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HILO, HAWAII PROPERTY EST. 1939 When the first Polynesians settled in Hawaii more than a century ago, their art and culture became the cornerstone of Hawaii’s rich heritage. From learning about the art of hula to natural diversity like waterfalls, lush rainforests, and lava flows, there is a lot to experience on the Big Island. Located in Hilo, the Grand Naniloa is a convenient base with a rich history of its own. Built in 1939 on the former site of a yacht club, the 388-guestroom hotel is host to the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, and is spectacularly located amongst the towering banyan trees of the “Hilo Walk of Fame,” famously planted by Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and other celebrities over the years. Guests enjoy 180. Views over Hilo's crescent-shaped bay, from Moku Ola, the "healing island," to Mauna Kea, the dormant volcano Native Hawaiians regard as a sacred place. ORIGINAL HOTEL CHARMING SERVICE CONTEMPORARY DÉCOR AVANT GARDE AMENITIES 388 guestrooms. Amenities include complimentary golf on Hilo’s only 9-hole practice course, a waterfront restaurant, a poolside bar, beachside weddings, meeting space, a brand-new fitness center, retail shops, curated cultural activities and tours, water sports, and authentic local entertainment in the hotel’s exclusive concert hall. DINING The “farm-to-table” restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with menu selections of local favorites and indoor and outdoor seating featuring sweeping vistas of Hilo Bay and the Hamakua Coast. Guests can also relax at the pool bar or lobby lounge with a signature tropical cocktail of their choice and enjoy the peaceful rhythms and poetic lyrics of Hawaiian melodies performed by local musicians, celebrating island life. LOCATION With the airport six minutes away and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 40 minutes away, the Grand Naniloa offers convenient accommodations to guests who want to explore the eastern half of the Big Island. Hilo has a walking tour to explore its unique history and shops, and a Farmer’s Market where 200+ artists and farmers sell locally grown food, handmade crafts, and tropical flowers. Hilo Int’l Airport: 2 miles, 6 minutes. 93 Banyan Drive Hilo, HI 96720 T 808.969.3333
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