February 14, 2017
The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, the first hotel to welcome visitors along Waikiki’s famous shores, is celebrating more than eleven decades of gracious hospitality with an extraordinary concert by the legendary Robert Cazimero on its 116thbirthday, Saturday, March 11.
The multi-talented Cazimero will perform in the Moana Banyan Courtyard in two separate, 45-minute segments.
Cazimero, along with his brother Roland were known collectively as the Brothers Cazimero, and both are credited as being instrumental in the resurgence of Hawaiian music and culture that began in the 1970s.
Robert is also a respected kumu (teacher) of Hawaiian dance. His incomparable, distinctive voice have recorded many island classics such as Pane Mai, My Sweet Pikake Lei, and E Ku‘u Lei.
For the Moana’s birthday celebration, Cazimero will play his many hits accompanied by a grand piano, which has become his signature instrument.
Complementing Cazimero’s concert is the cuisine of David Lukela of the Beachhouse at the Moana.
Chef Lukela and his team are offering a four-course delight that begins with a petite beachhouse Caesar followed by lobster bisque; the entrée is a 6 oz. filet, lobster tail, Everything But The Kitchen Sink (EBTKS) mash potatoes, and Farmer’s Market vegetables.
The dessert is a delicious trio by Pastry Chef Nanako Perez-Nava featuring Kona coffee cheesecake, peanut butter crunch and mango sorbet.
The cost for the dinner with Golden Circle concert seating is $116 per person (plus tax and gratuity), and general seating for the concert without dinner costs $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity) in the Banyan Courtyard.
Tickets can be purchased at HonoluluBoxOffice.com.
Throughout its history, the First Lady of Waikiki has featured some of the best in island music beneath the renowned Banyan Tree.
Today, the Moana Surfrider is known for its Afternoon Tea along the Veranda, as well as its remarkable dining experiences at Beachhouse at the Moana, Vintage 1901 and Beach Bar.
The Moana Surfrider’s spa, Moana Lani Spa, is Waikiki’s only beachfront spa offering a range of wellness and rejuvenation services.
During the hotel’s birthday month in March, Moana Lani Spa is offering a 45-minute ESPA custom facial for only $116 (plus tax and service charge), or enjoy a 75-minute ESPA custom facial at a special price of $160 (plus tax and service charge) and receive an ESPA beauty gift valued at $25.
To book an appointment at the Moana Lani Spa, call (808) 237-2535 or see MoanaLaniSpa.com.
The Moana Surfrider invites guests to make it a weekend celebration with its 116th Birthday Special room package that includes Golden Circle seating for two at the Robert Cazimero concert with a four-course dinner and a Moana historical book for stays of at least two nights.
The package begins at $365 per night, and can be booked by calling the hotel at (808) 922-3111 or by going to Moana-Surfrider.com.