The two Chicago-based firms are working together to provide a advisory, transaction and financing platform for hotel developers and investors.

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Howard will helm the Park Hyatt's Blue Duck Tavern, bringing 16 years of experience to the position.

Griffith has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 30 years, most recently serving as regional director, human resources at Journal Hotels.

Ilaine Caravalho is GM of the Outrigger-managed Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort and Roland Kam is assistant GM of the Ohana Waikiki East by Outrigger.

In today's work environment, employers need to focus on prevention and communication without concern about litigation.

Amid ongoing strikes in Boston and California, Hawaii hotel employees have vacated their posts as talks for improved wages, benefits and job security stall.

Upon his departure on Nov. 2, Grismer will be succeeded by Joan Bottarini, currently SVP of finance for the Americas at Hyatt.