We’re elated to share that Ka‘iulani Blankenfeld has been selected to serve as our Director of Hawaiian Culture. In this new position, Ka‘iulani will lead a strategic initiative to create and enhance our property’s Hawaiian programs and practices. Born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, Ka‘iulani can trace her genealogy to the first native Hawaiians who settled in Hawai‘i. An experienced hula practitioner, lei maker and storyteller, she embraces the kuleana (responsibility) of sharing the rich cultural heritage of Hawai‘i with our guests to preserve and protect the Hawaiian culture. Please join us in congratulating Ka‘iulani in this new role! 🌺
How would you like to feast on the finest locally-sourced fare on Hawaii Island? Your chance to win a $200 gift certificate to our fine-dining restaurant, Brown's Beach House, starts today! To enter: Simply follow @BrownsBeachHouse on its new Instagram page and tag a friend in the comment section below! One lucky winner will be randomly selected on March 29! Good luck, happy dining and MAHALO!
We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by toasting to our local wahine (women) artisans at tomorrow’s pop-up market with Ladies Artisan Market ! Join us at Luana Lounge from 3pm-7pm on March 8th and enjoy art from local vendors, live entertainment by Ninamarie Jeffrey and wine tastings from female winemakers!
It’s our kuleana (responsibility) to care for the community and you helped us do just that! Your participation in our #TreesofHope campaign raised $3,340 to assist in giving homeless keiki on Hawaii Island hygiene kits, gifts and a celebration this holiday season. And a special mahalo to our participating local businesses for making generous contributions to this cause - Paradise Helicopters, Ainahua Florals, KapohoKine Adventures, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters and Sunshine Helicopters!
In regards to recent volcanic activity taking place on the east side of Hawaii Island, please be advised that impacted areas are limited to lower Puna. This remote area is approximately 100 miles from the Kohala Coast, where the island’s major visitor accommodations and resorts are located. Guests at the Fairmont Orchid resort and surrounding areas are not impacted. Air quality in our area is considered good. The Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (west) and Hilo International Airport (east) continue to operate normally.
Fairmont Orchid is honored to host a Hōkūle‘a Panel Presentation: Ohana Holomoana 76' Crew, on Sat May 5th in our Grand Ballroom. Join us at this family-friendly complimentary community event from 5:30-8:30pm featuring canoe activities, video showing of Hōkūle‘a's worldwide voyage, and meet the crew of the 1976 maiden voyage.