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Courtyard by Marriott Maui Kahului Airport Hotel celebrates grand opening
July 13, 2012 - Carla Tracy
The Central Maui area near Kahului Airport and big box stores such as Costco was jumping on Thursday evening with the grand opening party sounds of the 138-room Courtyard by Marriott Maui Kahului Airport Hotel.
”More than 100 dignitaries enjoyed a traditional Hawaiian blessing followed by an outdoor party featuring colorful Japanese taiko drummers, hip-swaying Hawaiian music and dazzling hula performances by Kumu Hula Makaala and Halau Hula Wehena o Ke Ao and the worldrenowned Tihati dancers.” says publicist Bernie Caalim of McNeil Wilson.
“Island inspired cuisine featuring locally grown products added to the festivities in the tiki-torch lit lawn area adjacent to the hotel. Among the notable guests were Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa and his wife Ann, hotel developer and builder Bob Olson, members of the Maui County Council and leading Hawaii tourism officials.”
”As part of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve, a corporate program designed to foster goodwill in the community, Courtyard by Marriott Maui Kahului Airport and R.D. Olson Development did a check presentation for $5,000 to the Maui Food Bank."
One of the best parts of the hotel was the fire pit out by the pool; and the contemporary bistro, where you can meet your friends before or after the airport. (Or after gassing up at the new Costco gas station across the street.)
The walk-up counter allows for quick service and the interior design dishes up lots of fun places to sit and hang out.
“The hotel also features a lounge and bar, gazebo, guest laundry, surfboard storage building, and The Market for snacks and refreshment open 24/7.”
”A user-friendly lobby space replaces the traditional check in counter with welcome podiums to allow for more personal and private interactions when guests are checking in. A signature element of the new lobby is the exclusive Courtyard interactive GoBoard™, a 57-inch LCD touch screen packed with local information, maps, weather and news, business and sports headlines,” continues Caalim. “The lobby business center allows guests to check email and print important documents, while semi-enclosed Media Pods featuring individually controlled flat-panel TVs offer guests a place to work, meet, or relax.”
“In celebration of the opening, Courtyard Maui Kahului Airport’s is offering travelers a special introductory rate of USD $179 per night. The offer is good through Oct. 31. Hawaii residents should also ask about kaamaina rates.
Restrictions may apply. For reservations, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada (877)-852-1880 or visit Courtyard Website.
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GM C. Kaleo Kenui with owner-developer Bob Olson Carla Tracy photo