Business Report 3/1/16: Forbes hotels, Jun Fukada, Hawaiian Telcom

Business Report 3/1/16

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The new Forbes Travel Guide gives some states only a couple four-star hotels. It gives five stars to the Four Seasons Wailea, Montage Kapalua Bay, Trump Waikiki, and the Big Island's Hualalai resort - four stars to Halekulani, the Kahala, and the Modern, Princeville and the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

Jun Fukada leaves Hawaii this month. The GM of the Grand Hyatt Kauai is taking a management post in New York with the same Japanese contracting firm that operates the Koloa hotel.

Hawaiian Telcom names a new VP network operations. Greg Chamberlain is a promotion from within, who joined the company in 2013 after a long career at Pacific Bell in Oakland.

PBN reports auto dealer JN Group has repurchased the Symphony high-rise from developer Oliver McMillan, a $26 million deal. The tower should be completed in a few weeks.

The CFA Society of Hawaii holds its 11th annual Forecast Dinner tonight at the Convention Center. I'll moderate a discussion by hotshots from Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and from Stifel. We start at six.

A part-time Big Island resident has put his home up for sale for $1.3 million. Realtor Tracy Adams says it's an oceanfront property just outside of Kona – three bedrooms, three full baths, at Royal Sea-Cliff Club. But what got my attention is, the seller is willing to take payment in bitcoins.

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