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Strong Demand For The Ritz-Carton Residences, Waikiki Beach

80 Percent of the Waikiki project’s luxury residences now sold

HONOLULU – The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach affirmed its status as one of Hawaii’s most sought-after luxury residential addresses with buyers snapping up the majority of the East Tower residences last week at the opening sales events, held simultaneously in Tokyo and Waikiki.

The outpouring of early interest in the East Tower, only months after the West Tower residences sold out, indicates a healthy demand for luxury real estate in Waikiki as 80 percent of the project’s residences are now sold to buyers primarily from the United States, Japan and other parts of Asia.

“We are very pleased with the grand opening sales success, which we attribute to both Waikiki’s reputation as an exciting international urban resort destination and the strength of The Ritz-Carlton brand,” said Casey Federman, PACREP LLC’s authorized representative.

Avoid IP piracy and loss of tech and trade secrets in China

Avoid IP piracy and loss of tech and trade secrets in China

 

Family Fun Day Showcases New Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office

Family Fun Day Showcases New Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, today welcomed community members to its Family Fun Day for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes and entertainment. Visitors toured the brand-new facilities at Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Street and mingled with Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff.

In addition to games and entertainment, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s physical therapy and Vision Essentials departments, nutrition and health education services, keiki car seat and bicycle safety, and school fitness programs. Kaiser Permanente staff helped members enroll in kp.org, the innovative online resource that gives patients convenient access to their medical records and pharmacy prescriptions, and facilitates communication with their physicians.

Group 70 announces new associates Brotchie, Bungcayao, Char, Isobe and Cheng

Group 70 announces new associates Brotchie, Bungcayao, Char, Isobe and Cheng
GROUP 70 INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES DAVID BROTCHIE, MICHAEL BUNGCAYAO, RYAN CHAR, JOHNSON CHENG, AND CAREY ISOBE TO ASSOCIATE HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s leading design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) announced the promotion to associate for the following employees from its civil engineering and architecture divisions: David Brotchie, Michael Bungcayao, Ryan Char, Carey Isobe and Johnson Cheng. “Everyone has a role to play and leadership is important at all positions. These five bright young architects and civil engineers have demonstrated the type of leadership we seek in every employee and have consistently contributed fresh ideas and energy to our projects,” said G70 President Charles Kaneshiro, AIA, LEED AP. “David, Michael, Ryan, Johnson and Carey have performed at a level that allows us as company to do our best work and really innovate.

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar installs PV at no cost to  three more Oahu schools

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) has completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at three more Oahu schools: Aiea Intermediate, Jarrett Middle and Waimalu Elementary. Each Department of Education Oahu school is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

 Hawaii Pacific Solar has completed PV installation at 19 Oahu schools, and 15 Kauai schools are in process and should be completed by the end of the year.

 

HPS was awarded  Department of Education (DOE) contracts to install solar panels at 45 Oahu and Kauai schools under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) whereby the system is owned, operated and maintained by RC Energy of Denver Colorado. The installation is at no cost to DOE.

 

Y. HATA’S NEW CASH AND CARRY WHOLESALE CLUB, CHEFZONE, HIRING AND ACCEPTING FREE MEMBERSHIPS

Y. HATA’S NEW CASH AND CARRY WHOLESALE CLUB, CHEFZONE, HIRING AND ACCEPTING FREE MEMBERSHIPS

Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. is currently accepting memberships and hiring for its new ChefZone wholesale foodservice outlet opening this fall. The new 45,000 SF facility, located at 2888 Ualena Street (in the airport industrial area), is part of the company’s strategy to expand its business and fill a need for the independent food service businesses and non profits.

 

“We did our homework and found a rising popularity in cash and carry wholesale food distributors on the mainland,” said Russell Hata, chairman and CEO of Y. Hata. “We put together a dynamite team and developed ChefZone.”

 

“Hawaii is known worldwide for its independently-owned, local restaurants, food trucks and pop-up eateries that provide ono food. They may not be large enough for food service delivery and don’t have the luxury of time to make three of four daily stops to get what they need. ChefZone can be the one-stop shop for these businesses.”

 

Hawaii gas prices remain mostly stable

Hawaii gas prices remain mostly stable

According to AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch, Hawaii average gas price has gone up by a penny to $4.34 per gallon during the past week. The current price average is one cent less than last month and four cents higher than a year ago.

Honolulu’s average price stayed the same as last week at $4.31-three cents less than a month ago and 13 cents more than a year ago. In Hilo, the average gas price is $4.13 per gallon-two cents more than last week, the same price as last month ago and 18 cents less than a year ago. Wailuku’s average is $4.46 a gallon-the same price as last Thursday, a penny more than last month and six cents less than last year.