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Laurance Rockefeller’s vision transformed the Kohala Coast

Allison Schaefers
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When the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened in July 24, 1965, it was one of the most expensive hotels built at $15 million. Laurance Rockfeller, top center, spoke at the grand opening. The hotel features 252 rooms and a world famous golf course. Its art collection of Asian and Oceanic art is priceless.