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The Kāhala Hotel and Resort presents
“Memories of the Maile Room Gala”

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit, Wai‘alae Ballroom
5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation, Maile Ballroom

The Kāhala Hotel and Resort in honoring legendary performing artists such as Danny Kaleikini, who for decades delighted kamaʻāina, international visitors, dignitaries and celebrities with their beautiful Hawaiian songs and stories that enticed many to return year after year. Today’s popular Hawaiian entertainers who proudly carry on that legacy will be featured during the “Memories of the Maile Room Gala” including Raʻiātea Helm and students of Kamehameha Schools.
A special dinner menu by executive chef Jonathan Mizukami will also be served, featuring a tasting menu of locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

The event places a spotlight on the important service our “Keepers of the Maunalua Bay Community” provide in environmental conservation, perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and climate resiliency programs from Kūpikipikiʻo (southern tip of Diamond Head) to ʻIhiʻihilauākea (western tip of Koko Crater) mauka to the Koʻolau Mountain Range and around the globe.

Award Recipients

Maunalua Kama‘āina Award

Nainoa Thompson

Polynesian Voyaging Society

Maunalua Konohiki Award

Laura Thompson (19252020)

& Chris Cramer

Co-Founder / Executive Director
Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center

Mālama Honua Award

Celeste Connors

Chief Executive Officer
Hawai‘i Green Growth
UN Local2030 Hub

Conservation Award

JC Watson

Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

Maunalua Cultural
Preservation Award

Ann Marie Kirk


Kahu ‘Āina Certificate
of Recognition

Kaimuki Middle School

Event Title Sponsors

Event Organizer

Since 2018, Kamehameha Schools and The Kahala Hotel & Resort have worked in partnership to address crucial concerns in education, environmental conservation, cultural preservation, and our local economy. Together, they are organizing this event to support the efforts of nearby schools and nonprofits working to improve the Maunalua Bay community.

Resorttrust develops and operates public and membership-based hotels, golf courses, membership-based medical diagnostic and treatment support centers. The company, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange, operates 47 hotels. The Kāhala Hotel & Resort is Resorttrust’s first overseas hotel and is operated by local subsidiary Resorttrust Hawaii, LLC.

Event Organizer

The Kāhala Initiative of Sustainability Culture and the Arts was born out of The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s commitment to preserving our land, ocean and culture for generations to come. Its sustainability programs work to protect the environment and preserve the Native Hawaiian culture for generations to come.

Award Sponsors

Maunalua Kamaʻāina Award

Through the HEI family of companies, we aim to put Hawai‘i at the forefront of clean energy, create a sustainable and growing local economy, and allow our families and communities to flourish.

Mālama Honua Award

Carlsmith Ball has been part of the evolving legal landscape for the past 165 years, providing clients with the tools and innovative solutions they need to succeed.

Maunalua Conservation Award

The Hawaiian Airlines Team Kokua Program demonstrates the hospitality and aloha of Hawaiian Airlines for the communities we serve by improving the lives of our neighbors and caring for the land that sustains us all.

Table Sponsors

R&H Healy Family

Event Supporters

Non-Profit Exhibitors

Hawai‘i Green Growth

Jean Charlot Foundation

Kealakai Center – Pacific Strings Museum

Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

Kupa’āina o Kuliʻouʻou

Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui

Mālama Maunalua

Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center

Maunalua.net / Story Catcher

Pauahi Foundation

Polynesian Voyaging Society

Protect & Preserve Hawai‘i

UH Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology

For more information or to become a sponsor, email kahalaresort@kahalaresort.com

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Families are Forever

With plenty of onsite activities, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is the perfect island getaway for you and your keiki (children).

Day 1: Fun In The Sun

  • Soak up the warm Hawaiian sunshine at our outdoor pool and hot tub. Rent a cabana for the day so you can lounge peacefully while the kids make a splash. With pool toys available for purchase, they’ll never run out of things to do! When you get hungry, there’s no need to go far. Enjoy a light meal at our poolside restaurant, Seaside Grill.
  • In the afternoon, get to know the playful Bottlenose Dolphins who live in our natural water lagoon. This experience is fun for the whole family, and you’ll get to feed, play and swim with these amazing creatures. Learn more about our partner, Dolphin Quest.
  • End the day with an oceanside dinner at Plumeria Beach House. Enjoy fresh island-inspired cuisine as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Day 2: Explore Waikiki

  • In the morning, let the kids indulge their creativity at our weekly Hawaiian Culture Classes, which include lei making, lauhala weaving and more.* View the calendar.
  • While they learn, why not treat yourself to a relaxing Couples Massage at the Kahala Spa? We are proud to partner with Aloha Sitters to offer child-sitting services so you can give yourself a much-deserved break. View spa services.
  • After a quick lunch at Plumeria Beach House, hop on our complimentary shuttle to the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki. From there, it’s a short walk to the Waikiki Aquarium or Honolulu Zoo where your family can spend the afternoon marveling at the creatures of the deep or meeting friendly beasts from around the world.
  • Head back to your room to freshen up and enjoy cocktails and dinner service at The Veranda. Enjoy live music from local musicians every Thursday - Saturday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Learn more.
    *Activities are subject to change. Please see our events calendar for more information.

Day 3: Snorkel & Beach Adventure

  • Wake up bright and early to go snorkeling at the legendary Hanauma Bay. Please note that reservations must be made in advance to enter the park.
  • Return home to spend a golden afternoon on the secluded beach in front of our hotel, where the gentle waves are safe for all ages. For your convenience, we offer beach gear including snorkels and fins, bodyboards, kayaks and paddle boards.
  • Create lasting memories with a sunset photo session on the beach. As a guest, you can book a 45-minute photo shoot on our grounds with Pacific Dream Photography. Learn more.
  • Afterward, tuck into a delicious meal at Arancino’s, voted Best Italian Restaurant in Hawaii.

Sunset Sweethearts

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is a top destination for honeymoons and anniversaries. Celebrate your love with a romantic retreat to paradise.

Day 1: Discover Kahala

  • Wake up to the relaxing Hawaiian tradewinds blowing through your suite and stunning views of the mountains or sea.
  • Don’t let this luxury go to waste. Order our Grand Breakfast service delivered to your door for one-of-a-kind breakfast in bed. View menu.
  • In the afternoon, rent a pair of our cruiser bikes to explore the beautiful neighborhood of Kahala and soak in the gorgeous views. Stop by Kahala Mall to browse the stores and recharge with a light meal or beverage, or see a movie.
  • Rest a while and freshen up, then change into your evening attire and make your way to The Veranda, our open-air dining room. Visit Thursday - Saturday to sip delicious Mai Tais while listening to live entertainment by Hawaii’s top local talent.

Day 2: Indulge Your Senses

  • On your second day, rent a car at our on-property car rental desk and head west for a leisurely drive around Diamond Head. If it’s a Saturday, stop by the KCC Farmer’s Market to sample fresh produce and browse handcrafted gifts. Afterward, continue on to the eclectic neighborhood of Kaimuki, known for its vibrant art and food scene.
  • After returning for a short nap, head to the Kahala Spa for our signature Romance Treatment, which includes a customized full-body massage, a deep soak tub with rose petals and a soothing facial.
  • At sunset, head down to Hoku’s for a decadent four-course dinner. With views of the ocean and a selection of wine fines, it’s the perfect place end a night a paradise.

Day 3: Lover’s Retreat

  • On your last morning, indulge in a late start to your day.
  • After brunch at Plumeria Beach House, head to the Honolulu Museum of Art for a guided tour of Shangri La, a historic Islamic-inspired estate perched on Black Point.
  • Return back home to rest, or read a good book by the pool.
  • At golden hour, take a romantic walk on our stunning shoreline, hand-in-hand. Have your cocktails hand-delivered from Seaside Grill as you enjoy happy hour on the beach.
  • For dinner, book a table for two at Arancino’s and savor the elegant flavors of Italy over a bottle of wine.