Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Appoints Dennis Cruz Director Of Safety And Security

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December 06, 2013

HONOLULU - Dennis Cruz has joined Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort as director of safety and security, overseeing a team of over 50 officers at the 22-acre, 3,500-room beachfront resort. In addition to looking after the safety and security of the resort's guests and team members, Cruz is also responsible for risk management and disaster preparedness in accordance to Hilton Worldwide policies and procedures, as well as execution of any necessary emergency plans.

Cruz brings 20 years of extensive safety and security as well as lost prevention experience to the resort. He most recently worked at Swissotel Hotels & Resorts in Chicago as director of risk management and at Morgans Hotel Group as director of security. Previously, Cruz worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as director of security and loss prevention at Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel and Casino, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers and Westin Chicago River North. He also worked at Marriott O'Hare in Chicago as director of loss prevention and the Wyndham Chicago Downtown Hotel as director of safety and security.

While in Chicago, Cruz served as president of the Chicago Hotel Security Directors' Association.

"We are so pleased to welcome Dennis to our resort," said Tracy Walker, general manager, Hilton Hawaiian Village. "Dennis' experience at major hotel companies throughout Chicago is tremendously important for a resort of Hilton Hawaiian Village's size."

Cruz graduated from Harry S. Truman College in Chicago. He moved to Hawaii in September with his fiancé.


Cynthia Rankin
Hilton Hawaiian Village
+1 808 947 7817

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