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Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. Named the #1 Best Place to Work in Hawaii for 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. Named the #1 Best Place to Work in Hawaii for 2011

Honolulu, HI – April 5, 2011– For the second consecutive year. Shell Management Hawaii, Inc. was awarded the number one Best Place to Work in Hawaii for 2011 in the large company category at the Awards Dinner at the Waikiki Edition on April 1, 2011. The award was presented to Linda Anthony, Regional Vice President of Shell Management Hawaii, by Steven Petranick, Editor of Hawaii Business Magazine. The seventh annual event honors Hawaiian businesses in its “Best Places To Work In Hawaii” program, is co-sponsored by Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and UHA (University Health Alliance) and published annually by Hawaii Business Magazine.

Best Companies Group (BCG) also awarded Shell Management Hawaii the top award for “Healthiest Workplace Company” in the large employer category. The Healthiest Workplaces award focuses on specific health and wellness related topics such as, ‘Does a company pay 100 percent of medical care? Does a company have a health and wellness program?’ These are all taken into account and analyzed by BCG. Shell Management Hawaii has a wellness program called the Wellness Ohana. A committee that consists of representatives from each of the resorts plus the regional office launches a new theme each quarter that provides employee education and encouragement on that theme–everything from “Happy Healthy Heart” to “Skin Care Essentials”.

This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Hawaii, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Hawaii list is made up of a total of 60 companies, split into three groups: 23 small- companies (15-49 employees), 17 medium companies (50-249 employees) and 20 large companies (250 or more employees). With 267 employees, Shell Management Hawaii, Inc has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Hawaii in the large category. Included in the large company category were respected companies such as Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Deloitte and New York Life.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Hawaii. The first part consisted of evaluating each participating company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

There are five Shell Vacations’ resorts on the Hawaiian Islands and they include: Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village, Kona Coast Resort and Paniolo Greens on the Big Island; Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy in Kauai as well as Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai in Honolulu.

Upon receiving the award, Anthony said, “Winning this prestigious award two years in a row speaks to a major tenet of Shell Vacations’ corporate culture—consistency. Programs aren’t instituted one year and changed or eliminated the next due to changes in the economy or leadership philosophy. The commitment to employee satisfaction is an ingrained and enduring aspect of our corporate culture. Sue Kelley, President of Shell Vacations Hospitality, not only sets high standards for company performance but also sets as high standards for the company’s genuine care for each and every employee.”

Supported by more than 1,100 hospitality professionals, Shell Vacations Hospitality is the management division for Shell Vacations and handles all resort management responsibilities. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois Shell Vacations is one of the nation’s most respected independent vacation ownership developers in the United States. The company specializes in the sales, marketing, and hospitality management of its vacations ownership resorts with 25 resorts in the U.S., Mexico and Canada and 1,700 employees serving over 115,000 owners and members.

Hawaii Packages, From $125 to $729

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
A mix of hotel specials and air/hotel packages for a warm getaway on the Big Island, Kauai, Maui, or Oahu.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kauai, from $125 per night
Renting a condo or apartment is one way to keep the cost of Hawaii down. The Princeville Vacation Condo Rental, on Kauai’s north shore, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen. The condo is in Princeville Resort on Hanalei Beach. Rates start at $125 per night, a savings of about 17 percent. When Apr. 1–Oct. 31, 2009. Details All taxes included; the maximum occupancy is six people. Requires a three-night stay. Contact

Big Island, from $131 per room per night
Shell Hospitality, a network of 22 resorts, is offering spring specials. One includes 30 percent off at the Kona Coast Resort when you book three nights. The resort has 267 villas with private patios, kitchens, and ocean or garden views. Rates start at $131 per room per night, or $393 for the required three-night stay. When Ongoing. Details Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a three-night stay. Contact 866/729-7182,

Big Island, from $179 per room per night
The advance purchase rate at the Hilton Waikoloa Village will save you about $100 a night if you pay in full at the time of booking. The hotel offers three pools, a private beach, and a saltwater lagoon. Rates start at $179 per room per night. When Through Dec. 20, 2009. Details Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires 14-day advance booking. Contact 800/445-8667,

Maui, from $185 per room per night
Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, which has more than 20 properties in Hawaii, is offering a Free Night and Free Groceries package. It includes accommodations, a gift card at a local grocery store, and an ecofriendly tote bag. The lowest rate is valid at Outrigger Aina Nalu, close to Lahaina on the waterfront. You’ll receive a $50 gift card for groceries and a free night. Rates start at $185 per room per night, or $740 for the required five-night stay (with the fifth night free). When Through Dec. 21, 2009. Details Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Requires a five-night stay. Contact 800-688-7444,

Oahu, air/5 nights, from $586 per adult, $199 per child
Tour operator Pleasant Holidays has inexpensive packages for Hawaii right now; we like the Kids Fly to Oahu for $199 promotion. The package includes round-trip airfare from L.A. or San Francisco to Honolulu, five nights’ accommodations, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges. For adults the package is $586, but it’s just $199 for kids. The hotel accommodations depend on when you book; see the website for more details. Book By Apr. 30, 2009. When June 1–Aug. 23, 2009. Details Taxes are additional. Based on double occupancy; child rate valid for ages 2 to 17. Other gateways available for a supplement. Contact 800/742-9244,

Oahu, air/6 nights, from $729 per person
Round-trip airfare, six nights at the Wyland Waikiki Hotel, transfers, breakfast daily, and a fresh-flower-lei greeting are included in this package. Booked independently, the hotel accommodations alone would cost $567 per person—for $162 more, the package throws in the flight and the transfers, all in one booking. When Apr. 1–Dec. 15, 2009. Gateways L.A., Phoenix; add $70 for Houston, $110 for New York City; additional gateways available. Details Does not include airport taxes and fees of $59. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $309. Based midweek travel; weekend rates will be slightly higher. Contact Travel Themes and Dreams, 877/870-7447,

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Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.