KOHALA COAST, HAWAII PROPERTY EST. 1965 Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s origins date back to 1960 when legendary venture capitalist Laurance S. Rockefeller spotted the crystal clear waters and white sands of Kauna’oa Bay and was inspired to create a great hotel that reflected the spirit of this special place. With thoughtful sensitivity to the dramatic natural surroundings, Rockefeller’s team created a stunning Midcentury modern design that, in the 1960s, was far ahead of its time. As a crowning touch, he installed a 1,600-piece collection of museum-quality Asian and Oceanic art and artifacts throughout the hotel. Guest amenities at the 252-room resort include an award-winning 18-hole golf course, 11-court Seaside Tennis Club, a Beach Club, island dining, homes, and villas. 1966 Honor Award from American Institute of Architects; Fortune named it among “Ten Best Buildings of 1966;” Esquire named it one of the world’s three best hotels, 1967. ORIGINAL HOTEL LUXURIOUS SERVICE BLENDED DÉCOR MID-CENTURY MODERN AMENITIES 252 guestrooms. The centerpiece of every visit is time at Kauna’oa Bay where snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding are among activities to enjoy. Beach alternatives include 18-hole championship golf course, 11-court Seaside Tennis Club, Mauna Kea Keiki Club for children, weekly art tour, and spa. Or explore the island to see tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. DINING Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s dining venues take full advantage of postcard-like views of Kauna’oa Bay while serving island-fresh, islandinspired cuisine. From a weekly luau and the signature dining room, Manta, to Hau Tree’s tropical beach menu and weekly Clambake, selections for hungry golfers at “Number 3,” and Copper Bar’s casual, sharable menu, sunset views, and handcrafted cocktails, the variety appeals to discerning guests. LOCATION The beachfront Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is on the Island of Hawaii’s leeward, sunny Kohala Coast. The island is the youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 4,028 square miles. It is the most ecologically diverse with all but two of Earth’s main climate zones. Natural environments range from desert plains to rain forests and sometimes-snowcapped Mauna Kea mountain. Kona Int’l Airport: 27 miles, 30 minutes. 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive Kohala Coast, HI 96743 T 808.882.7222
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