Luxury Hotel Management Professional Maximillian P. Hirano Named as Hotel Manager at Ohkay Hotel and Casino

Max P. Hirano has been named Hotel Manager at Ohkay Hotel and Casino. He will be responsible for overseeing the 101-room Ohkay hotel and Gift Shop operations. His appointment was announced by Steve Penhall, General Manager of the hotel-casino.

San Juan Pueblo, NM, June 04, 2013 --( “Max Hirano is an experienced and successful hotel executive with a wealth of knowledge and proven guest relations skills,” said Penhall. “We are excited to welcome him to the Ohkay family and believe with Max’s comprehensive hotel background we can move this property to another level.”

“It is truly a pleasure to be joining the Ohkay Hotel and Casino team and I am looking forward to this great opportunity both personally and professionally,” said Hirano. “I am excited to be a part of the management’s efforts to be the best local hotel-casino in New Mexico.”

Max brings over 15 years of hotel experience and a multi-cultural background obtained from residing, working, and traveling to world-wide locations including Europe, Asia, and the United States to Ohkay Hotel and Casino. He is joining the property from El Monte Sagrado – Taos where he had served as rooms director. Prior to El Monte Hirano had successful tenures at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa in Ojo Caliente, New Mexico as the hospitality manager and at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico as their front office manager. He has also worked for the Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Hyatt and Intercontinental brand hotels in Florida, Denver, Kansas City, Geneva Switzerland and New Delhi India. He is fluent in English, French and German. He studied hotel management at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Glion, Switzerland.

The Ohkay Hotel and Casino is located halfway between historic Santa Fe and Taos on State Road 68 and is proudly owned and operated by Ohkay Owingeh. Dedicated to providing our guests with an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience, Ohkay Hotel Casino includes over 600 slots, 4 table games, a 101 room non-smoking hotel, 3 dining outlets, a night club and the 12,000 square feet conference center offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. For more information please call 877-747-1668 or visit us online at
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Belinda Chavez