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Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa Debuts New Aloha Friday Celebration
New poolside show coincides with new time for extended fireworks display
May 20, 2009
HONOLULU, Hawaii - For more than 20 years, the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa celebrated the end of the work week with the Aloha Friday King's Jubilee - a tribute to Hawaii's Merrie Monarch, King David Kalakaua. And now, as the next 20 years of celebrating Fridays begin, the resort has launched a new show that provides a nostalgic look at the music that made Hawaii famous. The Rockin' Hawaiian Rainbow Revue recalls the golden era of Hawaiian music and dance known as "hapa haole," loosely defined as music that is half Hawaiian (hapa) and half non-Hawaiian (haole). The show culminates in Hilton's famed fireworks extravaganza over Waikiki Beach at 7:45 p.m. The new fireworks display has also been extended from 3 minutes to 5 minutes.
The talented, beautiful dancers of Tihati Productions, the islands' premier entertainment company, headline the show featuring music and dance reminiscent of the "hapa-haole" style of music made popular in the 1930s and 1940s here in Hawaii. The 45-minute show takes guests along a journey of song and dance that includes performances that depict a charming keiki (children's) hula, a vintage Hawaiian romance, the rugged days of paniolo or cowboys...and there's even an interactive guest sing-along of Hawaii favorites, including the late Don Ho's trademark, "Tiny Bubbles." The late Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole's haunting rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is the musical finale as Hilton's signature fireworks light up the sky over Waikiki Beach at 7:45 p.m.
Poolside seating is $15 for adults. Tickets for the show are sold on a first-come, first-served basis by the pool at 6:15 p.m. each Friday. Showtime is at 7 p.m. For more information, call the resort at (808) 949-4321.
About the Village
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is Waikiki's only self-contained destination resort. A vacationer, business traveler or conventioneer finds everything necessary for a visit to paradise, yet also is within walking distance of everything Waikiki offers. The resort spans 22 acres, offering the widest stretch of beach on Waikiki, a beachfront lagoon, waterfalls, six pools, gardens, an exquisite art collection and exotic wildlife, as well as nightly entertainment a Aloha Friday celebration of music and dance that ends with a brilliant fireworks display on the beach. In addition, the Village also boasts more than 90 shops, more than a dozen restaurants, lounges and bars, and the independently owned and operated Mandara Spa. For reservations, call toll-free at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) from the U.S. and Canada, call the resort directly at (808) 949-4321, or visit www.hilton.com. For more information on Hilton Hawaiian Village and the Hilton ohana in Hawaii, visit www.hiltonfamilyhawaii.com.
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