Disney's Aulani Gets New General Manager

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Pacific Business News is reporting that Djuan Rivers, who oversaw the development and opening of Disney’s Aulani resort on Oahu, is leaving Hawaii for an executive position at Disneyland Paris.

Elliott Mills (pictured right) has been named vice president and general manager of the resort, which opened in August. Mills, Aulani’s managing director, was formerly general manager at the Kauai Marriott Resort and Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Waikiki.

Rivers, who helped open the Paris resort for the Walt Disney Co., will become vice president of hotels and business solutions there, overseeing seven resort hotels, convention centers and golf operations, he said. He will transition to his new role in France over the next several weeks, he said.

Rivers was named vice president of Disney’s first Hawaii resort nearly three years ago, before Disney began construction of the resort on 20 acres at Ko Olina Resort.

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