Make a Donation in Honor of Patricia Tam
As Chief Executive Advisor at Halekulani Corporation, Patricia Tam is responsible for assisting the company’s COO in all aspects of its hotel entities, Halekulani and Waikiki Parc, maintaining and developing its unique and guest-experience oriented arts and cultural partnership programs, which has become a vital part of the globally-renowned Halekulani brand over the years and has won national acclaim in 2017 with the Americans for the Arts BCA 10 Award. Ms. Tam has been a member of the Halekulani legacy for more than 35 years.
In 1993, she became the first female to hold the senior executive position of General Manager for a top luxury hotel in Hawai‘i with a Five-Diamond rating from the American Automobile Association. In 1999, Ms. Tam was honored for her outstanding achievements and contributions to further define the standards of service and performance within the hotel global industry when she was named “Independent Hotelier of the World” by Hotels, the leading publication of the worldwide hotel industry. Ms. Tam was appointed to Vice President of Halekulani Corporation in 2000, overseeing all corporate community relations and strategic partnerships related to the brand for Halekulani Corporation, and supports all aspects of the hotels’ operating and service standards.
Other highlights of Ms. Tam’s career include being named among Travel Agent Magazine’s “200 Most Powerful Women in Travel” in 1997 and 1998, and serving as Chairman of the Waikiki Improvement Association, Hawaii Hotel Association and as a board member of Aloha United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Hawaii Employers Council. Ms. Tam has been the recipient of the 2011 Women of Distinction Girl Scouts’ Award. In 2013, she was recognized with two major industry and business awards, the UH Legacy in Tourism award, and the Pacific Business News “Businesswoman of the Year.” Ms. Tam currently serves on the Executive Boards of the Waikiki Improvement Association, Waikiki Business Improvement District Association and Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association.