MAUNA KEA BLOG
What to bring to the beach & what to do Planning for your trip to the beach seems to always end in the same way: what do you bring and what do you do while on the gorgeous sandy shores of Hawai’i? We know that traveling to the tropical paradise of Hawai’i Island means everything from dramatic lava landscapes to lush greenery and some of the world's most pristine beach fronts. From beautiful ocean views and soft, white sand, you’re going to want to know what to do and more importantly what to bring for your day at [...]
Island-Inspired, Served with Aloha When traveling to an ultimate, luxurious Hawaiian getaway, you’re going to want to savor every bite of your food selections. At Mauna Kea Beach Hotel you’ll find that we mix traditional Hawaiian flare with modern tastes and flavors to give our dishes a unique twist and our guests an unforgettable experience. Inspired by the island that our resort calls home, you’ll love to join our Mauna Kea restaurant family for a delicious take on Hawaiian food while discovering what makes up our quartet of restaurants and other fantastic menu items to add to your trip! Hau [...]
It's the Bee's Knees! The Month of love is here! Red and pink hearts have been filling the storefronts and this particular holiday presents a great time to bring your honey to Mauna Kea Resort! Take your sweetheart to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel when you make it an extra sweet stay in one of our rooms, or accommodations packages. Plus, don’t forget to indulge in our fantastic Mauna Kea Resort honey. Learn more about what makes our island hives flourish, how Mauna Kea is helping, and where to find honey on our menus! Home Sweet Hive Did you know that [...]
Prince Resorts Hawaii announces retirement of President Donn J. Takahashi; Names Kisan Jo as successor
O’AHU, Hawaii (February 15, 2018) – Prince Resorts Hawaii, hotel operator of three luxury properties in the Aloha State, today announced that Donn J. Takahashi has elected to retire as president of Prince Resorts Hawaii on March 31, 2018. Kisan Jo, the vice president of finance and administration at Prince Resorts Hawaii, will assume the role of president upon Takahashi’s departure. To aid in the transition, Takahashi will stay on in a senior advisory role through March 2019. Takahashi’s retirement marks the end of a 25-year run with Prince Resorts Hawaii and an illustrious 46-year career that distinguishes the hotelier as [...]
How much do you know about the early days of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel? Here are 20 fun factsabout the hotel’s origins. Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller chose the site for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel after spotting its beautiful, crescent-shaped, white sand beach from the air and subsequently going for a swim there. Before the hotel was built, there were no roads, water or electricity – just the beautiful beach, the bay and black lava. Rockefeller signed a 99-year lease with Parker Ranch for 1,800 acres. Before he started building, Rockefeller hired a crew to set up a weather station to [...]
KOHALA COAST, HI (October 25, 2017) –Mauna Kea Resort will launch its first Legacy Dinner Series on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s North Pointe Lawn. Proceeds from this and future events held as part of the new series will help fund a culinary or hospitality scholarship to be administered by the University of Hawaii Foundation. “We want to help create a pipeline of talent here in Hawaii that wants to work in our industry,” explained Mauna Kea Beach Hotel assistant food and beverage director Raymond Kanehailua, Jr., who hatched the idea. “Our new Mauna [...]
Are you looking for the perfect place for your meeting or social function? Mauna Kea Beach Hotel recently opened its brand-new Kauna‘oa Ballroom. It’s a gorgeous space with huge, floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides with beautiful views of Kauana‘oa Bay and its white sand beach, which has been called the best beach in the world. The ballroom features nearly 3,500 square feet of indoor function space, as well as outdoor pre-function areas. A lanai with a view surrounds the ballroom. There’s also a nearby open-air area with a striking mural by local artist Solomon Enos. The venue is flexible and [...]
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My wife and I were spoiled to stay in a suite at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. Situated overlooking the harbour and the stunning beaches and right on the edge of pure paradise we stayed a couple of nights here and loved every second of it.
New Zealand | July, 2016