Vice President, Disneyland Resort Hotels and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
Elliot Mills is vice president, Hotel Operations for Disneyland Resort and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa. In this role, Elliot oversees all operations for the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, Calif., as well as Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.
Elliot began his Disney career in 2010 as an integral leader in the opening of Aulani, helping to develop the culture and values in which Aulani cast members thrive. Aulani flourished under Elliot’s steadfast leadership, receiving several prestigious industry awards including the Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best award for the Top Hotel for Families in the US and Fodor’s Travel 2014 World’s Top 100 Hotels and Top 12 Beach Getaway Hotels.
Elliot is a true pillar in the Hawai‘i travel industry, having worked in resort management for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Disney, he was the general manager of the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort. He also held various executive and resort management positions on the islands of Kaua‘i Maui and O‘ahu.
Elliot gives back to the Hawai‘i community through service as a board member for Hawai‘i Pacific Health, HMSA, Kapi‘olani Women and Children’s Hospital, Hawai‘i Visitor’s and Convention Bureau and Hawai‘i Community Foundation.
Born in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, Elliot holds a degree in travel industry management from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and completed the Cornell Hospitality Management General Managers Program.