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It will be a festive month at the Hawaii Prince

By Luis Alicea

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LAST UPDATED: 11:40 a.m. HST, Mar 31, 2014


April will be a very eventful month for the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, which will play host to various special brunches, dinners and the Hanami Sake Festival.

 
“The Hanami Sake Festival features over 100 better-quality sakes and various food booths, including our own,” said Aaron Miyakawa, director of restaurants for the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. Restaurants present at the festival include Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin, Bernini, Urawa, Tokkuri-Tei and Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki's own Hakone and Prince Court. Some of the breweries partnering at the festival are Asahi Brewery, Katou Kahachiro Shuzou, Kamikokoro, Ichinokura and Nanbu Bijin.
 
Live entertainment by Hawaii-based singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer Jon Basebase will add to the ambiance of the festival. There will also be a live taiko drum performance, a form of Japanese ensemble drumming, by Hawaii's own Dragon Beat.
 
The Hanami Sake Festival will take place at Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki's Mauna Kea Ballroom on Friday, April 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entrance to the festival may be pre-purchased for $90 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki's website. Tickets may be purchased at the hotel on the day of the festival for $100. Entry includes sake, food, tax and service fees.
 
On Easter Sunday, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki will hold its annual Easter brunch and dinner buffets. Happening simultaneously, both the Prince Court and the Bird of Paradise will be hosting Easter brunches. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself at Prince Court. The Prince Court, known for its fresh produce from land and sea, will be serving many items on its brunch menu for Easter, including both a waffle and omelet station, snow crab legs, roasted and kalua pork, prime rib, a soba station, and a wide variety of desserts at the dessert station. The Prince Court Easter brunch will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $59 for adults and $29.50 for children between 6 and 10 years old.
 
At the Bird of Paradise, guests will be partaking on an equally scrumptious brunch selection. The Bird of Paradise, located at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach, offers a more casual selection of resort dining. For the Easter brunch, plates will include local favorites such as a dim sum station, sushi, sashimi, steamed crab legs and sliced fresh fruits. The Bird of Paradise Easter brunch will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $46 for adults and $23 for children between 6 and 10 years old.
 
Once the evening comes around, the Prince Court will be hosting Easter dinner. Just in time to view the sunset and the spectacular view of the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Easter dinner will be kicking off with a grand selection of dishes. Entrées will include steamed crab legs with drawn butter, half-shell mussels and oysters, various poke options, grilled snapper, and penne pasta with pancetta. The Prince Court Easter dinner will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cost will be $59 for adults and $29.50 for children between 6 and 10 years old.
 
Holiday events are not new to the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. “We've held holiday brunches, dinners, and events for at least 20 years now,” said Aaron. “Events are all open to the public.”
 
As the events are open to the public, it is expected they will be a complete success and sell fast. “Reservations are highly recommended for the Easter brunches and dinner since there is planned seating,” said Miyakawa.
 
One more event happening at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki this April is in celebration of Administrative Professionals Day. This year, Administrative Professionals Day falls on Wednesday, April 23. More details on Administrative Professionals Day will be available in the coming days on the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki website.
 
Located in beautiful Waikiki Beach, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki is the crown jewel of Oahu's luxury resorts.
 
It has received many awards, particularly for its restaurants and buffets including TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2012 and 2013 as well Hakone being chosen as Top Rated Japanese Cuisine in 2013.
 
The hotel also features more than 500 oceanfront rooms, including 57 luxury suites. The hotel is located a short walking distance from the beach, the Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Center.
 
The Hawaii Prince Golf Club is located in Ewa Beach and offers 27 holes designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.
 
Whether it's visiting Hawaii or taking a staycation, your expectations will be met and surpassed in April at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki. 
 
HAWAII PRINCE HOTEL WAIKIKI
contact // 944-4494 
web // www.PrinceResortsHawaii.com