Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo to celebrate Polynesian culture with special lūʻaus Nov. 21 and Dec. 26

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The Grand Naniloa Hotal Hilo is hosting two shows called Pāwehi Hōʻike, which tell stories of Polynesia, Hawaiʻi Island and Hilo town.

The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo will host special Hōʻike style lūʻau shows on Nov. 21 and Dec. 26., telling stories of Polynesia, Hawaiʻi Island and Hilo town.

In partnership with Island Breeze Productions and Hālau Ka Lehua Pua Kamaehu, the events called Pāwehi Hōʻike will pay tribute to the music, hula and the variety of dynamic Polynesian cultures that inhibit the Island of Hawaiʻi and community of Hilo.

The events will be held in the hotel’s Crown Room and are open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 pm for dinner and drinks, and the show takes place from 7 to 8 p.m.


The Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo team was inspired by the rich and deep-rooted history of Hilo, the property’s location, and the musicians and Hālau that have performed at the hotel over the years.  

Photo Courtesy: Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo

Locals and hotel guests are invited to attend and enjoy food, camaraderie, traditional music, Hula vignettes from various parts of Polynesia, and Hilo storytelling through the hands and expressions of the Hula dancers and musicians.

Tickets are $159 per person for adults and $79.50 for children age 12 and under. Kamaʻāina rates are $135.15 for adults and $67.57 for children 12 and under. Prices do not include tax.


Tickets include the show, dinner and beverages, including Mai Tais, beer, wine or soft drinks until the show begins. Alcohol and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the bar during the show. To purchase, visit or call 808-326-4969.

Following the Hōʻike Lūʻau, guests are invited to meander to the Hotel’s Hula Lounge Lobby Bar for popular pūpū’s, cocktails, wine, and beer, as well as non-alcoholic beverages available until midnight. Complimentary self-parking is available at Grand Naniloa Golf course across the street from the hotel. 

Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo – a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 93 Banyan Dr. For more information visit or call 808-969-3333.

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