Resorts

Ritz Carlton Maui's Celebration of the Arts

March 29 & 30 at Picture-Perfect Kapalua

Every Spring, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua on Maui presents an astonishing array of cultural offerings over the course of a storybook weekend under the event title "Celebration of the Arts." While perched on a pine tree laden hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and neighboring isles of Lanai and Molokai, Celebration of the Arts is an incredible opportunity to delve into multiple aspects of Hawaiian culture.

Perfect Pairing: Poke, Sauvignon and a Maui Sunset

One Wailea resort sets out to indulge, explore and exploit two complimentary flavors

Sometimes, and might we stress that it isn’t often, a big resort “gets it right” and presents a unique pairing of events that is out-of-the-box and utterly enticing. Take the Makena Beach Resort in beautiful Wailea, Maui; they’ve brought together the world’s youngest master sommelier (Honolulu’s own Patrick Okubo), and that delightfully Hawaiian treat—poke—for an evening that will explore the finer aspects of both. 

Yoga, Healing, Music and Festivities on Oahu's North Shore

If you've ever wished that you could immerse yourself with premiere yoga instruction from a variety of teachers from around the globe—all without without spending a fortune on travel—your wish has come true. The annual Hawai‘i Spirit Festival, which takes place on O‘ahu's North Shore from November 4–6, is a three day celebration of yoga, music, movement and Hawaiian Culture.

Taste the Big Isle Range

Growing Food Fest Features All-Things Meat (and Delicious)

Every fall on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, ranchers, cowboys (and gals), foodies and farmers walk past a few parrots, cross over a tram track, climb a staircase, pass a fleet of bronze sculptures, head over a babbling brook and descend into an expansive ballroom inside the Hilton Waikoloa Village for the annual Taste of the Hawaiian Range and Ag Festival. This year the action takes place on Friday, September 30, and you best start saving your appetite.

Kauai Grill Celebrates One Year, Garners Loyal Following

While we like to make a practice of covering events yet-to-come in order to give esteemed readers the opportunity to attend them, this “wrap up” of a just-passed culinary extravaganza from Jean-George’s Kauai Grill at the St. Regis Princeville is well worth the space. Trumpeting their one-year anniversary last week, the resort’s food and beverage team paired with Kauai Grill chef de cuisine Colin Hazama to bring locals and hotel guests a truly innovative menu that celebrated the notion of maintaining a Hawaiian ahupua‘a.


A Heart-Warming Story of Makahiki

Maui's Most Hawaiian Hotel Celebrates a Lost Life During Makahiki Season

The Hawaiian Makahiki season is celebrated today without parallel at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, on Maui. There, employees come together for months—beginning in November—to craft an array of gifts to present to the “king” and “queen” after the New Year. This family-friendly resort holds a week-long series of festivities, including a parade, arts and cultural demonstrations, and a dinner feast open to guests and locals at the end of Makahiki.

Shelved Wailea Resort to be Branded Andaz in 2012

It’s official—supposably. The cob-webbed Wailea Renaissance hotel on Maui is now slated to be a Hyatt-branded Andaz hotel after $90 million in renovations and two years. The property, which is currently owned by Starwood Capital, was previously scheduled to be a Baccarat Resort, before the downturn in economy forced a pull-out.

Four Seasons Hualalai Offers Kamaaina Perks

There are those within the hospitality field who understand that adversity occasionally births opportunity. The fine folks at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, on the Big Island of Hawaii, fortunately happen to be some of those people. They’ve launched a “Hawaii residents” offer to stay at one of Hawaii’s top luxury resort experiences for $325 per night, plus a $100 flight credit to be used within the resort. Offer expires December 2011.

Chocolate and Truffles at Maui's Pulehu Eatery

Sticking with the truffles theme, we’ve been alerted to another event, this time on the isle of Maui. Pulehu Italian Grill is celebrating its first anniversary with a “Chocolate and Truffles Decadenza” on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Executive chef Francois Milliet will command various food stations set up around the picturesque eatery for guests to sample, of which chocolate truffles are the common theme.

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