Eric AuDirector of Engineering & Sustainability
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaiʻi
As the Area Director of Engineering & Sustainability at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii, Eric Au provides the direction and leadership in the field of engineering and construction at Starwood’s 11 properties throughout the state. Throughout his tenure at Starwood, Au has guided his teams toward building consistency through the Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection and St. Regis brands, and is very passionate about bringing a higher level of sustainability the hotel properties through the “30-20-20” Starwood corporate initiative (reduce energy by 30% and water by 20% by 2020) throughout the region.
In all, Au has worked for 24 years in the field with 12 years of experience in the petrochemical and energy industry designing and implementing process control systems, managing large capital projects, and driving productivity and efficiencies within operations. Locally born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Au received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Physics from Linfield College and his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.