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Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa Celebrates Stylish Grand Opening

Fireworks and fanfare painted a colorful grand opening at Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa on April 16, with the seamless integration of Hawaiian and Mauritian cultures making this celebration a true milestone in Outrigger’s 66-year history.

The Republic of Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, located 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa is the company’s 46th property now open or under development in a total of eight countries. The festive celebration was a capstone to a nine-month, multi-million dollar renovation of the 181 all sea-view room beachfront resort.

Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Skyline Eco-Adventures Hosts Oldest-Ever Zipline Participant

Skyline Eco-Adventures, Hawaii’s award-winning zipline company and operator of the first zipline course in the United States, recently hosted its oldest-ever zipline participant at its Haleakala location.

Nels Gerhard Glesne, a 98-year-old Maui resident, completed all five lines of the course, which includes towering eucalyptus trees and a swinging bridge in beautiful upcountry Maui. Glesne, who was born in 1916 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is a World War II veteran and retired forester. He moved to Maui in August 2013 and has three daughters, one son, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was married for 69 ½ years.

“I am the luckiest man alive – a cat has nine lives, and I’ve had 11,” said Glesne, who also plays tennis regularly.

Outrigger Enterprises Group Drives 86% More Mobile Bookings with Website Optimized by Mobify

Outrigger Enterprises Group Drives 86% More Mobile Bookings with Website Optimized by Mobify

Customers ready to book their next stay in paradise will find decision-making and booking easier than ever by using the new Outrigger Hotels and Resorts smartphone-optimized website powered by Mobify. The mobile website provides up-to-date property information, packages and special offers for 35 Outrigger properties across Asia-Pacific, Oceania and the Indian Ocean, and allows Outrigger’s mobile customers, who represent nearly 30 percent of total website viewers, the ability to make hotel reservations with ease.

 

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii announces new board member

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii is pleased to announce that Elisabeth “Liz” Chun has been elected to the board. She was previously Executive Director and Vice President of Good Beginnings Alliance until July 2012 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Honolulu, the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, PHOCUSED and is a member of the Rotary Club of Hawaii.

The Board of Trustees of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii elected executive officers for 2013 - 2014.  They are:  Chairman Kimo Steinwascher of AB Kailua, Vice Chairman Alan S. Ito, technology software consultant, Treasurer Christopher R. Dang, Attorney, Christopher R. Dang, LLLC, and Secretary Robert S. Ostrem Jr. of Jerry Hay, Inc. 

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for March 2014

Prudential Locations Recognizes Top Agent Award Winners for March 2014

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today the winners of Prudential Locations’ Top Agent Awards for March 2014. Prudential Locations’ awards are presented on a monthly basis to celebrate agents’ outstanding performance in a variety of categories. Prudential Locations is pleased to announce the following winners:

 

Maria Carvalho Wins Speech Competition

Maria Carvalho Wins Speech Competition

Maria Carvalho, Vice President of the Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) and Product Development Manager for 21st Century Insurance / Farmers Insurance Hawaii, Inc., recently won the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) Region VIII Confidence While Communicating (CWC) Speak-Off Competition at their annual conference in Fresno, California.   CWC is a highly prestigious program which allows participants to enhance communication skills by preparing and delivering oral presentations. 

Carvalho won the regional level competition by presenting a three-minute prepared speech and completing a one-minute impromptu speech.  She will go on to compete on the national level with the winners representing the other eight regions of IAIP.  The International CWC Speak-Off will be held during the National Convention in June, in San Diego, California.

Avalon development co. Purchases industrial park in Kapolei; 17 fee-simple lots to go on sale

Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, Will Offer Much-Needed Industrial Space on Oahu

HONOLULU – Avalon Development Company LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of the long-awaited Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, and that 17 fee-simple industrial properties will be available for presale by this summer.

“The Kapolei Business Park, Phase 2, is a 54-acre subdivision that will be developed adjacent to the existing Kapolei Business Park, Phase 1, on Kalaeloa Boulevard,” said Christine Camp, Avalon president and CEO. “This is a rare opportunity for businesses to purchase fee-simple industrial property on Oahu.”

There has been intense demand for industrial space for the past few years, according to Guy Kidder, vice president of Colliers International, real estate broker for both the Avalon purchase and the future sale of lots to individual businesses.