Mauna Kea Set to Celebrate 50 Years


Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the first resort built on the raw and stunning Kohala Coast in 1965, will mark its 50th anniversary in July 2015.

Paying tribute to the hotel’s legendary Rockefeller pedigree and timeless charm, the year-long celebration is appropriately themed, “What was, is.”

Starting this month, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is introducing a special logo to be featured in commemorative items and all marketing collateral. The logo features the iconic orange-coloured blossom, a symbolic representation of the architects’ first vivid sights of the hotel site – plumeria scattered along the sands of Kaunaoa Bay and spectacular orange sunsets. Known for highlighting its stunning natural surroundings, the hotel has always perpetuated a distinct sense of place, both in design and service.

Anniversary festivities tee off in December with the 41st annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am and will continue throughout 2015 with a generous “50 Acts of Aloha” giving campaign, special promotions – including a $50,000 Golden Anniversary package – themed displays, unique dining experiences, and more. A highlight of the celebration will include a grand celebration scheduled for July 24, 2015, 50 years to the day of the hotel’s opening.