Disneyland Windows > Hideo Amemiya
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Hideo Amemiya joined the Walt Disney Company in 1971, starting his Disney career at Disney World's Polynesian Hotel. With a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Amemiya successfully integrated the Disney service philosophies with practical hotel management. Amemiya rose to WDW's Director of Resort Operations when he was assigned to the Tokyo Disneyland project. Amemiya held several executive positions at Tokyo Disneyland, then returned to Anaheim were he was Vice President and General Manager of the Disneyland Hotels. In 2000, Amemiya was promoted to Senior Vice President of Disneyland Resort Hotels - overseeing operations at the Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. during his tenure in Anaheim, he managed the Grand Californian's opening and led the transition of the Disneyland Pacific Hotel into the Paradise Pier hotel.
Hideo Amemiya died February 19, 2001. He was named a Disney Legend in 2005 for his contributions to the Walt Disney Company.