Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Opens

July 15, 2018, 2:21 PM HST (Updated July 15, 2018, 2:21 PM)

A two-day celebration of The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort grand opening was highlighted with a breathtaking flower drop over the Westin pools on Sunday, July 15, 2018. 

Orchids being dropped at the Hapuna Resort on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

50,000 orchids rained from the sky to the delight of guests and community members who had come to celebrate the debut of an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, marking the brand’s sixth hotel in Hawai‘i and the only one on the Island of Hawai‘i. 

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Courtesy photo

Guests also were able to enjoy lessons in lei making, just one way for the hotel to celebrate and embrace the local culture.  

Sunday’s festivities wrapped up the celebratory weekend that included a gala dinner and after party, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.  The weekend ceremonies commenced with a beautiful oli, composed and shared by Grayden Ha’i-Kelly, Director of Activities. 



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