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Hawai‘i International Resort Management Institute

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TIM has long recognized the need for short term training that would serve the special continuing education and training interests of our service industry personnel including those who work in our hotels, resorts, and healthcare accommodations and facilities located in Hawaiʻi, US mainland, and internationally. Through Beatrice W. Parrents’ endowment, the Hawai‘i International Hotel Institute (HIHI) became a reality in the summer of 1986. Now known as the Hawai‘i International Resort Management Institute (HIRM), we offer courses and custom training programs that concentrate on the major functional elements of hospitality management and operations.

Courses are open to all professionals interested in enhancing the depth and scope of their knowledge and skills in the hospitality industry. Although prior formal education in the field is not required, a prerequisite for enrollment of HIRM courses is one year supervisory or managerial experience in hotel, resort, and/or food and beverage operations. Courses created for higher level professionals, like director or leadership levels, will require 3-5 years managerial experience. This policy permits instructors to engage in more advanced discussions and promotes the major objective of the institute, which is to assist currently employed personnel in strengthening their background and increasing their opportunity for upward career mobility. The institute offers professional development courses in the areas of food and beverage, hotel and resort operations, human resource management, and general hospitality management. Programs and courses can be offered online or in-person based on your training specifications.

To speak to someone about HIRM course or custom training programs please contact Rachel Kaiama at Over the years, participants have represented hundreds of different organizations from Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information about our programs contact Rachel Kaiama at

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