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The Kāhala Hotel and Resort presents
“Memories of the Maile Room Gala”

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Exhibit, Wai‘alae Ballroom
5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Presentation, Maile Ballroom

The Kāhala Hotel and Resort in honoring legendary performing artists such as Danny Kaleikini, who for decades delighted kamaʻāina, international visitors, dignitaries and celebrities with their beautiful Hawaiian songs and stories that enticed many to return year after year. Today’s popular Hawaiian entertainers who proudly carry on that legacy will be featured during the “Memories of the Maile Room Gala” including Raʻiātea Helm and students of Kamehameha Schools.
A special dinner menu by executive chef Jonathan Mizukami will also be served, featuring a tasting menu of locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

The event places a spotlight on the important service our “Keepers of the Maunalua Bay Community” provide in environmental conservation, perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and climate resiliency programs from Kūpikipikiʻo (southern tip of Diamond Head) to ʻIhiʻihilauākea (western tip of Koko Crater) mauka to the Koʻolau Mountain Range and around the globe.

Award Recipients

Maunalua Kama‘āina Award

Nainoa Thompson

Polynesian Voyaging Society

Maunalua Konohiki Award

Laura Thompson (1925-2020) & Chris Cramer

Co-Founder / Executive Director
Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center

Mālama Honua Award

Celeste Connors

Chief Executive Officer
Hawai‘i Green Growth
UN Local2030 Hub

Conservation Award

JC Watson

Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

Maunalua Cultural
Preservation Award

Ann Marie Kirk


Kahu ‘Āina Certificate
of Recognition

Kaimuki Middle School

Event Title Sponsors

Event Organizer

Kamehameha Schools

Since 2018, Kamehameha Schools and The Kahala have worked in partnership to address crucial concerns in education, environmental conservation, cultural preservation, and our local economy. Together, they are organizing this event to support the efforts of nearby schools and nonprofits working to improve the Maunalua Bay community.


Resorttrust develops and operates public and membership-based hotels, golf courses, membership-based medical diagnostic and treatment support centers. The company, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange, operates 47 hotels. The Kāhala Hotel & Resort is Resorttrust’s first overseas hotel and is operated by local subsidiary Resorttrust Hawaii, LLC.


The Kāhala Initiative of Sustainability Culture and the Arts was born out of The Kahala’s commitment to preserving our land, ocean and culture for generations to come. Its sustainability programs work to protect the environment and preserve the Native Hawaiian culture for generations to come.

Award Sponsors

Maunalua Kamaʻāina Award

Through the HEI family of companies, we aim to put Hawai‘i at the forefront of clean energy, create a sustainable and growing local economy, and allow our families and communities to flourish.

Mālama Honua Award

Carlsmith Ball has been part of the evolving legal landscape for the past 165 years, providing clients with the tools and innovative solutions they need to succeed.

Maunalua Conservation Award

The Hawaiian Airlines Team Kokua Program demonstrates the hospitality and aloha of Hawaiian Airlines for the communities we serve by improving the lives of our neighbors and caring for the land that sustains us all.

Table Sponsors

R&H Healy Family


Event Supporters

Non-Profit Exhibitors

Hawai‘i Green Growth

Jean Charlot Foundation

Kealakai Center – Pacific Strings Museum

Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership

Kupa’āina o Kuliʻouʻou

Livable Hawai‘i Kai Hui

Mālama Maunalua

Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center

Maunalua.net / Story Catcher

Pauahi Foundation

Polynesian Voyaging Society

Protect & Preserve Hawai‘i

UH Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology

For more information or to become a sponsor, email kahalaresort@kahalaresort.com

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