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Ala Moana Hotel Contest Celebrates the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

Kama’aina have the opportunity to win a free two-night stay at Ala Moana Hotel

As the official hotel of the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Ala Moana Hotel will present its own prize envelope to three lucky people that correctly predict the winners of three Na Hoku award categories. Kama’aina and Pacific Business Connection members are invited to enter for a chance to win a free two-night stay in a sleek one-bedroom, ocean-view suite at Ala Moana Hotel.

2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Photo Credit: Poi Planet

2012 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.
Photo Credit: Poi Planet

“Ala Moana Hotel is proud to be the official hotel of the 36th annual Na Hoku Hanohano awards,” said Marty Milan, Ala Moana Hotel’s director of sales and marketing. “To celebrate Hawaii’s biggest night in music, our island residents are encouraged to stop by and take a guess at who might bring home the gold for a chance to win a two-night stay here at Ala Moana Hotel.”

“And the Winner is…”

The 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Saturday, May 25. Kama’aina and Pacific Business Connection members have until Friday, May 24 to correctly guess the winner in three categories of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and be entered to receive a free two-night stay at Honolulu’s Landmark Hotel. All eligible entry forms with three correct guesses in the categories of ‘female vocalist of the year,’ ‘male vocalist of the year’ and ‘group of the year,’ qualify for the random drawing that will determine the three prize recipients.

Qualified entrants must be 21 years or more at the time of entry and legal residents of the State of Hawaii or Pacific Business Connection guests. Participants may pick up a form at the front desk and can vote once per day. All completed forms must be returned to the front desk by midnight on Friday, May 24. The drawing will take place on Friday, May 31. No purchase necessary to participate in this sweepstakes. Official contest rules for the “And the Winner is…” contest are available upon request at the Ala Moana Hotel front desk. 

For the latest news and updates, follow Ala Moana Hotel on Twitter at: @AlaMoanaHotel and Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AlaMoanaHotel.

Ala Moana Hotel Offering Opportunities Surrounding the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards – Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

As the official hotel of the 35th annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Ala Moana Hotel announced today that it is offering three opportunities for kama‘aina to win valuable prizes surrounding the Festival – including the chance to be on stage and present a Hoku award to a winner.

The three contests are as follows:

“And the Winner is…”

Correctly guess the winner in five categories of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and be entered to receive a free two-night stay in a one-bedroom, ocean-view suite at Ala Moana Hotel. Entrants who correctly guess the five winners will qualify for the random drawing that will determine the three prize recipients.

Qualified entrants must be age 21 and over at the time of entry and legal residents of the State of Hawaii.

Entry forms may be requested at the front desk of Ala Moana Hotel and must be submitted by May 26, 2012.

“Once in a Lifetime”
Hawaiian-music lovers can submit a written statement of 50-words or less on why they want to win this grand prize, consisting of all-day passes for the two-day Na Hoku Hanohano Workshops, two-night accommodations in a one-bedroom suite at Ala Moana Hotel, attend the Awards dinner – and be a presenter – at the televised 35th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards on May 27, 2012. Select entries will be considered qualified, and eligible for this “Once in a Lifetime” random drawing. In addition to the grand prize, four winners will be awarded two all-day passes for both days of the Na Hoku Hanohano Music Festival Workshops. Qualified entrants are limited to legal residents of the State of Hawaii age 18 and over. Enter by sending an email to sales@alamoanahotel.com between the dates of May 9 to May 17, 2012.

Hawaiian 105 KINE Contest
Hawaiian-music radio station 105 KINE will be conducting a Na Hoku Hanohano Awards-themed contest in partnership with Ala Moana Hotel from May 14 to May 25, 2012. KINE’s listeners can tune in weekdays during this period and answer a question about Ala Moana Hotel for the chance to be a winner.

Answers can be found on www.AlaMoanaHotel.com. Each daily winner will receive one all-day pass for both days of the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Workshops and one complimentary night in a Waikiki Tower ocean-view room at Ala Moana Hotel. From the daily winners, one grand-prize winner will be selected to also receive two tickets to the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Dinner and the chance to spend time with the KINE staff and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners. Qualified entrants are limited to legal residents of the State of Hawaii and active duty military and dependents age 18 and over.

Official contest rules for“And the Winner is….” and “Once in a Lifetime” contests are available upon request at the Ala Moana Hotel front desk.

For the latest news and updates, follow Ala Moana Hotel on Twitter at: @AlaMoanaHotel and
Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AlaMoanaHotel.

ABOUT ALA MOANA HOTEL
Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu’s landmark hotel, offers contemporary hotel accommodations for business and leisure travelers. This upscale Honolulu hotel features Plantation Café, Royal Garden and YuZu restaurants, meeting and banquet facilities, energetic Rumours nightclub, and expansive pool deck, sauna and fitness center. Ala Moana Hotel adjoins Ala Moana Center, America’s largest open-air shopping mall, and is just steps to the Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Beach Park. For more information about Ala Moana Hotel, or to make reservations, please visit www.AlaMoanaHotel.com.

Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced

The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts (“HARA”) presents the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards (“LTA”) on May 5th, at the Ala Moana Hotel, and is proud to honor the following outstanding individuals and groups (in alphabetical order):

THE ALIIS
Since the 1960’s, The Aliis, in all forms, remain as legendary royalty in Hawaii’s musical history.  Through the years, members included Rudy Aquino, Benny Chong, Joe Mundo, Manny Lagodlagod, Al Akana, Carlos Barboza, Bobby King, Danny Couch, and L.D. Cabral.

PUA ALMEIDA
Pua Almeida, hanai son and protégé of prolific composer John Kameaaloha Almeida, was a gifted guitarist, bassist, and steel guitarist, with an exceptional tenor voice.  In Pua’s relatively brief life, he tirelessly performed his beloved Hawaiian music and recorded a musical legacy for future generations to enjoy.

FRANK DELIMA
Since imitating his Chinese babysitter’s Hakkah dialect at the age of 5, Frank Delima has kept the people of Hawaii laughing with his kind-spirited ethnic humor.  In 1980, Delima created the Frank De Lima Student Enrichment Program, combining his comedic ability with his Catholic Youth Organization experience to work with children.

WAYNE HARADA
Countless successes got their first break in the column inches of Wayne Harada’s Showbiz columns.  The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts gratefully acknowledges the lifetime of contributions to Hawaii’s entertainment community by a man who stood at the center of it all for over four decades

ALICE JOHNSON
Many of the anthems that we sing in tribute to Maui island’s majestic mountains, verdant valleys, and brilliant beaches were composed by “Aunty Alice Johnson.”  Known as the “Songbird of Maui,” her lilting soprano voice could soar above both combos and choirs, alike, as she shared her own special songs in praise of the Valley Isle of Maui.

KIMO KAHOANO
The consummate emcee, entertainer, TV and radio personality, and actor, James Halolena Kahoano, Jr. has led a distinguished and unique career that has spanned decades and the globe.  In 1977, Krash Kealoha, Honolulu Skylark, and Kimo Kahoano began the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards as a radio promotion, and 35 years later, the “Hokus” continue to thrive.

MOE KEALE
A full-blooded native Hawaiian born on Niihau, Wilfred Nalani “Moe” Keale is revered as an integral part of the Hawaiian music renaissance and a key player in the rediscovery of Hawaiian values.  He will be remembered as an entertainer, an actor, and a healer.

THE LIM FAMILY
The first version of The Lim Family consisted of Elmer Lim, Sr. (dad) on rhythm guitar, Mary Ann Neula Lim (mom) and Nanette (Nani) on ukulele, Elmer, Jr. (Sonny) on guitar, and Charmaine on bass.  When Charmaine left for college, Lorna was recruited at age 13 to step in on bass.  The Lim Family has excelled in every aspect of Hawaiian music and dance, and gained world acclaim, but continue to represent strong Hawaiian family values.

IHILANI MILLER
Ihilani Miller, “The Voice of the South Pacific,” is remembered as one of Hawaii’s most cherished “aunties” of Hawaiian music.  The talented dancer, singer and composer performed on the mainland for several years, including appearances on “The Ed  Sullivan Show” and “The Perry Como Show,” and also perfomed in Europe and throughout Hawaii.

NALANI OLDS
Nalani-alua Yvonne Olds has distinguished herself as a singer, dancer, musician, composer, producer, director, actress, recording artist, and lecturer on Hawaiian history and culture.  She has sung with Royal Hawaiian Band, performed at Carnegie Hall, and toured nationally and internationally.

BETTY LOO TAYLOR
Nicknamed “Lady Fingers,” Betty Loo Taylor’s parents recognized her gift at the age of 3.  Decades and countless accomplishments and recognitions later, she continues to perform regularly in Waikiki on the weekends, and at special engagements.  She has accompanied local and international jazz greats, such as Jimmy Borges, Ethel Azama, Melveen Leed, Azure McCall, Anita O’Day, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Al Jarreau, and many more.

ROYAL HAWAIIAN BAND –2012 INDUSTRY AWARD HONOREES
Its history parallels the history of Hawaii itself, from an independent Monarchy, to a Republic, to an American territory, and finally, to the Fiftieth State of the United States of America.  The history of the band and its bandmasters are the foundation of band music in Hawaii.  Today, under the direction of Clark Bright, the Royal Hawaiian Band continues to be the only full-time municipal band in the United States.

2011 Lifetime Achievement Award went to Jacqueline Leilani “Skylark” Rossetti for her extensive work in promoting Hawaiian Music.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

WHO:       HARA 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREES

WHAT:     HARA 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

WHEN:     SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
10:00 a.m.  Doors Open (Media may check in at “Media Check-In” table)
10:15 a.m.  No-host Cocktail Reception
10:30 a.m.  Performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band, 2012 Industry Award Honoree.
11:15 a.m.  Pule and Lunch
11:45 p.m.  Program Begins

  • 11:45 a.m. –  First five LTA tributes and the Royal Hawaiian Band tribute for the Industry Award.(Order:  Royal Hawaiian Band, Alice Johnson, Ihilani Miller, Nalani Olds, Pua Almeida, and The Lim Family)
  • 12:20 p.m. –  Performance by The Lim Family
  • 12:30 p.m. –  Formal presentation of Hoku LTA Award by HARA President and others.
  • 12:45 p.m. –  Performance by Betty Loo Taylor and Friends
  • 12:55 p.m. –  Second set of six LTA tributes (Order: Betty Loo Taylor, Wayne Harada, Frank Delima, Moe Keale, Kimo Kahoano and The Aliis)
  • 1:25 p.m. –  Performance by The Aliis
  • 1:35 p.m. –  Formal presentation of Hoku LTA Award by HARA President and others.
  • 2:00 p.m. –  Hawaii Aloha

WHERE:    Ala Moana Hotel

HOW:       Tickets are $100 General, $85 Kamaaina, $75 HARA Members

For Na Hoku Hanohano event and ticket information, please:  Go to www.nahokumusicfestival.com or call HARA at (808) 593-9424.  E-mail info@nahokumusicfestival.com

“We hope the public will join us in honoring these truly great individuals and groups that have made a major impact on Hawaii’s music and entertainment industries.  Tickets are available online or by calling or emailing HARA,” said Kuuipo Kumukahi, HARA President.  “We also want to say ‘mahalo’ to Hailama Farden for coordinating this special event, and to Ala Moana Hotel for their support and hospitality.”

ABOUT NA HOKU HANOHANO AWARDS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Part of the month-long Mele Mei 2012, and sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts, Ala Moana Hotel and other partners, this music festival offers the public a unique chance to experience a rich cultural interchange, making the connections between music, our culture, and the spirit of aloha, through interesting and unique workshops, demonstrations, performances and exhibitions, as follows:

DATE                     EVENT                                                 LOCATION
Friday, April 27      Public Opening Event & Media Day     The Willows
Saturday, May 5    Lifetime Achievement Awards            Ala Moana Hotel
Friday, May 25       Workshops, Day 1                                  Hawaii Convention Center
Saturday, May 26   Workshops, Day 2                                  Hawaii Convention Center
Sunday, May 27      Na Hoku Hanohano Awards                  Hawaii Convention Center

ABOUT ALA MOANA HOTEL
Ala Moana Hotel – The Kamaaina Favorite, is the “Official Hotel of the 35th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards and Music Festival.”  Renowned for its exceptional island hospitality, Ala Moana Hotel presents guests with a host of impressive amenities and services.  The upscale property offers a collection of diverse in-house dining options, contemporary meeting and banquet facilities, a relaxing lounge and energetic nightclub, as well as an expansive pool deck, sauna and fitness center.   Centrally located, Ala Moana Hotel is nearby famous Waikiki Beach, adjacent to Ala Moana Center, the largest open-air mall in America, across from the Hawaii Convention Center and a short stroll to picturesque Ala Moana Beach Park.

For more information on Ala Moana Hotel, please visit www.alamoanahotel.com.  Festival participants must call (808) 955-4811 to get the special Na Hoku Hanohano rates – just ask for the “Hokus” rates.  These rates will be honored May 23-30, 2012, only.

ABOUT MELE MEI
Started in May 2011, Mele Mei is a month-long celebration of the unique music of Hawaii.  It encompasses workshops, concerts, award ceremonies, and even a Guinness World Record attempt, and culminates with the Na Hoku Hanohano Music Festival and 35th Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.  The 2012 Mele Mei events will be held throughout Waikiki at various hotels, on the beach, at restaurants, the Hawaii Convention Center, and other venues.  For more information, please visit www.melemei.com.

Ala Moana Hotel to Offer Rooms at Rate Equal to the Combined Score of the Super Bowl

Ala Moana Hotel has caught football fever, sacking room rates so visitors can score a super deal. In celebration of Super Bowl XLVI, Ala Moana Hotel will offer 46 ocean-view room nights every day for 46 days, at a special rate equal to the final combined score of the big game.

The Ala Moana Hotel

As the New England Patriots and New York Giants battle on the gridiron to be this year’s Super Bowl champions, hopeful Ala Moana Hotel fans will have even more to cheer about!   The final combined game score is destined to be an epic deal!  Since the year 2000, the lowest combined score has been 31 with the highest 69.

“No matter which team is your favorite, Ala Moana Hotel wants you to be a winner with this exciting special offer.  We’re game to provide deluxe accommodations in the heart of Honolulu at a super value,” said Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing for Ala Moana Hotel.

THE GAME PLAN:

  • Ala Moana Hotel’s Super Bowl 46 rate will be determined after the conclusion of the”Super Sequel” Super Bowl championship game on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
  • The Super Bowl 46 rate will be announced Monday, February 6, 2012.
  • For 46 days, from March 1 to April 15, 2012, the hotel will sell 46 room nights of its Waikiki Tower ocean-view rooms at this rate.
  • Score this rate by going to www.AlaMoanaHotel.com/SuperBowl46 starting February 7, 2012, at 10 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time to book a stay within the 46-day period from March 1 – April 15, 2012.
  • No phone reservations will be taken. Each non-refundable booking is on a first come, first-served basis and requires a three-night minimum to five-night maximum stay.

“Fans looking to participate in our ‘pigskin promotion’ should act swiftly, as soon as reservations are open, because rooms are sure to sell quickly,” added Milan.

Ala Moana Hotel is conveniently located at the gateway to Waikiki. Physically connected to the world’s largest open-air retail mall, hotel guests can stroll over to Ala Moana Center for a shopping spree, then come back and relax at the hotel’s first-class facilities.  The expansive poolside sundeck is perfect for working on a tan and the fully equipped fitness center for working up a sweat.  On-site Plantation Café offers a breakfast buffet, Royal Garden features Chinese dim sum for lunch and dinner, and all-new YuZu presents innovative contemporary Japanese cuisine for lunch and dinner. Even dance the night away at popular Rumours nightclub on Fridays and Saturdays.

The mystery Super Bowl 46 rate is per room, per night, based on single or double occupancy only. A credit card is required as a guarantee for the full amount of room and tax. Reservations may not be changed and cancellations are non-refundable. Rates and specials cannot be combined with other offers and are subject to availability and change. Additional restrictions may apply. For additional information, visit www.AlaMoanaHotel.com/SuperBowl46.

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