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August 26, 2015

Mauna Kea Beach to Get New Ballroom

Kahu Danny Akaka, Jr. and daughter Kalei Akaka perform a traditional Hawaiian blessing to launch the $4.5 million renovation of Copper Terrace and the former Kaunaoa Bar & Grill. // Photo courtesy of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s popular Copper Terrace, along with the former Kaunaoa Bar & Grill, will undergo a major transformation over the next several months.

A recent, traditional Hawaiian blessing by Kahu Danny Akaka, Jr. officially launched the $4.5 million renovation project that will aim to revitalize Copper Terrace, a well-known gathering place at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. 

Simultaneously, the former Kaunaoa Bar & Grill will be transformed into what will become one of the newest ballrooms on the Kohala CoastThe new ballroom, with floor-to-ceiling windows looking over Kaunaoa Bay, will offer nearly 4,000 square feet of indoor function space, outdoor pre-function areas, as well as an adjacent boardroom.

“This is an exciting time for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel as we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary while looking ahead to a bright future,” said Craig Anderson, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel's general manager, in a written release. “These improvements will allow us to continue to compete in a global marketplace while also elevating guest experiences.”

The Copper Terrace is slated for completion by mid-December. The new Kaunaoa Ballroom will debut by mid-January. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on Hawaii's Big Island

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