Kyo-ya Management Company, Ltd.
Jason Ito is Director of Administration and Planning for Kyo-Ya Management Company. The company is the owner of several historic hotels, including the Royal Hawaiian and the Moana Surfrider in Waikīkī, the Sheraton Maui in Kā‘anapali , and the Palace in San Francisco. Mr. Ito has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Involved initially as a technology service provider to the Kyo-ya/Sheraton Hotels, Jason joined the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1987. He worked through various departments and was appointed as the General Manager, Support Services, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Waikīkī for six years until leaving to join Kyo-ya in 2009. Jason serves as Kyo-ya’s Director, Administration and Planning. His responsibilities include labor and community relations, which is aligned with and perpetuates Kyo-ya’s core values of taking care of its employees, supporting and doing what is right for the community, and maintaining the long term legacy and stewardship of its assets.