Big Island Candies Opens New Ala Moana Store

The ever so popular Big Island Candies, has opened a new store at Ala Moana Shopping center on the second level of the mall in the Macy’s Wing.

Photo via Ala Moana Center

Photo via Ala Moana Center

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 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 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.

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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