HONOLULU, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mana'olana Partners, the ownership entity of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences, Honolulu established by real estate development firm Salem Partners, has appointed industry leader Ian MacLeod as Director of Sales for The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu. With sales for the 99 residences on track to launch in early 2019, MacLeod will lead sales efforts for the iconic addition to Honolulu's evolving skyline.
MacLeod brings more than two decades of experience having managed the sales and marketing for numerous master-planned luxury resort developments and high-end urban projects throughout the United States and Canada.
"With a robust background in luxury real estate combined with unrivaled sales and marketing expertise, Ian is a terrific addition to our all-star team," said James Ratkovich, Co-Managing Member of Mana'olana Partners. "He joins us at a pivotal time as we prepare to launch sales for the catalytic building that will be a towering symbol of everything to come in the neighborhood. We're confident that Ian will expertly cultivate and enhance our presence in the high-end luxury market."
MacLeod began his career in the resort industry working with Intrawest Corporation in Whistler, B.C., where he was a manager for the Whistler Mountain Ski School and then later worked in sales and marketing for the real estate division where he became a Real Estate Launch Specialist with Sapera & Playground working on projects in Whistler and California. In 2001, MacLeod established his own real estate sales and marketing business, taking on projects in Hawaii, Washington State, Arizona and California which include The Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley, Terranea Resort, Veranda Beach, and many others throughout B.C. in Vancouver, Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort, Predator Ridge Golf Resort, Okanagan Golf Club and Silver Star Ski Resort. He also owns and manages Luxuryhomes.com, which is one of the top luxury real estate websites in the world. MacLeod holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing from Simon Fraser University and sits on the Board of Directors for AREAA Global (Asian Real Estate Association of America).
"Honolulu is regarded as the most cosmopolitan city in the world and with the Mandarin Oriental being perhaps one of the most transformative projects that the city has ever seen, two remarkable forces are joined," said Mr. MacLeod. "I'm honored to be working alongside a world-class team as they bring to life a new premier Honolulu address for our future residents who will have the opportunity to own a piece of Honolulu's coveted skyline."
Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu is being conceived by a roster of international designers – including Meyer Davis, Dianna Wong and Hart Howerton – that is unprecedented for Hawaii. Rising 418 feet above Honolulu, the 743,000-square-foot tower will house 125 chic and contemporary guestrooms and suites, designed to reflect the local culture while paying homage to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's heritage. Located on the tower's upper floors starting at level 19, a collection of 99 exclusive residences will represent the most distinguished residential offerings available in the world.
The development marks the first project to be approved under Honolulu's Ala Moana Transit Oriented Development Plan and will serve as a new face for the city's dynamic and vibrant Ala Moana District, further solidifying Honolulu's position as a world-class cosmopolitan city. Located on one of the most iconic street corners in the state of Hawaii adjacent to the Hawaii Convention Center, Mandarin Oriental, Honolulu will serve as a new gateway to Waikiki and Ala Moana, bringing one of the world's most renowned hotel brands back to the city.
About Salem Partners Founded in 1997, Salem Partners comprises three platforms: investment banking, real estate development and wealth management. Salem's investment bankers have completed billions of dollars of transactions in the media and entertainment, healthcare and life sciences, aerospace and defense, and real estate industries. Real estate development is headed by industry veterans experienced in all segments of the built environment.
About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the Group now operates 31 hotels and eight residences in 21 countries and territories, with each property reflecting the Group's oriental heritage and unique sense of place. Mandarin Oriental has a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development and is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.