Joining the Waikoloa team from Louisville, Kentucky, McFarland was previously the general manager for The Seelbach Hilton Louisville. With more than 25 years of service in the hotel business, McFarland’s award-winning hospitality experience is extensive within the Hilton Brand, where he has held positions as general manager,
rooms division manager and front office manager. McFarland was instrumental in achieving the 2011 Hotel of the Year for Interstate Hotels and Resorts Full Service Division for The Seelbach Hilton Louisville. His distinguished career also includes service at Hilton Austin and Doubletree Austin, Sheraton Nashville Downtown and Hilton San Antonio Airport. McFarland will oversee the resort operations including food and beverage, front office, housekeeping, laundry, spa, security and recreation. Additionally, McFarland will manage Waikoloa’s on-property partners, including Ocean Sports, Waikoloa Coffee Co., Photo Event Solutions, Hawaii Care & Cleaning and Kirin.