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    Restaurant Insider with Anne Lee
            ANNE LEE
speaks with Private Label Collection founder JONATHAN MCMANUS
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The iconic 58-year-old Kaimana Beach Hotel was renovated during the pandemic by Jonathan Mc- Manus and his team. One of the magical touches of this hotel is the welcoming ocean breeze, the magnificent view overlooking the ocean and the famous hau tree, which is the namesake of its restaurant. I was curious to hear how a successful real estate developer also took on the role of a restaurateur. Here is his story about his passion for food, design and insight into the future of the industry.
AL: How did you get into this industry?
JM: I was intrigued watching my father, John, open 30- 40 restaurants in Waikiki. His most notable was Shorebird Waikiki at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort. I have a passion to take older buildings and breathe new life into them. We did Bamboo Waikiki Hotel on Kuhio Avenue and Aina Nalu Lahaina, and, of course, Hotel Wailea. The development was a reconception into Hawaii’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, a collection of 400 locales that have the top chefs in the world. Hotel Wailea is culinary driven, and that is my intention for Kaimana Beach Hotel.
AL: Tell me about your team.
JM: Chef Anthony Phillips is our creative force and the mastermind with holding the foundation of the kitchen down. This allows our sous chefs to create, with chef An- thony’s guidance on sourcing local produce.What we have
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