Castle & Cooke Resorts, LLC is pleased to introduce Happy Vacations, a California-based travel wholesaler, as the new co-sponsor for the Lana`i Visiting Artist Program, now in its eleventh year of bringing complimentary programs by world-renowned artists to the guests and residents of Lana`i.
Lana`i is delighted to welcome Happy Vacations as our partner in this worthy art program,” says Matthew Hart, Vice President. “They have been a longtime supporter of Lana`i and we look forward to a successful partnership.
“We`re excited about being a part of such an established and notable arts program which introduces a very special element into the hotel experience for guests, and benefits the local community on Lana`i as well,” says Imara Yokely, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “Happy Vacations is always looking for ways to expand our customers` travel experience. The Lana`i Visiting Artist Program is a fantastic value-added amenity that will appeal to travelers seeking a truly unique and enriching Hawaii vacation experience. We`re looking forward to offering this wonderful program to our customers.”
Since 1969, Happy Vacations has been a leading travel wholesaler of vacations to Hawaii, as well as Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands and the Caribbean. Their commitment is to provide the best the destination has to offer in a flexible, easy-to-plan format, at competitive prices.
The 2002 Lana`i Visiting Artist Program
Lorin Hollander: April 6 - Lodge at Koele: Distinguished pianist Lorin Hollander has been called “one of the most fantastic talents of our time” by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Maui International Music Quartet: May 31 - Lodge at Koele: Chamber music ensemble featuring Violist Yizhak Schotten and pianist Katherine Collier, a top prize-winner in the Cliburn Scholarship Competition.
Robert Taub: June 22 - Lodge at Koele: Internationally acclaimed leader in the new generation of virtuoso pianists. Beethoven Piano Sonatas figure prominently in Taub`s concert repertoire.
Rafih and Rita Benjelloun: July 13 & 14 - Manele Bay Hotel: Chef/Owners of The Imperial Fez restaurants in Atlanta and Vail, and the leading authorities on Moroccan cuisine in the U.S.
Rick Tramonto: August 17 & 18 - Manele Bay Hotel
Chef/partner of Tru, Chicago, which won top ratings in the Chicago Zagat Restaurant Survey; Tramonto is a multiple James Beard Award nominee.
Elysium: September 4,5,8,9 at Manele Bay Hotel and Lodge at Koele: Elysium, an electrifying sextet composed of violins, cello, viola, horn and piano, presents four programs of works by Mozart, Barber, Dvorak, Puccinil Brahms and Schumann.
Lee Hefter: September 14-15 - Lodge at Koele: Executive Chef, Spago Beverly Hills. At Wolfgang Puck`s restaurant, Hefter emphasizes the best ingredients seasoned with influences of other cultures.
Josiah Citrin: October 12 & 13 - Lodge at Koele:Executive Chef, Melisse, Santa Monica. Contemporary American-French cuisine by one of “America`s best new chefs,” according to Food & Wine.
John Loring: December TBA - Manele Bay Hotel: Design Director of Tiffany & Co. since 1979 and the author of nine books, including Tiffany`s 150 Years, Tiffany Taste and Tiffany Weddings.
All performances are complimentary for resort guests and members of the community. Most are scheduled for 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.; chefs offer complimentary cooking classes Sunday at 3:30 p.m., and their Saturday and Sunday signature dinners are offered at a fixed price, with reservations highly recommended. Schedule is subject to change.