Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Gives Back with '50 Acts of Aloha' Campaign

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Yearlong giving initiative includes My Mauna Kea, a new stewardship program,

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 50 years of timeless tradition than to pour love, or aloha, back into the community.

The iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is paying it forward by launching a generous 50 Acts of Aloha giving campaign. From donating 50 sleeves of balls to random golfers to creating the new My Mauna Kea forest stewardship program, hotel employees and their ohana are organizing thoughtful acts of kindness—nearly one every week—throughout 2015.

“Our employees are very excited and, just like with our guests everyday, are the heart of planning and executing the campaign," said Phyllis Branco, hotel manager at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

The hotel has already completed a number of Acts of Aloha including donations of 50 golf bags to the Big Island Junior Golf Association and 50 Target gift cards to three charitable non-profits in Minneapolis, Minn. More acts are planned nationwide, although the majority will benefit the Hawaii Island community and environment, including the new My Mauna Kea collaborative forest stewardship program.

Founded by venture capitalist and passionate conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, preserving the environment and honoring his legacy has always been important to the Mauna Kea. In that spirit, the hotel, in partnership with the Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project and Hawaii Forest & Trail, has launched an exciting environmental and cultural stewardship program. Employees, visitors and guests are encouraged to participate in numerous ways, including signing up for a bird watching excursion, which will include volunteer time to plant mamane trees, or collect tree seeds in an effort to restore the habitat and food source of the critically endangered Palila bird, only found on the southwest slopes of Mauna Kea.

My Mauna Kea volunteer trips are $147.02 per person, including tax, and include round-trip transfer, access fees to the site, deli-boxed lunch, guide and all necessary equipment. Upcoming excursions are scheduled for March 16, 2015, and April 6, 2015.

Guests are encouraged to follow the 50 Acts of Aloha campaign and get involved using #50ActsofAloha. More information about the campaign and the My Mauna Kea stewardship program can be found by visiting TimelessMaunaKea.com.

About Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, founded by venture capitalist and passionate conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. The first resort built on the raw and stunning Kohala Coast, the Mauna Kea remains a landmark of luxury on Hawaii Island, offering 252 guest rooms and suites. Anniversary festivities teed off in December 2014 with the 41st annual Mauna Kea Pro-Am and will continue throughout 2015 with the generous “50 Acts of Aloha” giving campaign, special promotions including a $50,000 Room Package, themed displays and unique dining experiences, highlighted with a grand celebration on July 24, 2015. Visit Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s microsite, TimelessMaunaKea.com, for more information.

About Prince Resorts Hawaii
Prince Resorts Hawaii Inc., operates three luxury hotels and golf courses on two of the Hawaiian Islands: The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club on the Island of Oahu, and on the Island of Hawaii, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Golf Course and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Golf Course at the Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast. Prince Resorts Hawaii is unique in offering all oceanfront locations along with championship golf courses, gracious island hospitality and award-winning cuisine. Each hotel and resort is dedicated to providing exceptional value and guest experiences with no mandatory resort fees. For more information, call 1-866-PRINCE6 (866-774-6236) or visit PrinceResortsHawaii.com.

About Prince Hotels & Resorts
Prince Hotels & Resorts owns and operates 41 hotels, Ryokan, Ski and Golf facilities, and aquariums, across Japan and seven others worldwide (Hawaii, Taiwan and Malaysia). Prince Hotels & Resorts is committed to environmentally-friendly operations. For more information, visit PrinceHotels.com.

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