Rare Impressionist Exhibit on Oahu

Halekulani creates exclusive arts package

By: Dawna Robertson

Through June 6, The Honolulu Academy of Arts will showcase a major exhibition that is the first of its kind. “Japan and Paris: Impressionism, Postimpressionism and the Modern Era” will feature masterpieces by Monet, Picasso, Cezanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Renoir, Gauguin and other renowned artists of the era. The exhibit will mark the first time some of the paintings have ever traveled outside of Japan, and the only time this particular group of paintings will ever be seen together.

Halekulani is the premier hospitality sponsor of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit. In celebration of this show, the property has created a special Masterpiece Arts Package:

* Four nights’ accommodations that range from an oceanview room to a suite.

* Exclusive entry and transportation to The Honolulu Academy of Arts.

* Dinner for two at Halekulani’s La Mer restaurant, Hawaii’s only AAA Five-Diamond restaurant.

* Daily breakfast in a choice of House Without a Key or Orchids’ restaurants. * Color souvenir exhibit catalog.

Available through June 6, the four-night Masterpiece Art Package is priced from $2,300, based on double occupancy.

“We are honored to be a part of this extraordinary exhibit,” said Fred Honda, Halekulani’s general manager. “At Halekulani, our passion is creating memorable guest experiences. We are confident that our partnership with The Honolulu Academy of Arts on this unique exhibit is something our guests will take advantage of and remember for years to come.”

Halekulani’s involvement in the arts community encourages appreciation of more than just the natural beauty of the island. The property established itself as a fervent supporter of the arts when it began welcoming visitors to the shores of Waikiki Beach more than a century ago. Art is still an integral part of the guest experience.

The resort offers all guests complimentary admission to some of Oahu’s finest art and cultural venues such as the Honolulu Symphony, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Academy of Arts and The Contemporary Museum. The Masterpiece Arts Package is the first of many programs planned for Halekulani throughout 2004.