Chris Rabang is currently the General Manager of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, a property which he opened in 2017. He was born on Oahu and raised on Maui, where he lives today. He graduated from Santa Clara University in Northern California and has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in the Hotel Industry. He was part of the opening team of The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas North, as well as being the opening Complex General Manager for 2 Sheraton properties in Samoa. Chris has also held a regional role for Starwood Hawaii & French Polynesia before returning to Resort Operations.
Aside from being the President of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Chris serves on several other Boards. Among them are Binhi at Ani Advisory Board, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau, Chairperson for the UH Maui Campus Hospitality Advisory Committee, West Maui Benefit Fund, Ka’anapali North Beach Masters Association, Princeville Ocean Resort Association, and Owners for Kauai Resort Villas. He also is the current Chairperson for the Maui Hotel Lodging Association Visitors Industry Charity Walk for 2020/2021.
Chris is married for 18 years to Celeste and has 2 sons, D’Marco (17 years) and Dominic (12 years).