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:
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Henry K. Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival 2011

2011 Maui Invitational Music Festival and Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel present the Third Annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival April 29, 30 & May 1, 2011

Celebrating the music created on the Hawaiian steel guitar, the festival features free concerts, presentations, and hands-on workshops throughout the weekend at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel. For a complete schedule, visit www.aecg.org. Honoring one of “Hawai‘i’s Living Legends of Hawaiian Music,” Henry Kaleialoha Allen, the festival also features well-known Hawaiian steel guitar players, cultural enrichment specialists, and special guests.

Its namesake – honored teacher, author, and virtuoso – Henry Kaleialoha Allen, performs throughout the three day festival. He is recognized as “The Master Artist” of the Hawaiian steel guitar and Hawaiian music by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists. In 2009, Allen was recognized by the Hawaii State Senate as “Hawaiian Musician Extraordinare” and “Living Treasure” in recognition of his lifetime work on the Hawaiian steel guitar. In addition to Allen, Hawaiian steel guitarists Duke Kaleolani Ching, Greg Sardinha, and Japan‘s Kiyoshi “Lion” Kobayashi perform. Also appearing are Alan Akaka & the Islanders, Japanese singing sensation Masami Sato and, from Yokohama, Japan the Kani Ka Pila steel guitar trio.

A star-studded free concert under the stars in the Tiki Courtyard at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel beginning at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 30, is the gala event of the Festival. Henry Allen and his band “Tropical Swing” headline an evening featuring Hawaiian steel guitar players, vocalists, and hula dancers. The music continues with dancing until 10pm followed by a late night jam session.

The schedule of free workshops includes a daily hands-on Hawaiian steel guitar making class with Dr. Neil Scott (building kits are provided). He is director of the Archimedes Project at the University of Hawai‘i, a multidisciplinary research project that focuses on improving human/computer interaction strategies and technologies. Dr. Scott has developed a more affordable way to build the instrument making it more accessible to aspiring players, thus perpetuating Hawaiian steel guitar music.

Free presentations by Hawaiian cultural enrichment specialists Danny Akaka, Jr. and Aloha Keko‘olani, a tribute to Joseph Kekuku (the inventor of the Hawaiian steel guitar), and workshops and performances by festival participants are also on the schedule. For all three days, island arts and crafts, educational displays and exhibits, and Hawaiian cultural activities are presented throughout the hotel. The festival begins with the only ticketed event offered during the weekend, an exclusive opportunity to meet and talk story with Henry Kaleialoha Allen on Thursday, April 28. It ends on Sunday, May 1 at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel’s famous Sunday Champagne Brunch when some of the festival’s Hawaiian steel guitar players, hula dancers, and special guests entertain. May Day is Lei Day in Hawai‘i and the hotel celebrates the holiday in traditional island style.

The Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival is supported by Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), the County of Maui, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, West Maui Health Alliance, Jazz Alley TV and HawaiiOnTV.com. It is part of the 2011 Maui Invitational Music Festival created by the nonprofit organization AECG to provide opportunities for students to study and play alongside accomplished instructors. It includes classes and workshops that are open to musicians and vocalists of all ages. For more information and a complete schedule visit www.aecg.org.

For more details contact Kaanapali Beach Hotel at:
2525 Kaanapali Parkway – Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 661-0011

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Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel!

Welcome to our home, nestled on eleven acres along Maui’s renowned Kaanapali Beach. While you’re with us, it will be our privilege to show you our island, our Hawaiian Culture and what “Aloha” really feels like. In the way that only locals can.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel is more than just another hotel set amongst tropical gardens. Here, you’ll experience the little touches that you’d only find in any Hawaiian home, like bedspreads of Hawaiian quilt design and tropical furnishings. And always, the warmth of a smile. Because once you’re here, you’re family.

What Makes Kaanapali Beach Hotel So Special?

Check out our new honors!
Kaanapali Beach Hotel recently received top honors from well respected travel publications! These honors truly makes staying here an experience that will last a lifetime.

TravelAge West Magazine included us in their list of “Ten Beloved Hawaii Hotels”

TripAdvisor recognized us as one of the “Top 10 Family Hotels in the U.S.”

Family Vacation Critic recognized KBH as one of the “10 Best Budget-Friendly Resorts.”

About KBH

It’s easy enough to talk about being located right on Kaanapali Beach, one of the world’s best beaches. Or about how close we are to Lahaina, golf courses, and other Maui attractions, which we are. What makes us unique is our dedication to creating a place where guests can truly experience the native culture of Hawaii. We practice the time-honored values that have made Hawaii such a beacon to travelers around the world – values like hookipa (hospitality), pookela (excellence) and kokua (helpfulness). We do it because we believe in sharing not just our island with you, but our way of life. Only then would you experience the true beauty of this island.

We are recognized as “Hawaii’s Most Hawaiian Hotel.” And over the years, we’ve received recognition and awards from travel publications and organizations applauding our efforts to uphold our heritage. For us, these awards serve as incentive to raise our sights in delivering a guest experience that truly reflects our island home and native culture. So that we can share it with you.
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