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Prince Resorts Hawaii to host benefit for Japan

May 16, 2011 - Carla Tracy

HONOLULU, HI – Prince Resorts Hawaii will gather its best chefs, award-winning cuisine and top entertainment for a fundraising dinner to benefit recent earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The event will be held on Friday, May 27th at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki’s Mauna Kea Ballroom on Oahu.

“There is still a great need in Japan for disaster relief funds, and we are pleased to provide the community with a further opportunity to lend support and aloha for the recovery while enjoying a memorable evening of fine dining, entertainment and good fellowship,” says Donn Takahashi, president of Prince Resorts Hawaii.

“Lokomaika'i for Japan,” sharing with kindness from within – the embodiment of Prince Resorts Hawaii’s culture – will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a memorable gala of food, fun and entertainment starting at 6 p.m."

Prince’s talented team of chefs include George Gomes, Jr., executive chef of Mauna Kea Resort (who many of you will remember from his days at Sarento's on the Beach and the former A Pacific Cafe on Maui); Khamtan Tanhchaleun, executive chef of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki; Masami Shimoyama, of Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki’s Hakone Restaurant; and Peter Abarcar, Jr. of Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel .

These chefs will showcase their signature dishes along with special "guest chef," Donn Takahashi. Entertainment will feature Maui's own Willie K along with Palolo with Troy Fernandez and Jon Basebase. The masters of ceremonies will be Hawaii News Now Sunrise anchor Steve Uyehara and Liz Chun, former KGMB sports director and current Pali Momi executive. he event will also feature a silent auction and a raffle giveaway of a trip for two to Las Vegas.

Proceeds will go to the Japan-American Society of Hawaii (JASH) for donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Tickets to “Lokomaika'i for Japan” are $150 for individual seating ($125 pre-sale), $1,200 for silver sponsorship and reserved tables with seating for 10, $2,500 for gold sponsorship and reserved tables with seating for 10 with served dishes and wines and $5,000 for platinum sponsors with VIP tables with seating for 10 plus served dishes and premium wines and program acknowledgement. An event, room and breakfast package is also available at $355, total for two.

Tickets are now available and reservations can be made by calling (808) 944-4488 or via email to

Prince Resorts Hawaii, Inc. operates three hotels in Hawai‘i: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The company also operates three golf courses: Hawaii Prince Golf Club, Hapuna Golf Course and Mauna Kea Golf Course.

Prince Resorts Hawaii is part of Prince Hotels, Inc. of Japan. Of interest is the company is Japan’s largest hotel operator with 40 hotels, resorts and golf courses. It is owned by Seibu Railway Co. Ltd.


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Mauna Kea Beach Resort's Executive Chef George Gomes Jr.