Dolphin Days Summer Fest at Hilton Waikoloa Village
More than 30 of Hawaii's top chefs will dish out culinary magic at the Great Waikoloa Food, Wine and Music Festival at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on Saturday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is one of Hawaii's best food and wine extravaganzas and is the culmination of the twelfth Annual Dolphin Days Summer Fest, a four-day celebration from June 22 - 25 that also features a mahalo reception, radio remote broadcasting, dolphin program, luau, golf and tennis tournaments and benefit auctions.
The event benefits both the Hawaii Shriners Hospital for Children and Pacific Marine Life Foundation. Over the past 11 years, Dolphin Days at Hilton Waikoloa Village has donated more than $450,000 to these two highly deserving organizations. Go to www.dolphindays.com for tickets and more information, or call (808) 886-1234.
Fairmont Orchid Fifth Night Free Promotion
The luxurious Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, an oceanfront AAA Four-Diamond resort on the Kohala Coast, is offering a Fifth Night Free promotion now through December 20, based on availability. Rates start at $329 a night, double occupancy. Go to www.fairmont.com/orchid for more information, or call toll-free (800) 845-9905.
Naniloa Volcanoes Resort News
The new Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on beautiful Hilo Bay has begun its transformation into East Hawaii's only upscale hotel. Renovation has started on the Mauna Kea Wing and will be conducted two floors at a time, beginning with the top floors. The Polynesian Room renovation is also well underway and it is projected to open in August as Hilo's premier oceanfront seafood restaurant.
The Naniloa Volcanoes Resort's nine-hole executive golf course reopened May 1, 2006, under the guidance of the new golf course manager PGA Pro Ray Demello. The Naniloa Volcanoes Resort will offer special golf/room and golf/meal packages to attract both local and out-of-state visitors. Please call (808) 959-6002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has "adopted" a local hula halau (dance troupe), which now holds practices on resort grounds every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and every Wednesday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to sit, watch, enjoy and take photographs as adults and keiki (children) from Halau Kala'akeakauikawekiu work diligently with their kumu (teacher) to perfect the intricate hand and foot movements unique to hula, while expressing the hula's deep emotion. For information, call (808) 326-7820 or e-mail Vicky@current-events.com
Mauna Lani Resort's Ke Kumu `O Mauna Lani Celebration
Mauna Lani Resort's renowned Ke Kumu O Mauna Lani celebration is underway June 8 - 12, and welcomes the return of Hawaiian cultural masters and recognized health and wellness experts from across the country, including world-renowned meditation expert Roger Gabriel.
He will guide the audience through meditation techniques, including powerful Vedic mantras, chanting, breathing and gentle movements, helping them to reconnect with their essence and rekindle the inner light. Mauna Lani Resort offers many peaceful, spiritual locations where guests can meditate, including the spa lava tube and near the ancient Hawaiian fishpond. For more locations, and for information on room and seminar packages, call (800) 367-2323 or visit www.maunalani.com