HALEIWA, HI--(Marketwire - February 21, 2011) - Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HHGI), a growing provider of sustainable land use solutions and event services, has named Linda Kress as its Chief Executive Officer. 

Ms. Kress' leadership will be instrumental in the future development and success of Hawaiian Hospitality Group's primary business operations, Loulu Palm Estate, a popular venue for wedding and events on Oahu's North Shore and the promotion of the group's Submersible Technical Services LLC which will operate the SportSub III, a state of the art lightweight three-person submarine that enables visitors to explore and experience Hawaii's fragile underwater ecosystems without damaging it. 

"I'm excited about the future, to lead an efficient business operation while continuing to reduce the environmental impact on the North Shore," says Ms. Kress. "Our market audience is changing; we clearly have services that are appealing to an evolving generation that is conscious of the imprint that they are leaving behind in this beautiful State."

Ms. Kress spent more than 10 years in the commercial insurance industry. Her broad background and a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in public relations will bring a fresh prospective to the success of the Company.

About Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HHGI)
Hawaiian Hospitality Group, Inc. is a growing provider of sustainable land use solutions and event services. The company draws on environmental engineering expertise to identify, design, develop and operate destination sites that provide environmental and commercial revitalization for Hawaii's coastal properties. Hawaiian Hospitality Group employs innovative approaches to land use that generate profitable enterprises while restoring and preserving the beauty and natural resources of the Hawaiian Islands. The company generates revenue from venue fees, catering services, wedding planning and other services on the destination sites it develops, maximizing value while minimizing the ecological footprint of its operations.

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