Noel Trainor has distinguished himself professionally and personally on many levels, but his distinguished service to the School of Travel Industry Management has truly made an impact on the future of Hawai‘i’s largest industry.
His career in the hotel industry spans 35 years between Europe, the Caribbean, mainland United States and Hawaiian Islands. He has most recently served as the General Manager of the Hilton Hawaiian Village - the largest hotel and resort in Hawai‘i and throughout the Hilton worldwide chain, and the 17th largest hotel in the world. In 2008, Noel launched a new career as an entrepreneur building upon his years of hotel industry experience. Savoy Consulting has allowed Noel to parlay his legendary expertise in hotel management to assist prominent organizations via various successful consulting projects. In 2009, the Embassy of Ireland named Noel Trainor Irish Honorary Consul Hawai‘i.
“Remarkable” describes Noel’s service to the School. During his tenure as General Manager at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, he consistently provided our students with internships, hired our graduates and mentored our alumni. Like many industry leaders, Noel has served on our Dean’s Advisory Board and has participated in many outstanding ways to facilitate tremendous support for the School. He has recently served as special advisor to the Dean in regards to industry outreach and was responsible for reinvigorating our Legacy fundraising event to the successful showcase that it is today with a focus on raising scholarship funds.
Noel’s service to the TIM School is impressive in and of itself, but when you factor in the additional service he has provided to our community at large, his impact is staggering. The Hawai‘i Foodbank, Waikīkī Community Center, Bishop Museum, the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, and Hawai‘i Industry Charity Walk are only a few of the organizations who have benefited from his service, passion and dedication. Professionally, his leadership in key industry organizations demonstrates the esteem his peers hold for him, having served as Chairperson of the Hawai‘i Hotel Association, Executive Committee for the O‘ahu Visitor’s Bureau and a Board Member for the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau.
The TIM School would like to thank Noel for his outstanding service to the School. Our students, our industry and our community are fortunate to be able to count on the passion and support of Noel Trainor.