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Pacific Beach Hotel’s Oceanarium Restaurant Welcomes Emerson Ribao Back As General Manager

Ribao Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience in Food and Beverage Management

Emerson Ribao

Emerson Ribao

The Pacific Beach Hotel, on Waikiki beach, has appointed Emerson Ribao as General Manager of the Oceanarium Restaurant. He will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the 220-seat restaurant.

“We are confident Emerson will make a difference for our guests at the Pacific Beach Hotel and happy to welcome Emerson back because he provides his extensive experience and knowledge,” said John Lopianetzky, Pacific Beach Hotel Director of Food and Beverage. “He will help us continue to fulfill our commitment of providing the very best food and service to our visitors and kama‘aina guests.”

Emerson is returning to the Pacific Beach Hotel after more than 20 years as general manager of Kobe Steak House in Waikiki. Previously, he began his food and beverage career in Guam at the Guam Hilton Hotel as Senior Waiter and supervisor. He also worked on Guam for Duty Free Stores as a supervisor.

Emerson Ribao is fluent in Japanese, Ilocano and Tagalog. He completed his education at Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trade.

About the Pacific Beach Hotel

Part of the Hawaiian hospitality tradition since 1964, the Pacific Beach Hotel on the beach at Waikiki, which features the spectacular three-story indoor Oceanarium aquarium and restaurant, is locally owned and operated by HTH Corporation which was founded in 1975 to consolidate the diverse Hawaii-based corporations and business enterprises owned by H. T. Hayashi. Visit www.pacificbeachhotel.com.


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