Celebrating 90 and 50 at The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Friends and family gathered for a celebration rich with Hawaiian culture By: Megan Brickwood
Joy Tanzman celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. // © 2014
Joy Tanzman celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at the Kahala Hotel & Resort. // © 2014

On May 18, Joy Tanzman, mother of well-known travel agent Susan Tanzman, celebrated her 90th birthday at the Kahala Hotel & Resort on Oahu. Her family and 40 guests — including hoteliers and other tourism representatives from around the islands — gathered for brunch at the resort, which was also celebrating its 50th anniversary. The festivities included a traditional Hawaiian blessing and a performance by renowned Hula dancer Iwalani Tseu.

“Hawaii is probably the only place where the hoteliers are all friends, and when you get them together, they will put on a celebration like no other,” said Susan Tanzman, owner and president of Martin’s Travel and Tours. “The generosity and warmth is incomparable.”

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