Scott Ingwers

Managing Director

Scott Ingwers joined Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk as managing director in April 2009 in preparation for its November 2009 opening. A veteran of the Hawaii tourism industry, Ingwers started his career in food and beverage before managing leading luxury hotels including The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, and the Maui Prince Hotel, Makena Resort & Golf Courses. He has also worked with such notable properties as the Hyatt Regency Maui, the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort and Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. A member of the board of directors of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Ingwers graduated with his bachelor of science in hotel and resort management from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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    What are the best places to stay on Oahu?

    Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk | 223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu
    One of the best places to stay in Oahu is the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk. The well-appointed studios and 1 bedroom suites are great for couples, while the 2 and 3-bedroom suites are ideal for families who desire a luxurious, spacious, comfortable retreat. Italian marble five-fixture bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, fully-equipped kitchens, in-suite washer/dryer units, and private lanais are just some of the reasons why guests enjoy these gorgeous suites. The hotel is situated steps from the beach, and is surrounded by diverse dining options, and all of the shopping and entertainment that Waikiki has to offer.  Wind down at Wai’olu Ocean View Lounge, which is home to the Ilikea Mai Tai, winner of the World’s Best Mai Tai competition.

    The Waikiki destination is famed for its warm hospitality and gracious “aloha spirit”, which is shared by the ambassadors of this island community as they welcome you to paradise.
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    What are the best seafood restaurants in Oahu?

    Roy’s | 226 Lewers St, Honolulu
    Roy’s restaurant in Waikiki is a go-to spot for those who crave seafood. Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s Hawaiian fusion cuisine uses fresh Hawaiian fish along with local ingredients and a combination of European and Asian spices, to create dishes that are as delicious as they are unique. Try the classic Macadamia Nut Crusted Opah or the original Blackened Island Ahi to experience Hawaiian fish at its finest.
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    What are the most romantic restaurants in Oahu?

    BLT Steak | 223 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu
    Your date will definitely be impressed with a meal at BLT Steak. With indoor and outdoor seating options, the chic décor, rich furnishings, and warm color scheme set the tone for this classic American Steakhouse with a bistro twist. Prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood prepared with French culinary techniques make for a menu with so many appealing options it’s hard to choose what to eat.

    Taormina Restaurant | 227 Lewers St, Honolulu
    Located along Waikiki Beach Walk, Taormina creates a charming and elegant ambiance that inspires romance. The Sicilian cuisine includes plenty of fresh pastas topped with seafood and meat of the highest quality. Pair your meal with a glass of Italian wine expertly selected by Roberto Viernes, Master Sommelier, and you’re certain to have feelings of amore.
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    What are the best coffee shops in Oahu?

    Honolulu Coffee Company | 2365 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu
    Honolulu Coffee Company brews fresh Kona Coffee in their bright and cheery cafés. The Waikiki location, on the second level of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, is open-air with seating along a balcony that allows you to people watch as you indulge in your morning ritual.

    Island Brew Coffeehouse | 377 Keahole St, Honolulu
    Island Brew Coffeehouse is a delightful little spot to caffeinate before touring around the east side of Oahu. Set along the aqua waters of the Hawaii Kai Marina, the island-inspired décor and cushioned outdoor seating make it easy to sit back and relax. Their delicious premium coffees are complemented with organic milk and other non-dairy alternatives including almond, soy, and rice milk. Pastries, acai bowls, sandwiches and other tasty food can be ordered up along with your cup of java.
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    What are the best bakeries in Oahu?

    Leonard’s Bakery | 933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu
    You can’t visit Oahu without trying one of the island’s favorite desserts – malasadas. Leonard’s Bakery in Honolulu has been wowing customers with these puff pastries for over 50 years. A malasada is a Portuguese doughnut that can be filled with custard and dusted with sugar, cinnamon sugar, or li hing powder. Enjoy these treats when they are hot and fresh out of the oven.

    Ted’s Bakery | 59-024 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
    For a delightful dessert on the North Shore, swing by Ted’s Bakery. Located near Sunset Beach, this shop is known for their scrumptious pies. I highly recommend the Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie - a layer of rich, smooth dark chocolate custard cream, filled with another layer of haupia (creamy coconut pudding,) and topped with whipped topping.
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    What are the best food gifts to buy in Oahu?

    Coffee lovers will be thrilled to receive a bag of gourmet Kona coffee. Grown in the volcanic soil on the Big Island of Hawaii, the rich and flavorful Kona coffee beans are among the best in the world. Check the label to be sure you’re buying 100 percent Kona coffee, as there are many “Kona Blends” on the shelves that contain just 10% Kona beans.

    Hawaiian macadamia nuts are always a crowd pleaser. You can find a wide variety of seasoned nuts with flavors like wasabi, honey roasted, and Maui onion. For your loved ones with a sweet tooth, bring back chocolate covered macadamia nuts.
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    What is the best thing to bring home from Oahu?

    A piece of Hawaiian artwork is a great way to remember your trip to paradise. Art galleries around the island feature the work of talented local artists, with famous names like Heather Brown and Wyland along with lesser known painters and photographers. Seascapes, surfers, flora and fauna of Hawaii are beautifully depicted in these pieces and are sure to add brightness and color to wherever you display them when you return home.

    Koa wood is another prized item sought after by visitors from around the world during their trips to Oahu. The unique tree grows only in Hawaii and long ago was used to make surfboards, canoes, paddles, and tools. Today Koa wood products are available in a wide variety of forms -from furniture and jewelry to kitchen and home accessories.  Distinctive, fine quality Koa wood makes for a wonderful memento.
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