WE ARE HAWAIʻI EXPERTS
LOCAL EXPERTISE MEETS GLOBAL INNOVATION
WHY CHOOSE SASSATO?
When you choose Sassato as your trusted Hawai'i partner, you secure unparalleled expertise combined with an intimate understanding of Hawai'i's unique market dynamics. Most hotel and travel organizations have difficulty quickly bringing in capable and ready-to-run leaders to assess, recommend, and deliver on key initiatives. Sassato was developed to fill that gap. Here's why our local roots make all the difference:
Deep-rooted Local Insight: Hawai'i is our home, and we have a thorough understanding of the market, culture, and needs within the local travel industry. Our team includes consultants who have called Hawai'i home for many years, raising families, establishing careers, and enriching the local community. Years of building relationships and careers in Hawai'i have provided us with unique perspectives and knowledge, as well as local connections that set us apart from the rest.
Hawai'i Industry Leaders: Sassato boasts an impressive panel of consultants with decades of experience in Hawai'i. Each of our senior consultants brings a different set of unique skills and expertise that are sure to meet your needs. Everything from development, operations, management, finance, accounting, technology, project management, strategy, and data analytics: Sassato has an expert for you.
Global Footprint: While Hawaii is our backyard, Sassato works across the globe with clients in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Continental US. This breadth gives Sassato a clear view of best practices and approaches.
Local Portfolio: Currently, Sassato works with several Hawai’i-based hotel and vacation rental groups.
We Get Sh*t Done: Sassato is a Japanese word (さっさと); it is often translated as "quickly," but it is more nuanced than that. A rough interpretation might be “Don’t waste time, just get it done,” and that is precisely our philosophy. We strive to help companies achieve their goals quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
No one understands the Hawai'i hotel and travel industry better than a Hawai'i-based company. With strong roots in the Hawai'i hospitality and travel industry, Sassato will quickly improve your performance in marketing, distribution, technology, and strategic implementations.
You and your team are experts in what you do, but at times it helps to get a fresh set of eyes, some external perspective, and expertise.
We deep dive and develop detailed recommendations that will make an immediate impact on your business.
Nothing is more important than developing your people and building a strong team.
We offer support to help your team develop and thrive, this includes: meeting facilitation, training, development, and coaching
Talent as a Service
Lack of resources, an isolated approach, and internal politics often lead to projects, that either fail, do not fully realize their goals, or drag on longer than necessary.
We understand the travel and hospitality space and can quickly come in, ramp up, and execute.
We enable you to bring in an experienced leader without incurring the long-term cost of hiring a full-time employee.
As a frequent industry speaker and university lecturer, Dan Wacksman has a reputation for his engaging and entertaining presentations that bring the point home.
Dan speaks often on distribution, marketing, revenue management, technology, and many other topics. Dan can tailor a presentation to your needs.
Our Local Experts.
Founder and Principal, Sassato LLC
Worked with single hotels through to the world's largest brands on projects that have spanned from hotel transitions to training, to enterprise-wide technology decisions and implementations.
Co-creator and instructor for an industry-leading class on digital marketing, Hotel Digital Marketing Essentials, and Co-Author of the book, Hospitality Digital Marketing Essentials.
Senior Advisor for McKinsey & Co
Advisor in the Travel, Transport, and Logistics Practice, assisting with client engagements with some of the world’s largest travel companies.
Senior Vice President, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts
Oversaw media, digital, CRM, loyalty, contact center, distribution, and strategic initiatives.
Led the transition and implementation of all major marketing and distribution systems, including CRS, Booking Engine, CRM, Loyalty Program, Websites, etc.
Regional Director Asia/MD China, GTA – Restructured and repositioned the business which led to a significant increase in profitability.
Managing Director, Aoyou.com – Led start-up joint venture OTA, to become the #3 player in the market at the time.
Director of Strategic Development, Travelport – Participated in over $2 Billion of acquisitions (due diligence, deals, and integration).
Whether you're seeking expert insight, innovative solutions, or a tailored approach to address specific challenges, we're here to guide you every step of the way.
Schedule a consultation today, and find out how Sassato can help you.