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H&M to open first Hawaii store

H&M to open first Hawaii store

H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), will open its first location in the state of Hawaii on March 27 at noon. The flagship store, located in the Waikiki Business Plaza, will feature 31,000 square feet of fashion!

“We are truly excited to open our first location in the islands at this iconic shopping location in Waikiki,” said Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M. “People from across the globe travel to Hawaii to experience its very special culture and an environment that is unlike any other in the US or in the world. Our new flagship location will be a great addition to the luxury retail mix on Kalakaua Avenue, giving residents and tourists alike great choices in fashion with great value.”

Opening new stores across the country allows H&M to support local economies where they operate stores. 160 local employees have been hired for the new location, including 20 people that will return from the mainland home to Hawaii.

American Marketing Association Hawaii Recognizes Hawaiian Host as Marketer of the Year

American Marketing Association Hawaii Recognizes Hawaiian Host as Marketer of the Year

The Hawaii chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Hawaii) announced today the winners of its 37th annual AMA Hawaii Marketer of the Year awards. Taking the top award for marketing in 2013 was Hawaiian Host, Inc. who will be recognized with the Marketer of the Year award.

Additional honorees include Hospice Hawaii, for Best Non-Profit Marketing, Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. for Best Marketing of a New Product or Service, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. for Best E-Marketing, Focus Opus for Best Rebrand Marketing and Hawaii Fashion Incubator for Best Marketing of an Event.

All companies and organizations will be recognized at AMA Hawaii’s annual Hawaii Marketer of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki on April 10. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.amahawaii.org/moy.

Join McDonald's restaurants of Hawaii in supporting Hawaii robotics with egg McMuffin purchase

HONOLULU – McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii is asking its customers to support the 7th Annual FIRST in Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition through the purchase of Egg McMuffin® sandwiches and Egg McMuffin® Extra Value Meals.

The FIRST in Hawaii Regional Robotics Competition partners engineering professionals with Hawaii students to solve robotics problems in an intense, competitive way. (FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”) Approximately 30 Hawaii teams will take part in the regional competition.

Celebrate the End of Tax Season with Ala Moana Hotel's Form of the 1040

Celebrate the End of Tax Season with Ala Moana Hotel's Form of the 1040

This spring, kamaaina and visitors alike who feel overtaxed can find relief and relaxation by booking a stay at the Ala Moana Hotel for an unbelievable rate of just $10 per night. For 40 nights, from April 1 to May 10, 2014, Ala Moana Hotel will set aside 20 ocean view hotel rooms per night to sell at $10 per night. Perfect for guests looking to take a Hawaiian holiday or enjoy a fun staycation, each non-refundable booking simply requires a three- to five-night stay at Honolulu’s Landmark Hotel.

 

“Tax season can be a stressful time of year, so we hope that guests take advantage of this generous offer and pay themselves back by enjoying a relaxing stay at our hotel,” said Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing for the Ala Moana Hotel. “Offering rooms for just $10 per night provides an extraordinary value for our guests and a fun way to celebrate the end of tax season without spending your entire refund check.”

 

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra joins Maestro Roger Nierenberg in special ‘Music Paradigm’ event

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra joins Maestro Roger Nierenberg in special ‘Music Paradigm’ event

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra will join acclaimed Conductor/Creator/Author Roger Nierenberg in a presentation of his unique interactive learning experience, The Music Paradigm, on Thursday, March 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center, Room 311.

Kahala Mall welcomes Quiksilver Board Room

Kahala Mall welcomes Quiksilver Board Room

HONOLULU –  Kahala Mall today welcomes Quiksilver Board Room to East Oahu’s most popular shopping and dining center. The new, 1,145-square-foot store in the former Kahala Lifestyles space recently opened catering to adult water enthusiasts and is also the official showroom for Wade Tokoro surfboards.

“Wade is one of the greatest surfboard shapers in the world today, especially for the Hawaiian waters, and we’re excited to showcase his boards alongside the latest water sports clothing and accessories on the markeQuiksilver Board Room, as well as the popular Up & Riding store at Kahala Mall. “We know Kahala Mall is one of the better locations for our new venture to reach both locals and tourists alike.”

Ukulele Picnic Celebrates Six Years of Making Music

Ukulele Picnic Celebrates Six Years of Making Music

HONOLULU, HAWAII — As Hawaii looks to make the ukulele its state instrument, event coordinators are hard at work preparing for an annual event that celebrates it. Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii, an event that aims to share the ukulele with people of all ages from around the world, will take place May 23 – 25, 2014. The weekend includes three signature events: a fundraising concert on May 23, an international ukulele contest on May 24, and the 6th Annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii on May 25.

"The ukulele is not just a beautiful instrument, but a symbol to the world of Hawaii and its aloha spirit,” said Ukulele Picnic promoter Kazuyuki Sekiguchi. “The Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii works to share the gift of the ukulele with the world – today with song and one day in the near future with the Ukulele Museum.”