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Hilton Hawaiian Village reopens in Waikiki

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Kahu Kordell Kekoa, second from right, performs a pule and blessing for the workers of Hilton Hawaiian Village in the lobby on Tuesday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. The resort reopened after nearly nine months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, and welcomed its first guests — a couple from West Virginia —with a surprise upgrade. With over 1500 employees, the resort has only re-employed about 300 workers even with the reopening.
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Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, blesses the hands of Hilton Hawaiian Village managing director Debi Bishop while performing a pule and blessing for the workers of Hilton Hawaiian Village in the lobby on Tuesday.
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Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, and Hilton Hawaiian Village managing director Debi Bishop unwrap a maile lei while performing a pule and blessing in the lobby on Tuesday.
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Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, and Hilton Hawaiian Village managing director Debi Bishop unwrap a maile lei while performing a pule and blessing in the lobby to officially reopen on Tuesday.
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Kahu Kordell Kekoa, left, and Hilton Hawaiian Village managing director Debi Bishop unwrap a maile lei while performing a pule and blessing in the lobby to officially reopen on Tuesday.
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Hilton Hawaiian Village managing director Debi Bishop reacts after the official reopening of the resort on Tuesday.

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