KAPALUA - To celebrate its 20th anniversary this month, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host a weekend of cultural events on Oct. 18-21.
Offered in partnership with Island Air, Troon Golf and Hawaiian105 KINE Radio, a portion of the proceeds from the weekend's events will benefit the Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free after school math, reading and history tutoring for West Maui students in grades 3-8.
Kicking off the weekend will be a Celebration Ho'olaule'a on Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Alaloa Lounge with a meet and greet hosted by local television and radio favorites Billy V and Bruddah Wade.
Hawaiian105 KINE Radio will broadcast its Aloha Friday morning show live at the hotel with interviews with renowned musician Keali'i Reichel and hotel Hawaiian Cultural Advisor Clifford Nae'ole.
Guests may also experience the Aloha Friday luncheon show featuring musicians Willie K and Napua Makua.
Events on Saturday, Oct. 20, will begin with an E Ala E Ceremony. Join Nae'ole in this traditional sunrise ceremony to greet the dawn and rejuvenate your spirit.
Other activities on Saturday include the 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament (friendly competition on the scenic Bay Course), Maunalei Magic Hike Exploration (trained hike leaders will share their knowledge of Hawaii's natural and cultural history), and The Legacy Finale with live entertainment by Nuff Sedd. Mingle with local musicians and radio favorites while enjoying food and cocktail specials. Music and camaraderie will continue in the lobby bar for the after-hours fun.
On Sunday, Oct. 21, the weekend will conclude with the Fond Farewell Celebration Breakfast. Enjoy breakfast of fine cuisine at The Terrace Restaurant, which offers a full breakfast buffet with ocean views.
For additional information on this special weekend, call 665-7089. Select events require advance reservations.
In celebration of its past, present and future, the hotel is offering a "Legacy of Aloha" accommodations package through Dec. 18.
Deluxe accommodations will be offered at 20 percent off the nightly rate, including a commemorative gift and Kapalua insider's guide.
Rates for the "Legacy of Aloha" package start at $415 per night; to register, call (800) 262-8440 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/Kapalua.