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Enhancements Afoot

Nowadays, big changes are underway at the iconic property, with 246 hotel rooms being converted into 112 one- and two-bedroom suites under the Marriott Vacation Club moniker, with 10,000 square feet of meeting space converted into a sales gallery for…

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Hotel Guests Benefit Too

Even as the Vacation Club guests will begin to arrive and enjoy the new look and feel of the property, so too will hotel guests benefit. In addition to the refreshed guest rooms and common areas, a new lobby level…

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Beachfront Improvements

One of the main draws for the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is its proximity to Anaeho`omalu Bay and the historic fishponds that front it. It was here that the ancient Hawaiians created a fishing village, the remains of…

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Two Centuries of Flavor

The first record of coffee in the Sandwich Isles appears in 1813, when a Spaniard named Don Francisco de Paula y Marin noted in his journal that he planted seedlings of coffee on the island of O`ahu. Though not much…

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Seed to Table

“Coffee is part of the culture of the islands,” says Jayson Kanekoa, executive chef at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. “Every state drinks coffee, but Hawai`i is the only state that produces coffee.” Kanekoa (pictured below right) oversees a…

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Daylight Mind Café & Restaurant

Resort guests can also find a variety of coffee drinks at Daylight Mind Café & Restaurant in Queens’ MarketPlace, a coffee-pub, featuring carefully sourced, roasted, and brewed coffees, with an emphasis on Hawai`i-grown coffees. The restaurant has partnered with several…

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Ka`u Coffee at Mai Grille

At Mai Grille in the Waikoloa Kings’ Golf Course clubhouse, Chef Allen Hess has been creating buzz not only with a menu of delectable cuisine, but with the blended, Ka‘u-grown coffee he serves. “My family bought a 5-acre plot in…

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