Celebration of the Arts Festival 2014 – Maui Hawaii


THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA PRESENTS THE 22ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL
May 9 – 11, 2014

“Ko makou alanui kupuna – Our ancestral paths”

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, May 9-11, during the 22nd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Modern Luxury Hawaii magazine.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

For more information about the Celebration for The Arts, go to: CelebrationOfTheArts.org

Hana Taro Festival 2013 – Maui Hawaii


The 21st Annual East Maui Taro Festival was held on April 20, 2013 in heavenly Hana. 21 years celebrating the rich Hawaiian Culture and honoring the Taro Plant with good fun, good friends and plenty of Aloha Spirit.

Those who were lucky enough to be there enjoyed ono food from the local Farmers’ Market, Poi Pounding, Food Booths, Arts and Crafts, Music, Hula and more…

The celebration continued over the weekend with a Hana Bay Taro Pancake Breakfast, as well as Kahanu Garden Tours, Farm Tours at Mahele Farm at ‘Ula’ino and a Kapahu Living Farm Lo’i Excursion. Amazing feeling of Aloha and Ohana with interesting facts and stories from today and yesterday.

Please keep the old traditions alive and support the annual Taro Festival on Maui.

For more information go to: www.TaroFestival.org

Call: 808-264-1553

Kaanapali Beach Hotel – Chinese New Year 2012

Aloha and Welcome to Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel, Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Join HawaiiOnTv.com in celebrating The Year of the Dragon!

At this year’s Chinese New Year Sunday Brunch Celebration everyone enjoyed the magical Lion Dance ceremonies, full of hope and excitement for the year to come. The Lions are considered mythical beings, as there are no lions in China.

During the ceremony the lions are attracted by firecrackers and drumming. The crowd then feeds donation envelopes to the lions. Finally the lion eats a head of lettuce to gain the final donation, a transfer of energy that teaches everyone the lesson that you can not get something for nothing. You must give to recieve.

There was plenty of excitement, energy and Aloha at this year’s celebration. Mahalo to everyone who came out to be a part of it all.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel is located at:
2525 Kaanapali Parkway – Lahaina Maui, Hawaii 96761
Call 808-667-0124 for reservations, or log on to:
http://www.kbhmaui.com

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Hawaii, Call 808-882-7222

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – Hawaii, Call 808-882-7222

“Every great beach deserves a great hotel.”

This was said by Laurance S. Rockefeller, who founded The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. He knew the great beach at Kauna’oa also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. Four decades later, following a $150 million repair and renovation, The Mauna Kea once again stands as a landmark of luxury on the Big Island’s golden Kohala Coast.

In the restaurants, exciting new sights, sounds, scents and sensational tastes elevate the experience of dining in our luxury Hawaii hotel. The legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course, updated to current USGA standards of play, where Rees Jones sets a new benchmark for Big Island golf. Gracious guestrooms, artfully enhanced by John Hara Associates Inc. and Barry Design Associates showcase Mr. Rockefeller’s signature “understated elegance” in a graceful fusion of modern features and fabulous style.

With a timeless tradition of aloha, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel welcomes generations of guests to come and be inspired by the past, embraced by the moment, enchanted by the warm days and exciting possibilities ahead.

Our Big Island Resort Features:

258 luxury guestrooms and suites, some enhanced with serene golf or ocean-view baths.

Natural white sand Kauna‘oa Beach, one of Hawaii’s best ranked beaches by top travel authorities.

Enhanced beach and pool services, new padded chaise lounges, beach umbrellas, cabanas, thick orange beach towels, new beach activities and equipment.

Newly renovated 18-hole championship Mauna Kea Golf Course.

New golf clubhouse and restaurant “Number 3” created by John Hara Associates and Pro Shop by Procraft Heritage Creations.

Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, with dramatic exhibition kitchen and extensive wine program, including the innovative Enomatic wine experience.

Weekly Luau, traditional Sunday Brunch and Clambake on the beach.

Hau Tree~Beachside at Kauna‘oa for casual lunch, snacks, sweets and cocktails.

The Copper Terrace for sunset ceremony, music and cozy firepits for conversation, cocktails and pupus.

11-court Seaside Tennis Club.

New 2,500 square-foot fitness center with 43 Life Fitness exercise machines.

The Mauna Kea Salon for beautiful hair and nails.

New boutique shopping enclave along the meandering koi ponds.

Hawaiian culture shared through lei-making, hula, crafting classes, music, luau and more.

Indoor and outdoor group function spaces and meeting rooms, as well as picture-perfect wedding sites for a Big Island wedding.

Museum-quality Pacific and Asian art collection, over 1,600 pieces gathered by Mr. Rockefeller and Davis Allen for The Mauna Kea in 1965.

Soul-soothing therapies and beatific body treatments at the transcendent new Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara.

Reservations: (866) 977.4589
Hotel direct: (808) 882.7222

For more information, go to MaunaKeaBeachHotel.com

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Hawaii

Travaasa Hotel Hana – Hana Maui Hawaii


Travaasa Hotel Hana

Travaasa Hotel Hana – Maui’s Last Truly Hawaiian Place

Travaasa Hana is a destination hotel unlike anywhere else in the world. Gracious in every sense of the word, from our staff to accommodations, dining, experiences, scenery and much more. We invite you to discover it for yourself.

Your Travaasa begins with two accommodation paths. Both unique. Both embracing an authentic sense of old Hawai’i.

Travaasa Hotel Hana Maui (Formerly Hotel Hana Maui) is etched into the undulating hills on Maui’s fertile east coast in Hana, Hawaii. This ranch-style property is located on 66 tropical acres and overlooks Hana Bay on the eastern side of Maui’s Haleakala Mountain. Hana Cultural Center is one block from the hotel. The Red Sand Beach is one-half mile away.

Sea Ranch Cottages Overview
The Total Travaasa Packages at our Sea Ranch Cottages are all-inclusive, and will leave you wanting for nothing. Awe-inspiring views that take your breath away, spa treatments to soothe and energize, experiences that satisfy your thirst for adventure, cuisine that satisfies the soul – it’s all here to help you refresh, recharge and reconnect.

Our Sea Ranch Cottages are reserved for adults and children 16 and over.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner in our Ka’uiki dining room or our café, Paniolo Lounge, plus snacks at the pool bar each day; unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Daily spa treatment or an off-property activity or tour. Numerous classes from our Five Pillars of experiences: Adventure, Culture, Culinary, Fitness and Spa/Wellness – select from Yoga, Barre, Outdoor Circuit, nutrition offerings and many more. Makana Activities Center offerings – Choose from bicycle adventures, horseback riding, walking tours, stand up paddle board, ‘ukulele lessons, net throwing and much, much more. Unlimited use of The Spa amenities, including steam room, cold plunge, hot tub & fitness center. Daily use of sports equipment – Snorkel gear, bicycles, tennis rackets, and more. In–room welcome basket with fresh local fruit, snacks, Hana Blend coffee and our famous banana bread. Complimentary valet parking and Hamoa Beach shuttle. Complimentary transfer from and to Hāna airport.

Garden View Suites Overview
Our Garden View stay options are a wonderful way to experience all the beauty of Hāna and have access to the rich amenities and services offered at Travaasa. A welcoming environment for children and families, the Garden View suites are also an attractive option for those staying elsewhere in Maui who just want to experience Hāna and explore local beaches and parks. To preserve a sense of serenity, rooms are free of distracting televisions and clock radios. Annoying air conditioners are replaced by traditional plantation style ceiling fans, that circulate the cooling trade winds into your room.

Guests of our Garden View suites have access to our dining and spa services on an à la carte basis, and guests age 16 and older can access programs and activities on the Sea Ranch side of the property.

Here is what your Garden View stay includes:

Makana Activities Center offerings – Choose from bicycle adventures, horseback riding, walking tours, stand up paddle board, ‘ukulele lessons, net throwing and much, much more. Daily use of sports equipment – snorkel gear, bicycles, tennis rackets. Enjoyment of the Garden Pool. Unlimited access to the fitness room.

Click Here to Visit Travaasa Hotel Hana Online.

Travaasa Hotel Hana
5031 Hana Hwy, PO Box 9, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Formerly Hotel Hana Maui
800-321-4262

Grand Wailea Resort – Maui Hawaii, Call (800) 888-6100

Grand Wailea Resort – Maui Hawaii, Call (800) 888-6100

Voted the Best Resort Accommodations, Best Resort Restaurant and Best Resort Spa by Maui News readers in 2010, the people of Maui agree that The Grand Wailea has something pretty terrific to share. Revel in the tropical splendor of this truly blissful Maui hotel, nestled within 40 landscaped acres, just steps from the beach. Grand Wailea offers 780 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites as well as 70 luxury villas at Ho’olei, a restful retreat providing an extensive array of entertaining activities. Indulge in a relaxing body treatment or massage. Tee off on one of three championship courses. Stroll along the soft-sand beach. Or just lounge poolside. Gather with friends and family in one of six restaurants. Take pleasure in this captivating Maui resort shrouded in natural beauty and breathtaking ambiance.

E Komo Mai (we welcome you) where Life is Grand!

Learn more about our Elegantly Appointed Maui Accommodations.

Book your enchanting Maui hotel reservations online now for our Best Rates Guaranteed.

Spring has arrived at Grand Wailea, with summer soon to follow. You know what that means – vacations, getaways, and travel adventures! Set amidst some of Maui’s most stunning natural beauty, our luxury resort offers a colorful variety of activities, amenities, and packages to suit everyone’s taste.

Pampering massages and treatments at Spa Grande – including the exclusive Terme Hydrotherapy Circuit, a unique haven of water therapies, featuring five aromatic baths to soothe the body and soul.

An action-packed calendar of events, showcasing everything from luaus to musical and cultural celebrations.

During 2011, we are offering complimentary breakfast to guests who stay with us for seven days or longer, click here for details.

For the first time in Grand Wailea’s 20 year history, we are offering a Fifth Night Free, click here for details.

We also have several promotions appealing to the whole family or for honeymooners and lovers who are looking to tie the knot this year at our award-winning Seaside chapel.

The Grand Wailea Resort
3850 Wailea Alanui – Wailea-Makena, HI 96753
(800) 888-6100
www.grandwailea.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Maui

Welcome to the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Explore beautiful white-sand beaches, premier golf courses and captivating surroundings that distinguish
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui. This legendary hotel is located on the western edge of Maui, a paradise Hawaiians call the “Island of the Sun.” Kapalua can be loosely translated as “arms embracing the sea,” which refers to the resort’s dramatic lava peninsulas. Five bays and three white sand beaches create the area’s renowned shoreline, while a few meters inland, lush rainforests, a protected marine life conservation district, an ancient Hawaiian burial ground, and golf courses that double as wildlife sanctuaries await exploration. Kapalua is home to an astonishing number of flowers and trees, planted by ancestral Polynesians and Hawaiians, such as lychee, flowering ginger, and ti leaf plants. Whether your idea of vacation is learning about natural history or lounging by the shore, this world-renowned The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui is sure to delight. Combine natural history, two legendary golf courses, and a wealth of recreational activities, you’ll soon discover that there’s no shortage of things to do in Kapalua.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii 96761 USA
Phone: (808) 669-6200

Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui – Easter Sunday Brunch 2011

As part of the 19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua Maui presented their 2011 Easter Sunday Brunch, with delicious food, elegant dining and a fun filled Easter Egg Scramble for the kids! Events like these make memories for local residents and visitors who come out to enjoy the holiday. The incredible brunch was full of amazing food, with 10 serving stations, including appetizers, entrees and of course dessert!!

The kids had an exciting time meeting the Easter Bunny and gathering Easter Eggs at the scramble. A great event and experience for the whole Ohana!!

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui go to: www.RitzCarlton.com

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival – Maui Hawaii


THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA PRESENTS THE 19TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL
April 22 & 23, 2011

“E na aumakua” … A Call To All Things Natural

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua celebrated the 19th Annual “Celebration of The Arts” with Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers. The celebration took place April 22nd & 23rd, 2011, continuing the tradition of recognizing the people, the arts and the culture of Hawaii. “E na aumakua was this year’s focus, which embraces calling out to our ancestors and all things natural” states Clifford Nae‘ole, Cultural Advisor and Event Chair of the prestigious event.

Opening ceremonies included traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) from Hawaiian practitioners while music and hula was continuous throughout the weekend. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance acted as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine. The Celebration of the Arts has also been the recipient of the coveted “Keep it Hawaii Kahili Award” presented by the Hawaii Tourism Association.

An exciting addition was The George Kanahele Mele Ho’okuku (song competition) on Saturday, April 23rd. A proud native of the islands, Dr. George Kanehele was committed to ensuring that Hawaiian values remain an integral part of the hospitality industry in the Aloha state and hence, this special challenge is only open to individuals within the industry — but everyone was welcome to share the experience. One designated Hawaiian song was sung by all groups, followed by a “song of choice.” Judging criteria was based upon tone, harmony, stage presence and the use and pronunciation of Hawaiian language.

The Celebration Lu’au and Show ended the weekend festivities bringing together the foods of traditional Hawaii and the contemporary cuisine of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua chefs. “The Celebration Lu’au and Show was amazing and would truly rank as one of the best lu’aus in the State of Hawaii said Executive Chef John Zaner.” “The food and entertainment was top notch making for an unforgettable evening” he added.

The Celebration After-Hours Party was the finale and is held in the Hotel Lobby Alaloa Lounge with no cover charge. The finest talent in Hawaii took the stage with impromptu performances in a fun filled jam-session that reflected upon the spirit of aloha that the islands are known for. The Celebration Easter Brunch took place on Sunday, April 24, with the annual Easter Egg Scramble and incredible food for everyone who attended.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Maui
1 Ritz Carlton Drive, Kapalua Maui, HI 96761
(808) 669-6200

For more information about the Celebration for The Arts, go to: CelebrationOfTheArts.org

Spirit Of Lahaina – Maui Hawaii

Aloha! Book your unforgettable Maui Sunset Dinner Cruise, Whale Watch, and Snorkel Adventure to Lanai with the Spirit of Lahaina. The Spirit of Lahaina is operated by Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events.

Spirit of Lahaina - Maui HawaiiIf you are planning your next trip to Maui, one of the best ways to relax and enjoy the Valley Isle’s beauty is aboard our sunset cruise or thrilling whale watch adventure!

Join us aboard our 149-passenger Spirit of Lahaina for our popular Sunset Grill Dinner & Show® featuring our authentic “Spirit of Aloha®” Hula Show, freshly grilled on board dinner, premium cocktails and non-stop live Hawaiian entertainment – it’s sure to please! Or opt for our new Sunset Cocktail & Show® cruise (includes all of the above, except dinner!)

Nestled in the heart of historic whaling town of Lahaina, now it’s easier than ever to hop on one of our Whale Watch Eco-Adventure® cruises with 3 new cruise times daily (8:30 a.m., 11:00a.m. and 1:45 p.m), Whale Guarantee, and Child Free Special! (Call 808-664-4477 for details, special not available online). Whale Season is from 12/15/10 – 4/15/11).

If you are visiting Maui this Summer, check back for our new Lanai Snorkel full day adventure, an easy and memorable way to take in another beautiful island during your stay. We are conveniently located at Slip 4, Lahaina Harbor. From all of us here at the Spirit, we look forward to making your stay in Maui memorable and filled with Aloha!

Spirit Of Lahaina
658 Front Street, Lahaina Maui, HI 96761
(808) 662-4477 or toll free (866) 623-0458

CLICK HERE TO VISIT SPIRIT OF LAHAINA ONLINE!