On February 27, 2020, 13 alumni and guests were treated to a private tour and reception at the new Halepuna Waikiki hotel with GM, Julie Arigo. Halepuna Wakiki, located across the street from its sister property, the Halekulani, opened in October 2019 and is considered the Halekulani company’s first foray into boutique luxury. Following the tour, we were provided a delicious spread of menu favorites by Chef de Cuisine, Aaron Furuto, and Restaurant Manager, Nicole Mackay. Needless to say, we left happy and full and will certainly be back again soon!
On May 16, 2019, the Hawaii chapter gathered at the Prince Waikiki hotel to welcome Neil Tarallo, SHA Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Mahalo to Neil and his wife, Paula, for making the trip out to Hawaii and for spending time with us.