hotel marketing connect to discuss the most important strategic issues facing the industry.

John Washko, HSMAI chair; Sean Dee, Outrigger Hospitality Group EVP and chief commercial officer; and John Jimenez, HSMAI Marketing Advisory Board.

The recognition is indicative of Dee’s efforts to further position Outrigger Hospitality Group as the premier beach resort company in the world.

Dee is responsible for developing and deploying the marketing, brand, revenue management and sales strategies for Outrigger’s global portfolio of 33 premier resorts and accommodation choices in Thailand, Mauritius, the Maldives, Fiji and Hawaii.

He currently serves as board chair for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and board vice president for the Henry Kapono Foundation.


For nearly 75 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of discovery – expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations including Fiji, Mauritius, Thailand and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality company invites guests to ‘Escape Ordinary’ with authentic Signature Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program. Outrigger’s multi-branded portfolio includes Outrigger® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by Outrigger®, Hawaii Vacation Condos by Outrigger®, Kapalua Villas Maui and Honua Kai Resort & Spa Maui while also managing select properties from top international hotel brands including Embassy Suites by Hilton®, Best Western® and Hilton Grand Vacations®. Find out more at or visit @OutriggerResorts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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