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Jun 2018

Royal Kona Resort Employees and Local Entertainers Offer Support to Puna Residents

Donation drives held at Don's Mai Tai Bar contribute to statewide relief efforts

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (June 25, 2018) - In the weeks immediately following the Kilauea eruption, Royal Kona Resort employees initiated donation drives at Don's Mai Tai Bar during its Thursday music series with local entertainers, Henry Kapono and Johnny Valentine. During the performances, employees collected food and supplies for victims affected by Kilauea's devastation. The coordinated effort generated two large pallets of food and supplies, and raised over $3,600 in cash. Royal Kona Resort staff recently delivered the donations received to the Puna relief station in Keeau.

"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our employees and guests," said Tom Bell, president of Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, the hotel management group for the Royal Kona Resort. "It is heartwarming to see the community coming together to provide much needed support for our neighbors in need."

About Royal Kona Resort

Located on the Island of Hawaii's scenic lava-lined coast, the Royal Kona Resort is an oceanfront landmark in the heart of Kailua-Kona. The resort is centrally situated near renowned Alii Drive and a variety of restaurants, shops, historical sites and activities. The newly renovated Alii, Lagoon and Bay Towers offer spacious guestrooms with sweeping views of the ocean and mountain skylines. Home of the World's Best Mai Tai, the resort also features a private saltwater swimming lagoon and world-class tennis courts that accommodate guests day or night. For more information on the Royal Kona Resort, visit www.RoyalKona.com

About Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts

As pioneers in Hawaii tourism, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts is a hospitality management group with a growing portfolio of properties totaling over 1,200 rooms on Kauai, Maui and the Island of Hawaii. Born out of hotel ownership, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts has a unique understanding of the Hawaii market, offering Hawaii hotel owners measurable results in profitability and guest satisfaction, and unparalleled management experience. For more information, visit www.hawaiianhotels.com.

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